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Re: "current" URL/link for Octave docs

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: Re: "current" URL/link for Octave docs
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 11:14:16 +0900
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On 7/6/20 1:50 AM, Andrew Janke wrote:
> On 7/5/20 12:48 PM, Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
>>     What do you think about making a https://octave.org/doc/current link to
>>     the latest stable version's doco? Then we could link to
>>     latest-and-greatest. And over time, maybe that would acquire enough
>>     googlejuice that it would become the top results for Octave doco
>>     searches, so people would find the current docs when searching?
>> I'd be all for it.  I remember having a similar conversation last year
>> [1]. would it also be worth somehow marking the old ones as an 'archive'
>> or something with a link to 'current'?
> Definitely yes, in my opinion. I think that would be a help to the
> majority of users who land on those pages.

This feature already exists.  The latest GNU Octave documentation has
always been available from


Now I am overhauling the website a little and added a more intuitive link


Thus "latest" and "interpreter" point to the latest version of the
documentation now.  A further step was to implant some version chooser
into the manual pages itself, but this requires some more work...


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