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RE: Ghostscript packaging for X11, non-X11 versions
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: "Nicholas Wourms" <nwourms at netscape dot net>,<cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 06:12:21 +0100
- Subject: RE: Ghostscript packaging for X11, non-X11 versions
> Nicholas Wourms
> Dario Alcocer wrote:
> >Well, my personal preference has always been to include whatever
> >documentation a package has, whether it be man pages or supplementary
> >HTML documentation. I figure if space is really an issue for a
> >particular user, they can delete the documentation if they wish.
> >As a maintainer, I'd rather provide the user with the complete package.
> >If the original software includes documentation, then in my opinion
> >the package I produce won't be complete unless I include the original
> >In my opinion, distributing software without documentation is like
> >selling hardware without manuals. Sure, you can *still* use it, but
> >it's really a pain to download the documentation if you'd like explore
> >additional features or configurations.
> This is how it should be, none of this "pruning" crap or leaving out the
> extras... And, of course, there's no such thing as "too much"
Please - did I *ever* suggest "pruning" or leaving out extras - NO!
Actually - there can be such a thing as too much documentation - there
rarely is, of course, but there can be to much with too much detail
for novices to use. Hense "XYZ for Dummies"...
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