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Toshio Kuratomi toshio at tiki-lounge.com
Thu Feb 24 20:17:57 UTC 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 02:07:26PM -0500, Build System wrote:
> python-twisted-1.3.0-3
> ----------------------
> * Mon Feb 21 2005 Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> - 1.3.0-3
> - disable the -docs subpackage for now

I understand we're trying to trim sizes down at the moment, but I would hate
to see this trend taken too far.  Having local docs is very valuable when
networks are not available (plane rides, dialup, etc) or when trying to
quickly find information on a package.  (I've used the online docs for
python and php's standard libraries in preference to the local copies.  But
for add-on libraries and programs I always check /usr/share/docs first.
It's because the quality of online docs is sometimes excellent and
sometimes not worth the effort of searching.  /usr/share/docs is easy to
access and grep.)

*Note: In twisted's particular case it looks as though the documentation is
downloadable separately from the code.  So if we were to make the change
permanent a good course of action would be to use Twisted_NoDocs-1.3.0.tar.bz2
in the Core SRPM and have a separate python-twisted-docs package in Extras
that uses the TwistedDocs-1.3.0.tar.bz2 tarball.


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