[llvm-dev] Introduction and Question about Docs

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Mon Aug 19 13:45:36 PDT 2019

Thanks! I'm looking forward to helping out with the docs.

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019, 2:22 PM Reid Kleckner <rnk at google.com> wrote:

> I don't have answers to your questions, but I wanted to say that I'm
> excited to hear that someone is looking at documentation!
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 12:38 PM via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone. My name is DeForest Richards. I’m the technical writer who
>> was selected to work on the LLVM project as part of the Google Season of
>> Docs program. I’ll be helping to restructure the documentation page(s) to
>> make it easier for new and existing users to navigate the LLVM docs.
>> I’m currently reviewing the existing docs, so you’ll probably see me
>> posting questions over the next several weeks. That said, I do have a
>> couple of quick questions that I wanted to ask right now…
>>    1. I noticed that the LLVM Docs currently use Sphinx 1.7.6, which is
>>    an older version. (I believe 2.x is the latest version.) Is this
>>    intentional? Updating to the latest version of Sphinx is probably low on my
>>    list of priorities, but I was just curious if there was a specific reason
>>    for keeping the docs at the older version.
>>    1. Back in 2012, there was a commit that removed the sidebar from the
>>    Docs page. Does anyone know/remember why this was done? I checked the
>>    commit message but it’s fairly short and doesn’t provide much context.
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