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Release 1.2.3 (in development)

Features added

  • #1518: sphinx-apidoc command now have a –version option to show version information and exit
  • New locales: Hebrew, European Portuguese, Vietnamese.

Bugs fixed

  • #636: Keep straight single quotes in literal blocks in the LaTeX build.
  • #1419: Generated i18n sphinx.js files are missing message catalog entries from ‘.js_t’ and ‘.html’. The issue was introduced from Sphinx-1.1
  • #1363: Fix i18n: missing python domain’s cross-references with currentmodule directive or currentclass directive.
  • #1444: autosummary does not create the description from attributes docstring.
  • #1457: In python3 environment, make linkcheck cause “Can’t convert ‘bytes’ object to str implicitly” error when link target url has a hash part. Thanks to Jorge_C.
  • #1467: Exception on Python3 if nonexistent method is specified by automethod
  • #1441: autosummary can’t handle nested classes correctly.
  • #1499: With non-callable setup in a conf.py, now sphinx-build emits user-friendly error message.
  • #1502: In autodoc, fix display of parameter defaults containing backslashes.
  • #1226: autodoc, autosummary: importing setup.py by automodule will invoke setup process and execute sys.exit(). Now sphinx avoids SystemExit exception and emits warnings without unexpected termination.
  • #1503: py:function directive generate incorrectly signature when specifying a default parameter with an empty list []. Thanks to Geert Jansen.
  • #1508: Non-ASCII filename raise exception on make singlehtml, latex, man, texinfo and changes.
  • #1531: On Python3 environment, docutils.conf with ‘source_link=true’ in the general section cause type error.

Release 1.2.2 (released Mar 2, 2014)

Bugs fixed

  • PR#211: When checking for existence of the html_logo file, check the full relative path and not the basename.
  • PR#212: Fix traceback with autodoc and __init__ methods without docstring.
  • PR#213: Fix a missing import in the setup command.
  • #1357: Option names documented by option are now again allowed to not start with a dash or slash, and referencing them will work correctly.
  • #1358: Fix handling of image paths outside of the source directory when using the “wildcard” style reference.
  • #1374: Fix for autosummary generating overly-long summaries if first line doesn’t end with a period.
  • #1383: Fix Python 2.5 compatibility of sphinx-apidoc.
  • #1391: Actually prevent using “pngmath” and “mathjax” extensions at the same time in sphinx-quickstart.
  • #1386: Fix bug preventing more than one theme being added by the entry point mechanism.
  • #1370: Ignore “toctree” nodes in text writer, instead of raising.
  • #1364: Fix ‘make gettext’ fails when the ‘.. todolist::’ directive is present.
  • #1367: Fix a change of PR#96 that break sphinx.util.docfields.Field.make_field interface/behavior for item argument usage.

Documentation

Release 1.2.1 (released Jan 19, 2014)

Bugs fixed

  • #1335: Fix autosummary template overloading with exclamation prefix like {% extends "!autosummary/class.rst" %} cause infinite recursive function call. This was caused by PR#181.
  • #1337: Fix autodoc with autoclass_content="both" uses useless object.__init__ docstring when class does not have __init__. This was caused by a change for #1138.
  • #1340: Can’t search alphabetical words on the HTML quick search generated with language=’ja’.
  • #1319: Do not crash if the html_logo file does not exist.
  • #603: Do not use the HTML-ized title for building the search index (that resulted in “literal” being found on every page with a literal in the title).
  • #751: Allow production lists longer than a page in LaTeX by using longtable.
  • #764: Always look for stopwords lowercased in JS search.
  • #814: autodoc: Guard against strange type objects that don’t have __bases__.
  • #932: autodoc: Do not crash if __doc__ is not a string.
  • #933: Do not crash if an option value is malformed (contains spaces but no option name).
  • #908: On Python 3, handle error messages from LaTeX correctly in the pngmath extension.
  • #943: In autosummary, recognize “first sentences” to pull from the docstring if they contain uppercase letters.
  • #923: Take the entire LaTeX document into account when caching pngmath-generated images. This rebuilds them correctly when pngmath_latex_preamble changes.
  • #901: Emit a warning when using docutils’ new “math” markup without a Sphinx math extension active.
  • #845: In code blocks, when the selected lexer fails, display line numbers nevertheless if configured.
  • #929: Support parsed-literal blocks in LaTeX output correctly.
  • #949: Update the tabulary.sty packed with Sphinx.
  • #1050: Add anonymous labels into objects.inv to be referenced via intersphinx.
  • #1095: Fix print-media stylesheet being included always in the “scrolls” theme.
  • #1085: Fix current classname not getting set if class description has :noindex: set.
  • #1181: Report option errors in autodoc directives more gracefully.
  • #1155: Fix autodocumenting C-defined methods as attributes in Python 3.
  • #1233: Allow finding both Python classes and exceptions with the “class” and “exc” roles in intersphinx.
  • #1198: Allow “image” for the “figwidth” option of the figure directive as documented by docutils.
  • #1152: Fix pycode parsing errors of Python 3 code by including two grammar versions for Python 2 and 3, and loading the appropriate version for the running Python version.
  • #1017: Be helpful and tell the user when the argument to option does not match the required format.
  • #1345: Fix two bugs with nitpick_ignore; now you don’t have to remove the store environment for changes to have effect.
  • #1072: In the JS search, fix issues searching for upper-cased words by lowercasing words before stemming.
  • #1299: Make behavior of the math directive more consistent and avoid producing empty environments in LaTeX output.
  • #1308: Strip HTML tags from the content of “raw” nodes before feeding it to the search indexer.
  • #1249: Fix duplicate LaTeX page numbering for manual documents.
  • #1292: In the linkchecker, retry HEAD requests when denied by HTTP 405. Also make the redirect code apparent and tweak the output a bit to be more obvious.
  • #1285: Avoid name clashes between C domain objects and section titles.
  • #848: Always take the newest code in incremental rebuilds with the sphinx.ext.viewcode extension.
  • #979, #1266: Fix exclude handling in sphinx-apidoc.
  • #1302: Fix regression in sphinx.ext.inheritance_diagram when documenting classes that can’t be pickled.
  • #1316: Remove hard-coded font-face resources from epub theme.
  • #1329: Fix traceback with empty translation msgstr in .po files.
  • #1300: Fix references not working in translated documents in some instances.
  • #1283: Fix a bug in the detection of changed files that would try to access doctrees of deleted documents.
  • #1330: Fix exclude_patterns behavior with subdirectories in the html_static_path.
  • #1323: Fix emitting empty <ul> tags in the HTML writer, which is not valid HTML.
  • #1147: Don’t emit a sidebar search box in the “singlehtml” builder.

Documentation

  • #1325: Added a “Intersphinx” tutorial section. (doc/tutorial.rst)

Release 1.2 (released Dec 10, 2013)

Features added

  • Added sphinx.version_info tuple for programmatic checking of the Sphinx version.

Incompatible changes

  • Removed the sphinx.ext.refcounting extension – it is very specific to CPython and has no place in the main distribution.

Bugs fixed

  • Restore versionmodified CSS class for versionadded/changed and deprecated directives.
  • PR#181: Fix html_theme_path=[‘.’] is a trigger of rebuild all documents always (This change keeps the current “theme changes cause a rebuild” feature).
  • #1296: Fix invalid charset in HTML help generated HTML files for default locale.
  • PR#190: Fix gettext does not extract figure caption and rubric title inside other blocks. Thanks to Michael Schlenker.
  • PR#176: Make sure setup_command test can always import Sphinx. Thanks to Dmitry Shachnev.
  • #1311: Fix test_linkcode.test_html fails with C locale and Python 3.
  • #1269: Fix ResourceWarnings with Python 3.2 or later.
  • #1138: Fix: When autodoc_docstring_signature = True and autoclass_content = 'init' or 'both', __init__ line should be removed from class documentation.

Release 1.2 beta3 (released Oct 3, 2013)

Features added

  • The Sphinx error log files will now include a list of the loaded extensions for help in debugging.

Incompatible changes

  • PR#154: Remove “sphinx” prefix from LaTeX class name except ‘sphinxmanual’ and ‘sphinxhowto’. Now you can use your custom document class without ‘sphinx’ prefix. Thanks to Erik B.

Bugs fixed

  • #1265: Fix i18n: crash when translating a section name that is pointed to from a named target.
  • A wrong condition broke the search feature on first page that is usually index.rst. This issue was introduced in 1.2b1.
  • #703: When Sphinx can’t decode filenames with non-ASCII characters, Sphinx now catches UnicodeError and will continue if possible instead of raising the exception.

Release 1.2 beta2 (released Sep 17, 2013)

Features added

  • apidoc now ignores “_private” modules by default, and has an option -P to include them.
  • apidoc now has an option to not generate headings for packages and modules, for the case that the module docstring already includes a reST heading.
  • PR#161: apidoc can now write each module to a standalone page instead of combining all modules in a package on one page.
  • Builders: rebuild i18n target document when catalog updated.
  • Support docutils.conf ‘writers’ and ‘html4css1 writer’ section in the HTML writer. The latex, manpage and texinfo writers also support their respective ‘writers’ sections.
  • The new html_extra_path config value allows to specify directories with files that should be copied directly to the HTML output directory.
  • Autodoc directives for module data and attributes now support an annotation option, so that the default display of the data/attribute value can be overridden.
  • PR#136: Autodoc directives now support an imported-members option to include members imported from different modules.
  • New locales: Macedonian, Sinhala, Indonesian.
  • Theme package collection by using setuptools plugin mechanism.

Incompatible changes

  • PR#144, #1182: Force timezone offset to LocalTimeZone on POT-Creation-Date that was generated by gettext builder. Thanks to masklinn and Jakub Wilk.

Bugs fixed

  • PR#132: Updated jQuery version to 1.8.3.
  • PR#141, #982: Avoid crash when writing PNG file using Python 3. Thanks to Marcin Wojdyr.
  • PR#145: In parallel builds, sphinx drops second document file to write. Thanks to tychoish.
  • PR#151: Some styling updates to tables in LaTeX.
  • PR#153: The “extensions” config value can now be overridden.
  • PR#155: Added support for some C++11 function qualifiers.
  • Fix: ‘make gettext’ caused UnicodeDecodeError when templates contain utf-8 encoded strings.
  • #828: use inspect.getfullargspec() to be able to document functions with keyword-only arguments on Python 3.
  • #1090: Fix i18n: multiple cross references (term, ref, doc) in the same line return the same link.
  • #1157: Combination of ‘globaltoc.html’ and hidden toctree caused exception.
  • #1159: fix wrong generation of objects inventory for Python modules, and add a workaround in intersphinx to fix handling of affected inventories.
  • #1160: Citation target missing caused an AssertionError.
  • #1162, PR#139: singlehtml builder didn’t copy images to _images/.
  • #1173: Adjust setup.py dependencies because Jinja2 2.7 discontinued compatibility with Python < 3.3 and Python < 2.6. Thanks to Alexander Dupuy.
  • #1185: Don’t crash when a Python module has a wrong or no encoding declared, and non-ASCII characters are included.
  • #1188: sphinx-quickstart raises UnicodeEncodeError if “Project version” includes non-ASCII characters.
  • #1189: “Title underline is too short” WARNING is given when using fullwidth characters to “Project name” on quickstart.
  • #1190: Output TeX/texinfo/man filename has no basename (only extension) when using non-ASCII characters in the “Project name” on quickstart.
  • #1192: Fix escaping problem for hyperlinks in the manpage writer.
  • #1193: Fix i18n: multiple link references in the same line return the same link.
  • #1176: Fix i18n: footnote reference number missing for auto numbered named footnote and auto symbol footnote.
  • PR#146,#1172: Fix ZeroDivisionError in parallel builds. Thanks to tychoish.
  • #1204: Fix wrong generation of links to local intersphinx targets.
  • #1206: Fix i18n: gettext did not translate admonition directive’s title.
  • #1232: Sphinx generated broken ePub files on Windows.
  • #1259: Guard the debug output call when emitting events; to prevent the repr() implementation of arbitrary objects causing build failures.
  • #1142: Fix NFC/NFD normalizing problem of rst filename on Mac OS X.
  • #1234: Ignoring the string consists only of white-space characters.

Release 1.2 beta1 (released Mar 31, 2013)

Incompatible changes

  • Removed sphinx.util.compat.directive_dwim() and sphinx.roles.xfileref_role() which were deprecated since version 1.0.
  • PR#122: the files given in latex_additional_files now override TeX files included by Sphinx, such as sphinx.sty.
  • PR#124: the node generated by versionadded, versionchanged and deprecated directives now includes all added markup (such as “New in version X”) as child nodes, and no additional text must be generated by writers.
  • PR#99: the seealso directive now generates admonition nodes instead of the custom seealso node.

Features added

  • Markup
    • The toctree directive and the toctree() template function now have an includehidden option that includes hidden toctree entries (bugs #790 and #1047). A bug in the maxdepth option for the toctree() template function has been fixed (bug #1046).
    • PR#99: Strip down seealso directives to normal admonitions. This removes their unusual CSS classes (admonition-see-also), inconsistent LaTeX admonition title (“See Also” instead of “See also”), and spurious indentation in the text builder.
  • HTML builder
    • #783: Create a link to full size image if it is scaled with width or height.
    • #1067: Improve the ordering of the JavaScript search results: matches in titles come before matches in full text, and object results are better categorized. Also implement a pluggable search scorer.
    • #1053: The “rightsidebar” and “collapsiblesidebar” HTML theme options now work together.
    • Update to jQuery 1.7.1 and Underscore.js 1.3.1.
  • Texinfo builder
    • An “Index” node is no longer added when there are no entries.
    • “deffn” categories are no longer capitalized if they contain capital letters.
    • desc_annotation nodes are now rendered.
    • strong and emphasis nodes are now formatted like literals. The reason for this is because the standard Texinfo markup (*strong* and _emphasis_) resulted in confusing output due to the common usage of using these constructs for documenting parameter names.
    • Field lists formatting has been tweaked to better display “Info field lists”.
    • system_message and problematic nodes are now formatted in a similar fashion as done by the text builder.
    • “en-dash” and “em-dash” conversion of hyphens is no longer performed in option directive signatures.
    • @ref is now used instead of @pxref for cross-references which prevents the word “see” from being added before the link (does not affect the Info output).
    • The @finalout command has been added for better TeX output.
    • transition nodes are now formatted using underscores (“_”) instead of asterisks (“*”).
    • The default value for the paragraphindent has been changed from 2 to 0 meaning that paragraphs are no longer indented by default.
    • #1110: A new configuration value texinfo_no_detailmenu has been added for controlling whether a @detailmenu is added in the “Top” node’s menu.
    • Detailed menus are no longer created except for the “Top” node.
    • Fixed an issue where duplicate domain indices would result in invalid output.
  • LaTeX builder:
    • PR#115: Add 'transition' item in latex_elements for customizing how transitions are displayed. Thanks to Jeff Klukas.
    • PR#114: The LaTeX writer now includes the “cmap” package by default. The 'cmappkg' item in latex_elements can be used to control this. Thanks to Dmitry Shachnev.
    • The 'fontpkg' item in latex_elements now defaults to '' when the language uses the Cyrillic script. Suggested by Dmitry Shachnev.
    • The latex_documents, texinfo_documents, and man_pages configuration values will be set to default values based on the master_doc if not explicitly set in conf.py. Previously, if these values were not set, no output would be genereted by their respective builders.
  • Internationalization:
    • Add i18n capabilities for custom templates. For example: The Sphinx reference documentation in doc directory provides a sphinx.pot file with message strings from doc/_templates/*.html when using make gettext.
    • PR#61,#703: Add support for non-ASCII filename handling.
  • Other builders:
    • Added the Docutils-native XML and pseudo-XML builders. See XMLBuilder and PseudoXMLBuilder.
    • PR#45: The linkcheck builder now checks #anchors for existence.
    • PR#123, #1106: Add epub_use_index configuration value. If provided, it will be used instead of html_use_index for epub builder.
    • PR#126: Add epub_tocscope configuration value. The setting controls the generation of the epub toc. The user can now also include hidden toc entries.
    • PR#112: Add epub_show_urls configuration value.
  • Extensions:
    • PR#52: special_members flag to autodoc now behaves like members.
    • PR#47: Added sphinx.ext.linkcode extension.
    • PR#25: In inheritance diagrams, the first line of the class docstring is now the tooltip for the class.
  • Command-line interfaces:
    • PR#75: Added --follow-links option to sphinx-apidoc.
    • #869: sphinx-build now has the option -T for printing the full traceback after an unhandled exception.
    • sphinx-build now supports the standard --help and --version options.
    • sphinx-build now provides more specific error messages when called with invalid options or arguments.
    • sphinx-build now has a verbose option -v which can be repeated for greater effect. A single occurrance provides a slightly more verbose output than normal. Two or more occurrences of this option provides more detailed output which may be useful for debugging.
  • Locales:
    • PR#74: Fix some Russian translation.
    • PR#54: Added Norwegian bokmaal translation.
    • PR#35: Added Slovak translation.
    • PR#28: Added Hungarian translation.
    • #1113: Add Hebrew locale.
    • #1097: Add Basque locale.
    • #1037: Fix typos in Polish translation. Thanks to Jakub Wilk.
    • #1012: Update Estonian translation.
  • Optimizations:
    • Speed up building the search index by caching the results of the word stemming routines. Saves about 20 seconds when building the Python documentation.
    • PR#108: Add experimental support for parallel building with a new -j option.

Documentation

  • PR#88: Added the “Sphinx Developer’s Guide” (doc/devguide.rst) which outlines the basic development process of the Sphinx project.
  • Added a detailed “Installing Sphinx” document (doc/install.rst).

Bugs fixed

  • PR#124: Fix paragraphs in versionmodified are ignored when it has no dangling paragraphs. Fix wrong html output (nested <p> tag). Fix versionmodified is not translatable. Thanks to Nozomu Kaneko.
  • PR#111: Respect add_autodoc_attrgetter() even when inherited-members is set. Thanks to A. Jesse Jiryu Davis.
  • PR#97: Fix footnote handling in translated documents.
  • Fix text writer not handling visit_legend for figure directive contents.
  • Fix text builder not respecting wide/fullwidth characters: title underline width, table layout width and text wrap width.
  • Fix leading space in LaTeX table header cells.
  • #1132: Fix LaTeX table output for multi-row cells in the first column.
  • #1128: Fix Unicode errors when trying to format time strings with a non-standard locale.
  • #1127: Fix traceback when autodoc tries to tokenize a non-Python file.
  • #1126: Fix double-hyphen to en-dash conversion in wrong places such as command-line option names in LaTeX.
  • #1123: Allow whitespaces in filenames given to literalinclude.
  • #1120: Added improvements about i18n for themes “basic”, “haiku” and “scrolls” that Sphinx built-in. Thanks to Leonardo J. Caballero G.
  • #1118: Updated Spanish translation. Thanks to Leonardo J. Caballero G.
  • #1117: Handle .pyx files in sphinx-apidoc.
  • #1112: Avoid duplicate download files when referenced from documents in different ways (absolute/relative).
  • #1111: Fix failure to find uppercase words in search when html_search_language is ‘ja’. Thanks to Tomo Saito.
  • #1108: The text writer now correctly numbers enumerated lists with non-default start values (based on patch by Ewan Edwards).
  • #1102: Support multi-context “with” statements in autodoc.
  • #1090: Fix gettext not extracting glossary terms.
  • #1074: Add environment version info to the generated search index to avoid compatibility issues with old builds.
  • #1070: Avoid un-pickling issues when running Python 3 and the saved environment was created under Python 2.
  • #1069: Fixed error caused when autodoc would try to format signatures of “partial” functions without keyword arguments (patch by Artur Gaspar).
  • #1062: sphinx.ext.autodoc use __init__ method signature for class signature.
  • #1055: Fix web support with relative path to source directory.
  • #1043: Fix sphinx-quickstart asking again for yes/no questions because input() returns values with an extra ‘r’ on Python 3.2.0 + Windows. Thanks to Régis Décamps.
  • #1041: Fix failure of the cpp domain parser to parse a const type with a modifier.
  • #1038: Fix failure of the cpp domain parser to parse C+11 “static constexpr” declarations. Thanks to Jakub Wilk.
  • #1029: Fix intersphinx_mapping values not being stable if the mapping has plural key/value set with Python 3.3.
  • #1028: Fix line block output in the text builder.
  • #1024: Improve Makefile/make.bat error message if Sphinx is not found. Thanks to Anatoly Techtonik.
  • #1018: Fix “container” directive handling in the text builder.
  • #1015: Stop overriding jQuery contains() in the JavaScript.
  • #1010: Make pngmath images transparent by default; IE7+ should handle it.
  • #1008: Fix test failures with Python 3.3.
  • #995: Fix table-of-contents and page numbering for the LaTeX “howto” class.
  • #976: Fix gettext does not extract index entries.
  • PR#72: #975: Fix gettext not extracting definition terms before docutils 0.10.
  • #961: Fix LaTeX output for triple quotes in code snippets.
  • #958: Do not preserve environment.pickle after a failed build.
  • #955: Fix i18n transformation.
  • #940: Fix gettext does not extract figure caption.
  • #920: Fix PIL packaging issue that allowed to import Image without PIL namespace. Thanks to Marc Schlaich.
  • #723: Fix the search function on local files in WebKit based browsers.
  • #440: Fix coarse timestamp resolution in some filesystem generating a wrong list of outdated files.

Release 1.1.3 (Mar 10, 2012)

  • PR#40: Fix safe_repr function to decode bytestrings with non-ASCII characters correctly.
  • PR#37: Allow configuring sphinx-apidoc via SPHINX_APIDOC_OPTIONS.
  • PR#34: Restore Python 2.4 compatibility.
  • PR#36: Make the “bibliography to TOC” fix in LaTeX output specific to the document class.
  • #695: When the highlight language “python” is specified explicitly, do not try to parse the code to recognize non-Python snippets.
  • #859: Fix exception under certain circumstances when not finding appropriate objects to link to.
  • #860: Do not crash when encountering invalid doctest examples, just emit a warning.
  • #864: Fix crash with some settings of modindex_common_prefix.
  • #862: Fix handling of -D and -A options on Python 3.
  • #851: Recognize and warn about circular toctrees, instead of running into recursion errors.
  • #853: Restore compatibility with docutils trunk.
  • #852: Fix HtmlHelp index entry links again.
  • #854: Fix inheritance_diagram raising attribute errors on builtins.
  • #832: Fix crashes when putting comments or lone terms in a glossary.
  • #834, #818: Fix HTML help language/encoding mapping for all Sphinx supported languages.
  • #844: Fix crashes when dealing with Unicode output in doctest extension.
  • #831: Provide --project flag in setup_command as advertised.
  • #875: Fix reading config files under Python 3.
  • #876: Fix quickstart test under Python 3.
  • #870: Fix spurious KeyErrors when removing documents.
  • #892: Fix single-HTML builder misbehaving with the master document in a subdirectory.
  • #873: Fix assertion errors with empty only directives.
  • #816: Fix encoding issues in the Qt help builder.

Release 1.1.2 (Nov 1, 2011) – 1.1.1 is a silly version number anyway!

  • #809: Include custom fixers in the source distribution.

Release 1.1.1 (Nov 1, 2011)

  • #791: Fix QtHelp, DevHelp and HtmlHelp index entry links.
  • #792: Include “sphinx-apidoc” in the source distribution.
  • #797: Don’t crash on a misformatted glossary.
  • #801: Make intersphinx work properly without SSL support.
  • #805: Make the Sphinx.add_index_to_domain method work correctly.
  • #780: Fix Python 2.5 compatibility.

Release 1.1 (Oct 9, 2011)

Incompatible changes

  • The py:module directive doesn’t output its platform option value anymore. (It was the only thing that the directive did output, and therefore quite inconsistent.)
  • Removed support for old dependency versions; requirements are now:
    • Pygments >= 1.2
    • Docutils >= 0.7
    • Jinja2 >= 2.3

Features added

  • Added Python 3.x support.
  • New builders and subsystems:
    • Added a Texinfo builder.
    • Added i18n support for content, a gettext builder and related utilities.
    • Added the websupport library and builder.
    • #98: Added a sphinx-apidoc script that autogenerates a hierarchy of source files containing autodoc directives to document modules and packages.
    • #273: Add an API for adding full-text search support for languages other than English. Add support for Japanese.
  • Markup:
    • #138: Added an index role, to make inline index entries.
    • #454: Added more index markup capabilities: marking see/seealso entries, and main entries for a given key.
    • #460: Allowed limiting the depth of section numbers for HTML using the toctree‘s numbered option.
    • #586: Implemented improved glossary markup which allows multiple terms per definition.
    • #478: Added py:decorator directive to describe decorators.
    • C++ domain now supports array definitions.
    • C++ domain now supports doc fields (:param x: inside directives).
    • Section headings in only directives are now correctly handled.
    • Added emphasize-lines option to source code directives.
    • #678: C++ domain now supports superclasses.
  • HTML builder:
    • Added pyramid theme.
    • #559: html_add_permalinks is now a string giving the text to display in permalinks.
    • #259: HTML table rows now have even/odd CSS classes to enable “Zebra styling”.
    • #554: Add theme option sidebarwidth to the basic theme.
  • Other builders:
  • Configuration and extensibility:
  • Autodoc:
    • #564: Add autodoc_docstring_signature. When enabled (the default), autodoc retrieves the signature from the first line of the docstring, if it is found there.
    • #176: Provide private-members option for autodoc directives.
    • #520: Provide special-members option for autodoc directives.
    • #431: Doc comments for attributes can now be given on the same line as the assignment.
    • #437: autodoc now shows values of class data attributes.
    • autodoc now supports documenting the signatures of functools.partial objects.
  • Other extensions:
    • Added the sphinx.ext.mathjax extension.
    • #443: Allow referencing external graphviz files.
    • Added inline option to graphviz directives, and fixed the default (block-style) in LaTeX output.
    • #590: Added caption option to graphviz directives.
    • #553: Added testcleanup blocks in the doctest extension.
    • #594: trim_doctest_flags now also removes <BLANKLINE> indicators.
    • #367: Added automatic exclusion of hidden members in inheritance diagrams, and an option to selectively enable it.
    • Added pngmath_add_tooltips.
    • The math extension displaymath directives now support name in addition to label for giving the equation label, for compatibility with Docutils.
  • New locales:
    • #221: Added Swedish locale.
    • #526: Added Iranian locale.
    • #694: Added Latvian locale.
    • Added Nepali locale.
    • #714: Added Korean locale.
    • #766: Added Estonian locale.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • #778: Fix “hide search matches” link on pages linked by search.
    • Fix the source positions referenced by the “viewcode” extension.

Release 1.0.8 (Sep 23, 2011)

  • #627: Fix tracebacks for AttributeErrors in autosummary generation.
  • Fix the abbr role when the abbreviation has newlines in it.
  • #727: Fix the links to search results with custom object types.
  • #648: Fix line numbers reported in warnings about undefined references.
  • #696, #666: Fix C++ array definitions and template arguments that are not type names.
  • #633: Allow footnotes in section headers in LaTeX output.
  • #616: Allow keywords to be linked via intersphinx.
  • #613: Allow Unicode characters in production list token names.
  • #720: Add dummy visitors for graphviz nodes for text and man.
  • #704: Fix image file duplication bug.
  • #677: Fix parsing of multiple signatures in C++ domain.
  • #637: Ignore Emacs lock files when looking for source files.
  • #544: Allow .pyw extension for importable modules in autodoc.
  • #700: Use $(MAKE) in quickstart-generated Makefiles.
  • #734: Make sidebar search box width consistent in browsers.
  • #644: Fix spacing of centered figures in HTML output.
  • #767: Safely encode SphinxError messages when printing them to sys.stderr.
  • #611: Fix LaTeX output error with a document with no sections but a link target.
  • Correctly treat built-in method descriptors as methods in autodoc.
  • #706: Stop monkeypatching the Python textwrap module.
  • #657: viewcode now works correctly with source files that have non-ASCII encoding.
  • #669: Respect the noindex flag option in py:module directives.
  • #675: Fix IndexErrors when including nonexisting lines with literalinclude.
  • #676: Respect custom function/method parameter separator strings.
  • #682: Fix JS incompatibility with jQuery >= 1.5.
  • #693: Fix double encoding done when writing HTMLHelp .hhk files.
  • #647: Do not apply SmartyPants in parsed-literal blocks.
  • C++ domain now supports array definitions.

Release 1.0.7 (Jan 15, 2011)

  • #347: Fix wrong generation of directives of static methods in autosummary.
  • #599: Import PIL as from PIL import Image.
  • #558: Fix longtables with captions in LaTeX output.
  • Make token references work as hyperlinks again in LaTeX output.
  • #572: Show warnings by default when reference labels cannot be found.
  • #536: Include line number when complaining about missing reference targets in nitpicky mode.
  • #590: Fix inline display of graphviz diagrams in LaTeX output.
  • #589: Build using app.build() in setup command.
  • Fix a bug in the inheritance diagram exception that caused base classes to be skipped if one of them is a builtin.
  • Fix general index links for C++ domain objects.
  • #332: Make admonition boundaries in LaTeX output visible.
  • #573: Fix KeyErrors occurring on rebuild after removing a file.
  • Fix a traceback when removing files with globbed toctrees.
  • If an autodoc object cannot be imported, always re-read the document containing the directive on next build.
  • If an autodoc object cannot be imported, show the full traceback of the import error.
  • Fix a bug where the removal of download files and images wasn’t noticed.
  • #571: Implement ~ cross-reference prefix for the C domain.
  • Fix regression of LaTeX output with the fix of #556.
  • #568: Fix lookup of class attribute documentation on descriptors so that comment documentation now works.
  • Fix traceback with only directives preceded by targets.
  • Fix tracebacks occurring for duplicate C++ domain objects.
  • Fix JavaScript domain links to objects with $ in their name.

Release 1.0.6 (Jan 04, 2011)

  • #581: Fix traceback in Python domain for empty cross-reference targets.
  • #283: Fix literal block display issues on Chrome browsers.
  • #383, #148: Support sorting a limited range of accented characters in the general index and the glossary.
  • #570: Try decoding -D and -A command-line arguments with the locale’s preferred encoding.
  • #528: Observe locale_dirs when looking for the JS translations file.
  • #574: Add special code for better support of Japanese documents in the LaTeX builder.
  • Regression of #77: If there is only one parameter given with :param: markup, the bullet list is now suppressed again.
  • #556: Fix missing paragraph breaks in LaTeX output in certain situations.
  • #567: Emit the autodoc-process-docstring event even for objects without a docstring so that it can add content.
  • #565: In the LaTeX builder, not only literal blocks require different table handling, but also quite a few other list-like block elements.
  • #515: Fix tracebacks in the viewcode extension for Python objects that do not have a valid signature.
  • Fix strange reportings of line numbers for warnings generated from autodoc-included docstrings, due to different behavior depending on docutils version.
  • Several fixes to the C++ domain.

Release 1.0.5 (Nov 12, 2010)

  • #557: Add CSS styles required by docutils 0.7 for aligned images and figures.
  • In the Makefile generated by LaTeX output, do not delete pdf files on clean; they might be required images.
  • #535: Fix LaTeX output generated for line blocks.
  • #544: Allow .pyw as a source file extension.

Release 1.0.4 (Sep 17, 2010)

  • #524: Open intersphinx inventories in binary mode on Windows, since version 2 contains zlib-compressed data.
  • #513: Allow giving non-local URIs for JavaScript files, e.g. in the JSMath extension.
  • #512: Fix traceback when intersphinx_mapping is empty.

Release 1.0.3 (Aug 23, 2010)

  • #495: Fix internal vs. external link distinction for links coming from a docutils table-of-contents.
  • #494: Fix the maxdepth option for the toctree() template callable when used with collapse=True.
  • #507: Fix crash parsing Python argument lists containing brackets in string literals.
  • #501: Fix regression when building LaTeX docs with figures that don’t have captions.
  • #510: Fix inheritance diagrams for classes that are not picklable.
  • #497: Introduce separate background color for the sidebar collapse button, making it easier to see.
  • #502, #503, #496: Fix small layout bugs in several builtin themes.

Release 1.0.2 (Aug 14, 2010)

  • #490: Fix cross-references to objects of types added by the add_object_type() API function.
  • Fix handling of doc field types for different directive types.
  • Allow breaking long signatures, continuing with backlash-escaped newlines.
  • Fix unwanted styling of C domain references (because of a namespace clash with Pygments styles).
  • Allow references to PEPs and RFCs with explicit anchors.
  • #471: Fix LaTeX references to figures.
  • #482: When doing a non-exact search, match only the given type of object.
  • #481: Apply non-exact search for Python reference targets with .name for modules too.
  • #484: Fix crash when duplicating a parameter in an info field list.
  • #487: Fix setting the default role to one provided by the oldcmarkup extension.
  • #488: Fix crash when json-py is installed, which provides a json module but is incompatible to simplejson.
  • #480: Fix handling of target naming in intersphinx.
  • #486: Fix removal of ! for all cross-reference roles.

Release 1.0.1 (Jul 27, 2010)

  • #470: Fix generated target names for reST domain objects; they are not in the same namespace.
  • #266: Add Bengali language.
  • #473: Fix a bug in parsing JavaScript object names.
  • #474: Fix building with SingleHTMLBuilder when there is no toctree.
  • Fix display names for objects linked to by intersphinx with explicit targets.
  • Fix building with the JSON builder.
  • Fix hyperrefs in object descriptions for LaTeX.

Release 1.0 (Jul 23, 2010)

Incompatible changes

  • Support for domains has been added. A domain is a collection of directives and roles that all describe objects belonging together, e.g. elements of a programming language. A few builtin domains are provided:
    • Python
    • C
    • C++
    • JavaScript
    • reStructuredText
  • The old markup for defining and linking to C directives is now deprecated. It will not work anymore in future versions without activating the oldcmarkup extension; in Sphinx 1.0, it is activated by default.
  • Removed support for old dependency versions; requirements are now:
    • docutils >= 0.5
    • Jinja2 >= 2.2
  • Removed deprecated elements:
    • exclude_dirs config value
    • sphinx.builder module

Features added

  • General:
    • Added a “nitpicky” mode that emits warnings for all missing references. It is activated by the -n command-line switch or the nitpicky config value.
    • Added latexpdf target in quickstart Makefile.
  • Markup:
    • The menuselection and guilabel roles now support ampersand accelerators.
    • New more compact doc field syntax is now recognized: :param type name: description.
    • Added tab-width option to literalinclude directive.
    • Added titlesonly option to toctree directive.
    • Added the prepend and append options to the literalinclude directive.
    • #284: All docinfo metadata is now put into the document metadata, not just the author.
    • The ref role can now also reference tables by caption.
    • The include directive now supports absolute paths, which are interpreted as relative to the source directory.
    • In the Python domain, references like :func:`.name` now look for matching names with any prefix if no direct match is found.
  • Configuration:
  • New builders:
    • Added a builder for the Epub format.
    • Added a builder for manual pages.
    • Added a single-file HTML builder.
  • HTML output:
    • Inline roles now get a CSS class with their name, allowing styles to customize their appearance. Domain-specific roles get two classes, domain and domain-rolename.
    • References now get the class internal if they are internal to the whole project, as opposed to internal to the current page.
    • External references can be styled differently with the new externalrefs theme option for the default theme.
    • In the default theme, the sidebar can experimentally now be made collapsible using the new collapsiblesidebar theme option.
    • #129: Toctrees are now wrapped in a div tag with class toctree-wrapper in HTML output.
    • The toctree callable in templates now has a maxdepth keyword argument to control the depth of the generated tree.
    • The toctree callable in templates now accepts a titles_only keyword argument.
    • Added htmltitle block in layout template.
    • In the JavaScript search, allow searching for object names including the module name, like sys.argv.
    • Added new theme haiku, inspired by the Haiku OS user guide.
    • Added new theme nature.
    • Added new theme agogo, created by Andi Albrecht.
    • Added new theme scrolls, created by Armin Ronacher.
    • #193: Added a visitedlinkcolor theme option to the default theme.
    • #322: Improved responsiveness of the search page by loading the search index asynchronously.
  • Extension API:
  • Extensions:
    • Added the viewcode extension.
    • Added the extlinks extension.
    • Added support for source ordering of members in autodoc, with autodoc_member_order = 'bysource'.
    • Added autodoc_default_flags config value, which can be used to select default flags for all autodoc directives.
    • Added a way for intersphinx to refer to named labels in other projects, and to specify the project you want to link to.
    • #280: Autodoc can now document instance attributes assigned in __init__ methods.
    • Many improvements and fixes to the autosummary extension, thanks to Pauli Virtanen.
    • #309: The graphviz extension can now output SVG instead of PNG images, controlled by the graphviz_output_format config value.
    • Added alt option to graphviz extension directives.
    • Added exclude argument to autodoc.between().
  • Translations:
    • Added Croatian translation, thanks to Bojan Mihelač.
    • Added Turkish translation, thanks to Firat Ozgul.
    • Added Catalan translation, thanks to Pau Fernández.
    • Added simplified Chinese translation.
    • Added Danish translation, thanks to Hjorth Larsen.
    • Added Lithuanian translation, thanks to Dalius Dobravolskas.
  • Bugs fixed:
    • #445: Fix links to result pages when using the search function of HTML built with the dirhtml builder.
    • #444: In templates, properly re-escape values treated with the “striptags” Jinja filter.

Previous versions

The changelog for versions before 1.0 can be found in the file CHANGES.old in the source distribution or at BitBucket.