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Date:   Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:49:04 -0600
From:   Jonathan Corbet <>
To:     Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Cc:     Linux Doc Mailing List <>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/10] Add all documentation files to an html/pdf
 produced book

On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:49:39 -0300
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <> wrote:

[I'm just responding to one little piece of this for the moment...]

> In any case, IMHO, the best would be to add a new
> crap^h^h^h^hstaging group were we could place all legacy random stuff.
> Then, gradually fix those, splitting stuff and promoting them to the
> main books, in a similar way to what we do with staging.

Now that's an interesting idea; I hadn't thought about that.  Doing so,
though, implies a willingness to stage unloved docs *out*, and my
experience is that there is little appetite for that.  It also kind of
implies moving docs twice - at least for the ones that get updates - and
that may not be entirely appreciated.

> > I feel like it would, if anything, reduce the incentive to
> > deal with these leftover documents properly.    
> IMHO, it is just the opposite. Let's face it: ReST build was added around
> May, 2016, for Kernel 4.7. People had quite some time and kernel versions
> to do conversions. If nothing is done, I doubt we would have any boom on
> patches addressing the issues.

So I don't have any hard numbers, but my feeling is that this work is
continuing apace and perhaps even picking up.  Certainly I'm having a
harder time keeping up with it, even when you're busy with other things :)
These things take time; I'm not really ready to give up on it yet.



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