[ntp:questions] Re: Trimble Setup Question

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Aug 27 18:35:11 UTC 2003

At 6:07 PM +0000 2003/08/27, David L. Mills wrote:

>  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.

	Have you seen the page at <http://www.ntp.org/ntpfaq/NTP-a-faq.htm>?

	This is not a flat document.  This page requires a web browser to view.

	Neither of these facts would change, if the FAQ were converted to Twiki.

>                                                               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.

	All you would need is a web browser.  No one would need to create 
a twiki account, unless they would be interested in contributing 
their own content to the FAQ.

	This is exactly what happens today.  Anyone can browse the public 
twiki space with any web browser.  No twiki account necessary.

>                   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.

	We're trying to simplify and unify the documentation, make it 
easier for us to maintain, as well as easier for other people to make 
their own contribution.

	If you are opposed to any of these goals, please let us know.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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