[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWiki GettingStarted

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sun Oct 5 15:42:14 UTC 2003


At 12:17 PM +0000 2003/10/05, Dale Worley wrote:

>>  How different are various OSs or environments?  Would it make sense
>>  to have separate documents for Windows, BSD*, Red-Hat, ???
>
>  It would increase the bulk and complexity, I think.

	It would certainly make it more monolithic, and more likely to 
collapse under it's own weight.

>                                                       More importantly,
>  length per se isn't such a problem, since the reader can easily skip
>  over the irrelevant sections if they're well-marked.

	This is precisely the sort of thing that people had complained 
most bitterly about, with regards to the original version contributed 
by Tom Limoncelli.

	Moreover, this sounds suspiciously like "navigation" to me.

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