[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWikiGettingStarted

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon Oct 6 09:55:14 UTC 2003


At 3:32 AM +0000 2003/10/06, David L. Mills wrote:

>  You surely can easily attain that goal. How about rip of quick.html and
>  build.html as plain ASCII text files? My comments elsewhere this thread
>  (rope) are intended mainly for program reference purposes, not instantly
>  ignitable build and install.

	I don't want the program reference manuals in plain text files. 
I'm perfectly happy to have those live on as HTML files which I am 
unlikely to see frequently.  But the basic documentation should be 
available as plain text files, including man-page style documentation 
for each command.

>  Do you run any Sun machines? The printed manuals are outrageously
>  expensive and our sysadmins use only browsers.

	I've got four Sun U10 clones that will be showing up here at the 
house tomorrow.  Of course, only one of them will be running Solaris.

	Nevertheless, I'm fine with having their printed manuals online 
-- because they've also got man pages that they provide with the OS, 
and I'm much more likely to need the man pages than the printed 
manuals.  When I do need the printed manuals, I'll almost certainly 
be using a different system anyway, and the issue of needing a web 
browser is not a problem.

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

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