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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Add support for Hyperlinks and Markup on kernel-doc
On 08/13/2015 08:20 PM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:09:35 -0300
> Danilo Cesar Lemes de Paula <> wrote:
>> Did you find time to take a look on this?
> No. Just when I thought things couldn't get crazier, my laptop died.
> What spare time I had has been dedicated to recovering from that in time
> to give my talk next week.

Those evil machines... =)

>> I understand that there's some discussion behind the curtains regarding
>> the markdown support, but the cross-reference-hyperlink patch is also in
>> the same patch series. It doesn't change any text in the docbook unless
>> there's really a cross-reference link to it. Different from the markdown
>> support (when people start to use markdown to write docs it will be hard
>> to go back), the cross-link stuff doesn't require/create any change to
>> current documentation, it is pretty safe to use.
>> Would you mind to share your plans about this?
> No behind-the-curtains discussions happening, or, let's say, if there
> are, I've not been invited either.

I meant the Kernel summit mailing list, but looks like that thread died
even before my patches.

> I'd like to get back to the cross-reference stuff. Last I tried, it
> failed while building the media docs; have you been able to look at
> that?

I did, and I didn't find anything.
Media API already spits lots of warnings without my patch. I did send
those warnings to a file and count them. My patch produces the same
amount of warnings as the original branch.
I did, however, use a clean build to test that. Daniel Vetter complained
that the Documentation was being rebuilt all the time, something wrong
with the dependencies. I did fix that in v2. Maybe the errors you got
were related to it?

> Longer term, as you may know from the kernel summit discussions, I'd
> really like to get rid of a lot of the XML gunk and put in something more
> straightforward, be it based on Markdown or something else. Doing that,
> however, requires that I find the time to implement something that's
> convincingly better. It may happen soon, but I sure can't guarantee it.
> Meanwhile, I think it would be a horrible mistake to delay useful work
> because I have a gleam in my eye to do something different one of these
> years, so I'll not do that. I fully expect to merge all of the stuff
> you've done, I just need to have a good look at it and test it out a
> bit. As I said before, I can't promise that for the 4.3 merge window,
> but I'll try.
> Apologies,

No need to apologize, just wanted to know what was going on.

Danilo Cesar

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