I’m trying to post these roughly once a month. Here’s the March post.

Work I did (1 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021)


  • Initial release of sphinx-basic-ng is out!
  • Initial release of installer is out!
  • Revamped sphinx-themes.org!
  • Made progress on the “sister theme” for Furo. Picked a name for it too!
  • Made progress on a PEP 517 build backend for Sphinx themes, and told a few relevant folks about it.


  • My social weekends are still a thing, and have been great so far! If you wanna talk to me on a weekend, click that link. :)
    • Continuing to collaborate on designing a lockfile format for Python.
  • Got involved in discussions about modernising the Python documentation theme.
  • Got involved in discussions about new tutorial in the Sphinx documentation.
  • Did some post-pip-release fire fighting. :)

General notes

Nothing to say here this time.

What next?

I’m going to try to wrap up the big things I started over the last few months.


  • installer: Finalise and make a stable release.
  • Sphinx: Continue iterating on sphinx-basic-ng.
  • Sphinx: Continue iterating on $theme-I-am-writing.
  • Sphinx: Continue iterating on the PEP 517 backend.


  • Speak at a few local meetups, remotely.
  • Spend time on the Python lockfile standardisation effort.
  • Spend time on the Python documentation improvement effort.
  • Spend time on the Sphinx tutorial and documentation improvement effort.

Other commitments

A full time job, that pays my bills. :)