Of all the corpses of my projects, there is one thatI feel worse about, which is rst2pdf. I feel bad about abandnoning several, but rst2pdf was actually a useful tool, used by a bunch of people, and that it has never gathered enough momentum with other developers is sad.
So, I will pick it up. I will spend about 4 hours a week on it. The plan is to:
- Gather some patches that are lingering on the issue tracker
- Fix some simple-ish bugs
- Make another release with 1) and 2)
And of course:
- Not let it fall in disrepair again
In the meantime, here is a nice thing I just heard about. Dimitri Christodoulou has hacked rst2pdf so that it can handle the raw:: html directive.
This, dear friends is completely nuts, absolutely out of scope for any given docutils tool, and just too cool :-)
I will try to hijack his code (proper credit and so on), and incorporate it into rst2pdf.
And Dimitri, or anyone else who wants to do cool stuff with rst2pdf: let me know! I will give you commit rights immediately!