Change Log

0.4.7 (2019-12-09)

0.4.6 (2019-11-03)

  • This new version of the technote sphinx theme should fix the edition link in the sidebar for non-main editions. [DM-20839]
  • Fixed compatibility with docutils 0.15. (backported from 0.5.3).

0.4.5 (2019-02-06)

  • Added a new lso role for linking to LSST Operations documents in DocuShare.

0.4.4 (2019-02-05)

  • Updated scikit-learn’s intersphinx inventory URL (now available as HTTPS) in the documenteer.sphinxconfig.stackconf.
  • Fixed the lsst-task-config-subtasks directive so that it can introspect items in an lsst.pex.config Registry that are wrapped by a ConfigurableWrapper. DM-17661.

0.4.3 (2018-11-30)

0.4.2 (2018-11-01)

  • Handle cases where an object does not have a docstring in documenteer.sphinxext.lssttasks.taskutils.get_docstring. This improves the reliability of the lsst-task-api-summary directive. See DM-16102.

0.4.1 (2018-10-15)

  • Add documenteer.sphinxext.lssttasks to the Sphinx extensions available for documentation builds.
  • For builds, Documenteer ignores the home/ directory that’s created at the root of the pipelines_lsst_io directory. This directory is created as part of the sqre/infra/documenteer job and shouldn’t be part of the documentation build.

0.4.0 (2018-10-14)

  • New directives and roles for documenting tasks in LSST Science Pipelines.
    • The lsst-task-config-fields, lsst-task-config-subtasks, and lsst-config-fields directives automatically generate documentation for configuration fields and subtasks in Tasks.
    • The lsst-task-topic and lsst-config-topic directives mark pages that document a given task or configuration class.
    • The lsst-task, lsst-config, and lsst-config-field roles create references to task topics or configuration fields.
    • The lsst-task-api-summary directive autogenerates a summary of the of a task’s key APIs. This directive does not replace the autodoc-generated documentation for the task’s class, but instead provides an affordance that creates a bridge from the task topic to the API reference topic.
    • The lsst-tasks, lsst-cmdlinetasks, lsst-pipelinetasks, lsst-configurables, and lsst-configs directives create listings of topics. These listings not only link to the topic, but also show a summary that’s either extracted from the corresponding docstring or set through the lsst-task-topic or lsst-config-topic directives. These directives also generate a toctree.
  • Added Astropy to the intersphinx configuration.
  • Enabled automodsumm_inherited_members in the stackconf for stack documentation. This configuration is critical:
    1. It is actually responsible for ensuring that inherited members of classes appear in our docs.
    2. Without this, classes that have a __slots__ attribute (typically through inheritance of a class) won’t have any of their members documented. See for discussion.
  • todo directives are now hidden when using build_pipelines_lsst_io_configs. They are still shown, by default, for standalone package documentation builds, which are primarily developer-facing.

0.3.0 (2018-09-19)

  • New remote-code-block, which works like the literalinclude directive, but allows you to include content from a URL over the web. You can use this directive after adding documenteer.sphinxext to the extensions list in a project’s
  • New module-toctree and package-toctree directives. These create toctrees for modules and packages, respectively, in Stack documentation sites like With these directives, we don’t need to modify the index.rst file in each time new packages are added or removed. You can use this directive after adding documenteer.sphinxext to the extensions list in a project’s These directives include skip options for skipping certain packages and modules.
  • New stack-docs command-line app. This replaces build-stack-docs, and now provides a subcommand interface: stack-docs build and stack-docs clean. This CLI is nice to use since it’ll discover the root as long as you’re in the root documentation repository.
  • New package-docs command-line app. This CLI complements stack-docs, but is intended for single-package documentation. This effectively lets us replace the Sphinx Makefile (including the clean command). Using a packaged app lets us avoid SIP issues, as well as Makefile drift in individual packages. This CLI is nice to use since it’ll discover the doc/ directory of a package as long as you’re in the package’s root directory, the doc/ directory, or a subdirectory of doc/.
  • Refactored the Sphinx interface into documenteer.sphinxrunner.run_sphinx. This change lets multiple command-line front-ends to drive Sphinx.
  • Various improvements to the configuration for LSST Stack-based documentation projects (documenteer.sphinxconf.stackconf):
    • Add documenteer.sphinxconf.stackconf.build_pipelines_lsst_io_configs to configure the Sphinx build of the repo. This pattern lets us share configurations between per-package documentation builds and the “stack” build in pipelines_lsst_io.
    • Replaced the third-party astropy_helpers package with the numpydoc and sphinx-automodapi packages. This helps reduce the number of extraneous dependencies needed for Stack documentation.
    • autoclass_content is now "class", fitting the LSST DM standards for writing class docstrings, and not filling out __init__ docstrings.
    • Added scikit-learn and pandas to the intersphinx configuration; removed h5py from intersphinx since it was never needed and conflicted with daf_butler documentation.
    • Removed the viewcode extension since that won’t scale well with the LSST codebase. Ultimately we want to link to source on GitHub.
    • _static/ directories are not needed and won’t produce warnings if not present in a package.
    • Other internal cleanups for documenteer.sphinxconf.stackconf.
  • Recognize a new field in the metadata.yaml files of Sphinx technotes called exclude_patterns. This is an array of file or directory paths that will be ignored by Sphinx during its build, as well as extensions like our get_project_content_commit_date for looking up commit date of content files.
  • Updated to Sphinx >1.7.0, <1.8.0. Sphinx 1.8.0 is known to be incompatible with documenteer.sphinxrunner.
  • Updated to lsst-sphinx-bootstrap-theme 0.3.x for pipelines docs.
  • Switched to setuptools_scm for managing version strings.
  • Improved the Travis CI-based PyPI release process.

0.2.7 (2018-03-09)

  • Make copyright in build_package_configs an optional keyword argument. This is the way it should have always been to work with templated files.

0.2.6 (2018-02-20)

  • Bump astropy_helpers version to >=3.0, <4.0 to get improved Sphinx extensions.
  • Use setuptools tests_require to let us run tests without installing dependencies in the Python environment.
  • Enable python test to run pytest.

0.2.5 (2017-12-20)

  • Update to lsst-dd-rtd-theme 0.2.1

0.2.4 (2017-12-19)

  • Add edit_url to the Jinja context for technotes. This enables “Edit on GitHub” functionality.
  • Use lsst-dd-rtd-theme 0.2.0 for new branding, Edit on GitHub, and edition switching features for technotes.

0.2.3 (2017-07-28)

  • Add support for additional DocuShare linking roles with documenteer.sphinxext.lsstdocushare. Supported handles now include: ldm, lse, lpm, lts, lep, lca, lsstc, lcr, lcn, dmtr, spt, document, report, minutes, collection, sqr, dmtn, smtn.
  • Links made by the documenteer.sphinxext.lsstdocushare extension are now HTTPS.
  • Pin the flake8 developer dependency to 3.3.0. Flake8 version 3.4 has changed how noqa comments are treated.

0.2.2 (2017-07-22)

  • Add documenteer.sphinxext.bibtex extension to support LSST BibTeX entries that include a docushare field. Originally from lsst-texmf. This extension is active in the technote Sphinx configuration.
  • Add a refresh-lsst-bib command line program that downloads the latest LSST bib files from the lsst-texmf GitHub repository. This program can be used by technote authors to update a technote’s local bibliography set at any time.
  • Added graceful defaults when a technote is being built without an underlying Git repository (catches exceptions from functions that seek Git metadata).
  • Add a dependency upon the Requests library.

0.2.1 (2017-07-21)

  • Rename configuration function for technotes: documenteer.sphinxconfig.technoteconfig.configure_sphinx_design_doc is now documenteer.sphinxconfig.technoteconf.configure_technote.
  • Sphinx is no longer in the default intersphinx object list for technotes. This will speed up builds for documents that don’t refer to Python APIs, and it still straightforward to configure on a per-project basis.
  • The default revision timestamp for technotes is now derived from the most recent Git commit that modified a technote’s content (‘rst’, and common image file formats). This is implemented with the new documenteer.sphinxconfig.utils.get_project_content_commit_date() function. This feature allows us to change technote infrastructure without automatically bumping the default revision date of the technote.

0.2.0 (2017-07-20)

  • Add a new build-stack-docs command line executable. This executable links stack package documentation directories into a root documentation project and runs a Sphinx build. This is how we will build the documentation site. See DMTN-030 for design details.
  • New system for installing project-specific dependencies. We’re using setuptools’s extras_require feature to install different dependencies for technote and stack documentation projects. To install documenteer for a technote project, the new command is pip install documenteer[technote]. For stack documentation projects: pip install documenteer[pipelines]. Developers may use pip install -e .[technote,pipelines,dev]. This will allow us to install different Sphinx themes for different types of projects, for example.
  • Pin Sphinx to >=1.5.0,<1.6.0 and docutils to 0.13.1. This is due to an API change in Sphinx’s application Config.init_values(), which is used for making mock applications in Documenteer’s unit tests.
  • Move the module for technical note Sphinx project configuration to the documenteer.sphinxconfig.technoteconf namespace for similarity with the stackconf module.
  • Now using versioneer for version management.

0.1.11 (2017-03-01)

  • Add documenteer.sphinxconfi.utils.form_ltd_edition_name to form LSST the Docs-like edition names for Git refs.
  • Configure automated PyPI deployments with Travis.

0.1.10 (2016-12-14)

Includes prototype support for LSST Science Pipelines documentation, as part of DM-6199:

  • Added dependencies to breathe, astropy-helpers and the lsst-sphinx-bootstrap-theme to generally coordinate LSST Science Pipelines documentation dependencies.
  • Created documenteer.sphinxconfig.stackconf module to centrally coordinate Science Pipelines documentation configuration. Much of the configuration is based on astropy-helper’s Sphinx configuration since the LSST Science Pipelines documentation is heavily based upon Astropy’s Sphinx theme and API reference generation infrastructure. Also includes prototype configuration for breathe (the doxygen XML bridge).
  • Updated test harness (pytest and plugin versions).

0.1.9 (2016-07-08)

  • Enhanced the version metadata change from v0.1.8 to work on Travis CI, by using the TRAVIS_BRANCH.

0.1.8 (2016-07-08)

  • last_revised and version metadata in technote projects can now be set automatically from Git context if those fields are not explicitly set in metadata.yaml. DM-6916.
  • Dependencies are now specified solely in, with requirements.txt being used for development dependencies only. This is consistent with advice from

0.1.7 (2016-06-02)

  • Fix separator logic in JIRA tickets interpreted as lists.

0.1.6 (2016-06-01)

  • Include documenteer.sphinxext in the default extensions for technote projects.

0.1.5 (2016-05-27)

  • Fix rendering bug with lpm, ldm, and lse links.

0.1.4 (2016-05-27)

  • Add roles for making mock references to code objects that don’t have API references yet. E.g. lclass, lfunc. DM-6326.

0.1.3 (2016-05-24)

  • Add roles for linking to links: lpm, ldm, and lse. DM-6181.
  • Add roles for linking to JIRA tickets: jira, jirab, and jirap. DM-6181.

0.1.2 (2016-05-14)

0.1.0 (2015-11-23)

  • Initial version