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11 Oct 2000 (updated 11 Oct 2000 at 02:56 UTC) »

The Python 2.0 release candidate is out, and there's more than ever to do in the documentation. I've been culling through my accumulated email and making all the little changes that seem to be needed just after I've packaged the documentation, and expect to have a lot of the really small nits fixed in time for the final release.

I also really need to buckle down and work on the documentation for the XML package; there's a lot of new material there that needs to be written, but Martin & Paul are working on new text for some of the components most in need of documentation. I need to integrate some changes from them and get a new development copy up soon; I'll push one in an hour or so, but that won't have the new XML documentation in it.

The conversion tool to convert the LaTeX sources needs to be updated to the new XML code (xml.dom.minidom); the DOM object constructors have changed, and there may be some changes related to hackery used to do things like change the names of existing elements. --sigh--

Today's big accomplishment: I got my INBOX back below 2500 messages! Don't send me any new ones. ;)

Well, the documentation for Python 2.0 is mostly stable, and shows a lot of improvement over the 1.6 documentation. There are still a few things to do to work around LaTeX2HTML problems, but that seems to always be the case. Every LaTeX2HTML problem pushes me that much closer to getting back to the XML conversion.

I've set things up so that I can easily publish the HTML for what's in my working directory at our FTP server, so it'll be easier for people to review the state of the documentation without having to install all the tools needed to build it from the LaTeX sources.

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