Abandonment issues: rst2pdf
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!
many thanks for the rst2pdf,but as a chinese programmer,rst2pdf cannot handle the chinese language very well,please take it into the consideration of rst2pdf's next version^_^thx
I have fixed as much as I could when I got bug reports from chinese users. OTOH, not being able to read or write chinese, there is only so much I could do, and this would need a chinese programmer to improve.
For example, there are lots of mentions of rst2pdf in japanese, and a japanese guy did http://rst2pdf.net which is really cool, so with native speaker involvement, I don't see why it's not possible.
I am using it for all my presentation and documentation needs and manuals. And rst2pdf convinced me it is worthwhile.
Heck, I even want to change from wordpress to whatever it is that allows to write articles in ReST now. So, well, it's kind of sad that I don't join you, but instead work on Nuitka.
That's really cool to hear! BTW: I am very impressed with Nuitka!
Unfortunately for rst2pdf(1), I have abandoned it in favor of rst2latex(1) and then pdflatex(1). While noisy, it works, and IMO works better than rst2pdf(1). Good luck on the project!
Good to hear that you are picking it up again! I'm using it for writing release notes.
Más me dolería que muera Python no muerde...
This is fantastic news. This academic year I switched from LaTeX to rst2pdf for slides and exercise sheets (and to Sphinx for module webpages).