[ntp:questions] Re: Trimble Setup Question

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Aug 27 18:07:02 UTC 2003


I'm really nervous about your message about the planned migration of faq
to twiki. By reputation the faq is understood by everybody - a flat
document that can be read by anybody without special tools. If a
byproduct of the twiki was to produce such a flat document, even if the
best features could be enjoyed only by twiki participants, I would not
feel so uneasy. As it is, complexity and abstraction pile on each other
in just about everything you guys do, and the sad part about it is you
guys collectively don't realize how insidious and even insulting to the
average joe newbie this has become.


Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 1:44 PM +0000 2003/08/27, David L. Mills wrote:
> >  The twiki is no substiture for the faq. The faq is the primary reference
> >  source for newbies and questions of a general nature, not the twiki.
>         Ulrich will have to correct me, but my understanding is that the
> goal is to merge the FAQ and the Twiki, so that they become one and
> the same.  I understand that we're still looking for an XML->Twiki
> conversion tool, to make this process a lot easier.
>         Certainly, I believe that better tools than XML can be found for
> maintaining documentation, and it's certainly worth a look at whether
> or not this can be feasibly done in the twiki.
> --
> Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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