Re: [PATCH RFC 0/5] docs: Improvements to our HTML output

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Wed Oct 05 2022 - 11:33:25 EST

Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I would play with the sidebar options used by Alabaster in order to
> try to make the TOC more useful.

Definitely worth doing; I'm not sure how much flexibility there is

I'd *really* like to avoid carrying our own theme if at all possible...

The right solution might be to actually split the books apart and do the
intersphinx thing; I've not really looked into that at all.

> On a side note, one thing I miss on all default themes is a way to dynamically
> use dark mode. That's btw why I ended adding non-default support for
> 'sphinx_rtd_dark_mode' (which also requires an external package). At the time
> I added CSS/themes customization support to the build system, this was the only
> theme that allowed to switch to either dark/light mode. It would be really cool
> if Alabaster (or some other default themes) could honor the user's preference
> between light/dark modes.

Yeah, Alabaster doesn't seem to have that. Providing that ability in shouldn't be *that* hard to do; it doesn't use that many colors,
though there might be a fair amount of CSS to override.