reStructuredText Project History


David Goodger






I would like to acknowledge the people who have made a direct impact on the reStructuredText project, knowingly or not, in terms of encouragement, suggestions, criticism, bug reports, code contributions, and ideas borrowed from related projects:

David Ascher, Remi Bertholet, Fred Drake, Jim Fulton, Peter Funk, Doug Hellmann, Juergen Hermann, Tony (Tibs) Ibbs, Alan Jaffray, Richard Jones, Garth Kidd, Daniel Larsson, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Wolfgang Lipp, Edward Loper, Ken Manheimer, Alex Martelli, Paul Moore, Michel Pelletier, Sam Penrose, Tim Peters, Mark Pilgrim, Tavis Rudd, Ueli Schlaepfer, Bob Tolbert, Laurence Tratt, Guido van Rossum, Barry Warsaw, Edward Welbourne, Paul Wright, Ka-Ping Yee, Moshe Zadka

(I did get some yummy treats, but I'm still waiting for contributions of computer equipment and cold hard cash :-).) Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone or misspelled any names; apologies (and please let me know!) if I have.

Release 0.4 (2002-04-18)

This is the final release of reStructuredText as an independent package. Development is being transferred to the Docutils project immediately.

General: updated docstrings for new field list syntax (bibliographic info); changed contact email addresses.

Release 0.3 (2001-07-19)

Removed all explicit hyperlink targets matching section titles in spec documents; they are now declared implicitly (see spec/reStructuredText.txt).

Release 0.2 (2001-06-18)

Release 0.1 (2001-06-02)

The project web site and the first project release were rolled out. Posted all but dps-notes.txt to the Doc-SIG 2001-06-03.

First Draft of Specification (2000-11-24)

First posted to the Python Documentation Special Interests Group (Doc-SIG) in three parts: