[mapserver-dev] Upgrading Sphinx/Docs to 1.3.1

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed May 6 06:43:36 PDT 2015

Hi Thomas,

Interesting.  Though that leaves me with the same question: can someone 
assist me to upgrade to Sphinx 1.3.1 on mapserver.org?

I explained in previous messages as to why we must not use a Sphinx 
version from several years ago for our docs (March 2012 in fact).


On 2015-05-06 3:32 AM, thomas bonfort wrote:
> Jeff,
> the docs are built on travis-ci, and the build result is pushed to
> mapserver.org.
> --
> thomas
> On 5 May 2015 at 23:25, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> Hi devs,
>> I notice that our Sphinx installation version (the software that we use to
>> convert from restructured text to html files automagically) on mapserver.org
>> is a deprecated 1.1.3 . As noted in our Documentation Guide[1], our docs
>> process (including the translations) requires a minimum Sphinx version of
>> 1.2b3
>> I'm not running Sphinx 1.3.1 locally.
>> But now how to upgrade the mapserver.org hosted docs to the Sphinx 1.3.1
>> release, is the challenge.
>> I have logged into the ProjectsVM and upgraded Sphinx on that machine to
>> 1.3.1 (through the 'easy_install' command)  But I haven't seen any changes
>> to mapserver.org (you can see the Sphinx version listed at the bottom of
>> every page).
>> So, question:
>> Can someone assist me to upgrade Sphinx 1.3.1 on mapserver.org ?  I don't
>> need much of your time, only a few notes on how to upgrade and then I can
>> run the commands on the server (I will also update the Documentation Guide
>> with these steps, so people like myself can remember ha!).
>> Thanks!
>> -jeff
>> [1]
>> http://www.mapserver.org/development/documentation.html#installing-and-using-sphinx-for-rst-html-generation

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