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From Aljoscha Krettek <aljos...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Handling Integration of Documentation
Date Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:03:27 GMT
> However, this would make the documentation even more complicated.

Exactly, that's what I'm trying to avoid.

If nobody has anything against it I will try to make the documentation
self contained, move navigation to the top bar, and generally make
things less cumbersome. :D

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM, Robert Metzger <rmetzger@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi Aljoscha,
> I think it should not be too difficult to have different menu layouts for
> the different versions of the website documentation. However, this would
> make the documentation even more complicated.
> I'm also unhappy with the current setup of the documentation. The
> maintenance is quite time-consuming, so I'm happy if you come up with a
> simpler approach.
> I agree with having a self contained documentation. This would also allow
> us to make it part of the release votes and ship it with the binary
> releases.
> I think it would be fine to just hardcode a link to
> flink.incubator.apache.org into the standalone documentation.
> Robert
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM, Aljoscha Krettek <aljoscha@apache.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm right now rewriting the documentation to unify the Java API/Scala
>> API parts with tabs to switch between language (mentioned that before,
>> I know. :D).
>> The problem is now that the doc is very tightly integrated into the
>> website. For example, the sidebar of links is part of the website.
>> (The self contained doc also has the sidebar of links, but if you look
>> closely you will notice it's slightly different.) It is the same for
>> the 0.6 doc and the 0.7 doc, which doesn't work well when those two
>> docs have different pages with differing names.
>> Would it not be easier to make the documentation completely self
>> contained (as it already is) and copy the built files into the
>> website's doc folder. The website would then just have links to the
>> documentation for the separate versions.
>> The problem would then be that the documentation doesn't share the
>> same header as the website anymore. I don't see this as a problem, we
>> could even move the documentation navigation into the header and out
>> of the sidebar. Some people might object though.
>> What do you think? How should we handle this?
>> Cheers,
>> Aljoscha

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