From: "brian m. carlson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Jeff King <email@example.com> Cc: "Martin Ågren" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, "Junio C Hamano" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.74 Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 00:45:33 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20200402004533.GA6369@camp.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw) In-Reply-To: <20200401101716.GC60227@coredump.intra.peff.net> [-- Attachment #1: Type: text/plain, Size: 2900 bytes --] On 2020-04-01 at 10:17:16, Jeff King wrote: > On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 09:26:00PM +0200, Martin Ågren wrote: > > > But most importantly: When I looked into the history, I came upon > > c2a7f5d438 ("docs: monospace listings in docbook output", 2012-08-07), > > which made me worry about breaking "make info". On second thought, I > > might have broken it many times already over the past few years, since > > I've never built the info. So maybe worrying about that all of a sudden > > is a bit unfounded in a way. :-/ > > > > (I tried to build "info" while working on this. It works in the sense > > that it doesn't error out, but I don't get anything that looks remotely > > useful. I've never used info at all though, to be honest, so could be > > missing something fundamental.) > > I don't find "info" useful, either. The big thing it offers over "man" > is actual hyperlinks, but linkgit attributes (the only thing we actually > bother annotating) don't seem to actually become links! These days I'd > expect most people interested in hyperlinking to just use HTML. I > wouldn't be surprised if there's some emacs integration with info, > though, so maybe people use it there. I dunno. I'd be happy to see all > of the info bits go away. I believe Emacs does have good integration with the info format. I personally prefer documentation in almost any other format and would also be happy to see it go away, but Emacs users may find it convenient. Junio, I believe you use Emacs. Do you have an opinion on whether, on the whole, Emacs users are likely to make good use of the info documentation? > I've add brian to the cc, since he was the last person to touch texi > stuff (though he may have just been doing it out of a sense of > cleanup/duty). I clearly see the commit in the history with my name on it and the explanation seems like something I might have written, but I have no recollection of touching that code or writing the patch at all. I very likely only touched it because I felt compelled not to introduce a regression (although, as you mentioned, I failed). > The .texi generated for the user-manual is the same before and after > your patch, so I think it's OK to do. > > There _is_ an older regression in the user-manual, though. After commit > 03920ac69b (asciidoctor: fix user-manual to be built by `asciidoctor`, > 2017-01-02), the whole front-matter is missing from the generated > "git.info" file, and there's a funky ": idm4" node. Nobody seems to have > noticed or complained since then (though perhaps people are more likely > to look at the manpages than the user manual). If nobody seems to care very much for the info documentation, we could drop it. I've put a query out on Twitter to see if anyone I know is using it. -- brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204 [-- Attachment #2: signature.asc --] [-- Type: application/pgp-signature, Size: 263 bytes --]
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-04-02 0:45 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-03-29 13:18 Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 1/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.71.1 Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 2/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.72.0 Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 3/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.73.0 Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 4/6] manpage-bold-literal.xsl: stop using git.docbook.backslash Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 5/6] manpage-normal.xsl: fold in manpage-base.xsl Martin Ågren 2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 6/6] INSTALL: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.74 Martin Ågren 2020-03-30 9:26 ` Jeff King 2020-03-29 16:27 ` [PATCH 0/6] Doc: " Junio C Hamano 2020-03-30 9:45 ` Jeff King 2020-03-31 19:26 ` Martin Ågren 2020-04-01 10:17 ` Jeff King 2020-04-01 16:59 ` Junio C Hamano 2020-04-02 0:45 ` brian m. carlson [this message] 2020-04-02 16:48 ` Junio C Hamano 2020-03-30 10:46 ` brian m. carlson
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