Em Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:34:26 -0300
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mche...@s-opensource.com> escreveu:

> Em Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:13:14 -0600
> Jonathan Corbet <cor...@lwn.net> escreveu:
> > On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:06:36 -0300
> > Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mche...@s-opensource.com> wrote:
> >   
> > > - Fix all chapter identation;
> > > - add c blocks where needed;    
> > 
> > Here is where I think we need a bit of a philosophical discussion...
> >   
> > > -         Chapter 1: Indentation
> > > +Indentation
> > > +-----------    
> > 
> > You're a fan of having sphinx do the numbering, and I have no problem
> > understanding why.  But this will defeat people who say "look in chapter 3
> > of Documentation/CodingStyle".  We're removing a bit of information from
> > the plain-text file and reserving it for the formatted version.  If we're
> > really going to do that, we should do it consciously, with the knowledge
> > that there is a cost involved.
> > 
> > We'll see this even more with SubmittingPatches, where it is quite common
> > for people to cite the number of the section they think is being violated
> > in any given situation.  
> I see your point. However, AFAICT, there's no way to disable automatic
> numbering for LaTeX and PDF formats: it will always generate an index.
> It is actually worse than that: the numbering for the LaTeX and PDF
> versions of the document don't match with the numbering for html and ePub,
> and Sphinx restricts to just one numbered TOC index for the entire document.
> Currently, I don't know any way to fix it.
> So, keeping the current numeration there will produce a very messy
> PDF output, with the two numerations altogether.

I found a way to trick Sphinx LaTeX output... not an elegant one, though.

We can add a tag at development-process/index.rst like:

        .. raw:: latex


To use symbols instead of numbers for chapter numbering, or something

        .. raw:: latex


To use "*" for both sections and subsections.

That makes it to hide the numbers on the LaTeX output. There's an issue,
though: it will internally keep numbering it.

So, the page feet will still be numbering the chapters/sections like:

        Chapter 12. Email clients info for Linux

        *. Some email client (MUA) hints

And the chapter will still be numbered like:


Maybe we could get better results if we do something at the LaTex
preamble, but the preamble is global to *ALL* books that use the same

As we chose to have just one global conf.py for the "normal" output,
IMHO, we should not put book-specific stuff at the latex_elements

Also, please notice that this will also affect numeration at the
documents of the development-process.rst sub-book.

One alternative would be:

1) remove the :numbered: from the TOC tree. This will disable
numbering for HTML/ePub outputs;

2) use a \renewcommand just for \thesubsection (as doing it for the
chapter doesn't really work fine);

3) keep the already existing numeration for CodingStyle/SubmitPatches/...

Maybe we could find a way to change the top-level "chapter" numeration
to "part", but, I suspect that such change would need to be done via
LaTeX preamble.


PoC patch enclosed.


diff --git a/Documentation/development-process/index.rst 
index e38f44729a21..92055353a598 100644
--- a/Documentation/development-process/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/development-process/index.rst
@@ -1,10 +1,17 @@
+.. raw:: latex
+       \renewcommand\thesection*
+..     \renewcommand\thesubsection*
+..     \renewcommand\thesection{\fnsymbol{section}}
+..     \renewcommand\thesubsection{\thesection.\fnsymbol{subsection}}
 Linux Kernel Development Documentation
 .. toctree::
-   :numbered:
    :maxdepth: 2

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