reducing distribution CD count

Colin Charles byte at
Sat Feb 26 04:51:37 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 17:44 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> > > 3- The average joe (me) expect to find the documentation in the
> same
> > > place than the program. A program with its documentation is the
> same
> > > whole thing.
> > 
> > Perhaps I'm not an "average joe" in this matter, but I never look
> for
> > documentation on the local disk.  I *always* use Google first.
> +1
> people use local docs?

Think countries where the Internet is not so readily available. Or homes
where there are no Internet connections. And don't even think 3rd world

Someone came up to me at LinuxWorld after the talk I gave, and said
they'd like to upgrade from RH9 to FC3. I said, grab the DVD. He said he
lacked a DVDROM drive. I said, use yum :) He said he lacked an Internet

He definitely needs local docs. And so do many others. And then there's
devhelp as thomasvs mentions, which is mighty useful for programmers.

We should set a precedent that whatever goes in, must at least have a
good man page, with good docs. In fact, this is what FreeBSD/OpenBSD has
set as precedent, iirc - package doesn't go in, till it has docs
Colin Charles, byte at
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, 
then you win." -- Mohandas Gandhi

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