Proposal for a reorganization of "info" documentation

Gérard Milmeister gemi at
Mon Apr 17 22:15:35 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 14:14 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Info files are designed and documented the way you describe, so all you
> are doing is adding more overhead, incompatibility and confusion.
Is it not confusing having categories "Programming", "Programming Tools",
"Programming tools" and "Programming tools:"?
You could also argue that changing or replacing .desktop files if there
is already one is an overhead. Of course you could say, well, this
is necessary, so that the entries appear at the right places in the
Applications menu. But that's the point. As long as the info doc
was only accessible via command line or Emacs, it did not matter
much, but the documentation via yelp must be organized, so that
can easily find what one looks for. This is currently not the case with
info, it is a mess.
If someone creates a special category, so be it, but if a generic
category like the ones above, they should at least all written
the same way.

Gérard Milmeister
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CH-8057 Zürich

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