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

Harlan Stenn stenn at maccarony.ntp.org
Mon Oct 6 03:02:26 UTC 2003


In article <3F80774C.4EEAD935 at udel.edu>, David L. Mills <mills at udel.edu> wrote:
>Is the quick.html page already in the NTP documentation what you have in
>mind? Is there really "too much" on that page?

At least as far as the twiki is concerned, ai'm not sure if anybody looked.

I do know Steve spent some time trying to see if the FAQ could be easily
converted so we could use that as a base, but nobody has put any more
effort into that project.

>Do you have suggestions
>on how to change/update it? The ./conf directory contains a number of
>example configuration files, but these are mostly for advanced options.
>It would be trivial to include common quickstart configuration files and
>links from the HTML. Would you or anybody like to contribute examples?

I'd like to see more examples in the distribution, too.

The twiki, however, serves a different audience.  The twiki is designed to
support people running many different versions of NTP, and the distribution
is best served (IMO) if it provides information about *that* version of
the code.

>There seems to be a lot of deja vu here. Why not simplyi mark up the
>existing pages and examples rather than starting all over?

That's a good idea.  We are swiping information from wherever we can get it.

And I personally think that HTML is a poor general markup language if one
wishes to produce documents in a variety of formats.

In spite of that, I fully support you in your work to maintain the html docs.


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