Re: [PATCH v3 11/21] Documentation/kernel-docs.txt: convert it to ReST markup

From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date: Fri Sep 16 2016 - 16:42:51 EST

Em Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:15:31 -0600
Jonathan Corbet <corbet@xxxxxxx> escreveu:

> On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:06:40 -0300
> Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This one required lots of manual work, for it to be properly
> > displayed.
> And, honestly, I wonder if it was worth it. This document contains no
> entries for any recent documents,

Not sure about that. There are a number of patches from 2016 made by
Luis de Bethencourt updating several stuff.

> many of the links in it are long since
> dead, and I honestly doubt it has been helpful to anybody.

I tested: all links there point to an existing documentation.

Yet, it lacks pointers to more recent printed Kernel books.

> If we keep it
> should definitely be marked as historical cruft, but I wonder if it's
> worth even that much effort?

That's a good question. I don't know the answer.

At the media book, we keep a bibliography updated as we add new stuff
there. I found it to be useful, specially since it mentions some ITU-T
specs that the media framework needs, but this is somewhat different
than what's there.

Maybe we could keep it there for a while and see if people update
it. If not, move it to an "historical" archive or remove it as
a hole.