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Support multi-version documentation on the website #1067

merged 7 commits into from Aug 17, 2012
Commits on Aug 10, 2012
  1. Update index.html page.

    mdboom committed Aug 10, 2012
    This allows for multiple versions of the matplotlib documentation to
    be made available.  The scheme is that the root
    documentation (i.e. http://matplotlib.sf.net/) will always be the
    latest stable version.  Other versions of the documentation will be
    available in subdirectories off of the root (the latest stable version
    is merely a symlink or redirect back to the root).  This is the same
    convention used by "docs.python.org", as an aside.
    The index.html page uses some JavaScript to load a little snippet of
    HTML from "/versions.html" that lists the available versions.
    "versions.html" is not part of this repository, but is part of the
    matplotlib.github.com repository and is updated by hand whenever new
    versions are added or removed from the archive.  This approach allows
    all versions of the documentation to point to all other versions of
    the documentation.  This JavaScript XMLHttpRequest magic doesn't
    happen when the user is viewing static files on their local machine,
    and this is a happy coincidence.
    The perhaps controversial outcome of this change is that the summary
    list of plotting commands is removed from the front page.  For one, we
    want to steer people toward the version of the documentation that
    corresponds to the version they are running.  Also, this was a
    manually created list, and has become quite out of date over time.
    Better, IMHO, to link to the pyplot documentation.
    This freed up room to move much of the content that existed in the
    sidebar to the main body, where I feel it's much less buried.  I plan
    to add a lot more external resources and links, so having the room to
    do this would be very helpful.
    Adds a "Fork me on Github" banner.
  2. Gentler donation language.

    mdboom committed Aug 10, 2012
Commits on Aug 16, 2012
  1. Update credits page

    mdboom committed Aug 16, 2012
Commits on Aug 17, 2012
  1. Update credits

    mdboom committed Aug 17, 2012