Re: [PATCH 00/10] Documentation/Sphinx

From: Daniel Vetter
Date: Mon May 30 2016 - 05:10:32 EST

On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 10:33 PM, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2016, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> At this time I've put most effort into the configuration and build side
>> of things, solving the problems described above, and handling missing
>> tools and packages gracefully. There are still issues to be ironed out
>> in a) the kernel-doc script rst output and b) the xml template to rst
>> conversion. These are somewhat orthogonal from each other and the build,
>> and I expect some hand-editing will be required in the end.
> Jon -
> I've added a significant amount of polish. It works and it looks
> pretty. The code is in the "sphinx-wip" branch of [1], gitweb at [2],
> and Read the Docs built copy at [3].
> There's roughly 30 commits there that I think are getting ready for
> merging. The rest is scripted conversion of some DocBook templates for
> demonstration purposes; I think the final conversion should be done by
> the authors of the documents when they are ready to ditch the DocBook
> templates in the same commit.
> I also think I've now spearheaded this pretty close to a point where
> more benefits can be gained by merging the work to docs-next, and
> collaborating there.
> Let me know what you think.

I've looked both through the patches in Jani's branch and the
resulting docs. Spotted 2 nitpicks, which are already fixed, and it
looks imo _really_ good.

I think next steps is to get this merged into docs-next, with a stable
tag, so that I can pull it into drm-misc. There's still piles of
little polish to do to make it really pretty, but that's almost all in
the kernel-doc comments or .rst files itself. I think for starting we
could convert a few docs already, or just add the index.rst and leave
conversions to maintainers. At least for gpu.tmpl I expect some need
for cordination with ongoing work.

> BR,
> Jani.
> PS. I never thought I'd do this much perl coding in my life. It didn't
> kill me, I must be stronger now.
> [1] git://
> [2]
> [3]
> --
> Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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