beanbag-docutils 1.8: Sphinx 3 and Django 3

beanbag-docutils is a set of extensions to the Sphinx ReStructuredText-based documentation system used by our products to help generate better documentation. Amongst other enhancements, it provides:

  • A parser for the Beanbag docstring format, a variation on the Google docstring format, which we use for Python and JavaScript documentation
  • Enhancements for Sphinx’s intersphinx system to provide per-page intersphinx resolution options (useful for pages, such as release notes, that need to link to different versions of the same docs, such as Django or Python)
  • Enhancements to ReStructuredText references to let a reference name span lines (useful for long Python/JavaScript module/class names)
  • Linking code references to GitHub documentation
  • High-DPI image embedding
  • A role for HTTP status codes

Today’s release of beanbag-docutils 1.8 features:

  • Compatibility with Sphinx 1.7 through the latest 3.x (as of this writing, 3.5.1)
  • Compatibility with Django 3.x (when using the django_utils extension)
  • New documentation, which we’ll be expanding over time.

See the release notes for the full list of changes.

Christian Hammond

President/CEO of Beanbag. Developer of Review Board and RBCommons. Lover of sushi and bees. Not at the same time.

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