[Twisted-Python] twisted.web in 60 seconds...why aren't these on the frontpage of TM.com?

Kevin Horn kevin.horn at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 10:57:51 EDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 9:48 PM, <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> So about the conversion, I wonder if we can start to generate the Sphinx
> version of the docs on buildbot sometime soon, and perhaps host them
> alongside the current docs, as the first step in phasing out the current
> version?

I suppose we could do this, if you think it would help.  Note that the
script requires Python 2.6 and I think at least Sphinx 0.6.4 (I'm using

> How automated is the conversion process now?  Are errors reported such
> that people could start looking at them and fixing the issues?  It seems
> like you've done almost all of the hard work, and the rest is dealing
> with some edge cases in lore or restructured text, and that might be
> more easily spread out amongst more people.
> Jean-Paul
I think the automatic conversion process has reached the point of
diminishing returns.
I've got it down to about 13 warnings in the Sphinx build process, though
there are still
some markup errors in the output.  Trying to make the conversion handle
these seems
to just introduce more errors in other places.

In other words I think it's time to create a branch with the Sphinxified
docs and do a manual review.

I've got a basic transition plan sketched out here:

That's just basically an outline of a plan Glyph and I hashed out during the
Twisted sprint at PyCon.

Ideas and criticisms welcome.

Kevin Horn
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