Read the Docs newsletter - March 2022

It’s been pretty quiet on the company front in February, with nothing much to report. We’re actively working on our latest job description, which will be a product-focused Python development position. If you’re interested, please let us know.

New features

In February we continued to work on refactors and internal changes. Among the major user-facing changes:

  • We now have the CDN on Read the Docs for Business in beta, with a couple accounts testing it. If you’re interested, please contact us.
  • You can now cancel builds via a button in the dashboard. This will save resources, and allow you to ensure that you don’t hit concurrency limits if you trigger a few builds at once.
  • Projects that are imported via the API are now required to have a VCS repository linked to them, if your organization has VCS SSO turned on, so that users will be able to access it.

You can always see the latest changes to our platforms in our Read the Docs Changelog.

Upcoming features

  • We’re working on pre and post-build steps, and hope to have those released in the next week or two. This is a long-requested feature that we’re really excited to be able to share with folks.
  • We’re getting much closer on our landing page update. They are being served from a super secret URL, and will be made our official front page before long…
  • We continue to work on tracking 404 pages in our project analytics, so that projects can easily fix up missing or outdated page links.
  • We have made process on support for multiple projects in a single git repo.

Possible issues

  • We are still watching Sphinx upgrades for possible issues they might cause around the ecosystem.
  • We are also tracking the upcoming Deprecation of the git:// protocol on GitHub to ensure that it will have minimal impact for our users.

Considering using Read the Docs for your next Sphinx or MkDocs project? Check out our documentation to get started!