After 16 years using XML, I’ve been tempted to switch to Sphinx. My new colleague at Eucalyptus, Kushal Das (http://kushaldas.in/) , has asked me to think about switching our DITA content to reStructuredText (reST).
I tried Sphinx last year at the Write the Docs conference. It’s pretty impressive, especially in that it’s lightweight. This is a big plus in terms of our community. Currently, anyone who wants to contribute content has to fork a h-u-g-e repository that includes tons of tools necessary to generate content.
It’s not pretty.
However, XML offers so much…that and I hate change. However, if it benefits our community, I’m willing to use crayons and paper cocktail napkins.
Have you gone from XML to reST? If so, please let me know what benefits you found.