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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-discuss] Including images on Sphinx documents
On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> We have makefiles, but more importantly, few enough people actually
> *generate* the documentation, that I think if it's an option to just
> fix sphinx, we should do that instead. If it means that you have to
> have some development version of sphinx, so be it. Most people read
> the documentation either directly in the unprocessed text-files
> ("source code") or on the web (by searching for pre-formatted docs)
> that I really don't think we need to worry too much about the
> toolchain.

My secret plan was to make building documentation easy, and then trick
more people into actually doing that on a regular basis, to ensure we
keep the build working and the output sensible in a variety of
environments. Sure we have a bunch of people doing this, and we have
0day doing this, but I'd hate it if it became laborous and fiddly to set
up the toolchain to generate documentation.

So I'm not necessarily disagreeing with anything you say, but I think
there's value in having a low bar for entry (from the toolchain POV) for
people interested in working with documentation, whether they're
seasoned kernel developers or newcomers purely interested in


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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