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From "Kenneth Brotman" <>
Subject RE: RE: What versions should the documentation support now?
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:39:39 GMT
I show a 3.0 and a 3.11 branch but no 4.0.  I’m at .



From: Dinesh Joshi [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: RE: What versions should the documentation support now?




The only 4.x docs should go in trunk. If you would like to contribute docs to the 2.x and/or
3.x releases, please make pull requests against branches for those versions.


During normal development process, the docs should be updated in trunk. When a release is
cut from trunk, any further fixes to the docs pertaining to that release should go into that
branch. This is in principle the same process that the code follows. So the docs will live
with their respective branches. You should not put the documentation for older releases in
trunk because it will end up confusing the user.


It looks like the in-tree docs were introduced in 4.x. They seem to also be present in the
3.11 branch. If you're inclined, you might back port them to the older 3.x & 2.x releases
and update them.


Personally, I think focusing on making the 4.x docs awesome is a better use of your time.







On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 11:03:04 PM PDT, Kenneth Brotman <>



I made sub directories “2_x” and “3_x” under docs and put a copy of the doc in each.
 No links were changed yet.  We can work on the files first and discuss how we want to change
the template and links.  I did the pull request already.


Kenneth Brotman


From: Jonathan Haddad [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: What versions should the documentation support now?


Yes, I agree, we should host versioned docs.  I don't think anyone is against it, it's a matter
of someone having the time to do it.


On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM kurt greaves <> wrote:

I’ve never heard of anyone shipping docs for multiple versions, I don’t know why we’d
do that.  You can get the docs for any version you need by downloading C*, the docs are included.
 I’m a firm -1 on changing that process.

We should still host versioned docs on the website however. Either that or we specify "since
version x" for each component in the docs with notes on behaviour.


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