On Sat, May 24, 2014, at 09:26 AM, Marcelo Huerta wrote:> 5 days ago Steve Johnson wrote:
> > I am a friendly developer who recently crossed the threshold from "IAs I have said a few times now, the git fork is functional, and I'm
> > wish docutils was better" to "I want to help improve docutils."
> AFAICS there are a couple of things which are requested in terms of
> functionality of docutils. What is your progress in this regard?
experimenting with a new docs site which I will make public for review
when it's worth seeing.
I'm also trying to become more familiar with the
code, being a relative newcomer.
And I could just fork the entire project and call it StevesDocutils, why
the heck not? Because it's better to just improve the core project and
the site everyone finds on Google when they search for 'docutils'.
[seriously, why is improving the docs such a terrible idea?]
git-svn is okay, but it's kind of a kludge, as you might imagine. And
svn isn't really a git "backend" in that it doesn't offer many of the
benefits like rich tagging and branching.
[or not having to keep updating the committers list,
etc, and being on a more popular source code host]
> In addition I'm interested on how you are going to beam that GIT> knowledge into my head.It's just not that hard, and you might actually enjoy it.
> To summarize: I feel you want to force something down our throat. IfTo summarize: I think you are trying to turn a rational discussion into
> you really want to help docutils you could use your energy for
> something real.
a shouting match, and misrepresenting or ignoring people in the process.
[In hindsight this snipe was not really necessary. But I do think it's
to claim that improving the docs or getting more contributors isn't