Re: user documentation for d-i
On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 03:11:55PM +0100, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> I plan to export over the boot-floppies/documentation and import it into
> the debian-installer/documentation tree, to start the
> user-documentation task.
> (Removing all boot-floppies-only stuff with &FIXME).
Yes, I think very much of the old manual is specific to
boot-floppies, and a rewrite should really focus on the
GUI interface first, with links out-of-the-main-path for
those doing text or ncurses installs.
That's because I think the great majority of people who
use the manual will be using the GUI interface, as long
as it's available to them. They'll be using CD-ROMs, not
floppies. I think we should mainstream the manual for
the majority user, and leave the technical details --
and instructions for the console-based installs and
floppy-based installs -- to appendices, subsidiary
So, with the state the installer is in now, it's my
belief that the manual would have the wrong focus if
started now, or if based on the boot-floppies source.
We'd be shoe-horning in the GUI stuff rather than the
other way around. The details are there in b-f, we can
copy whatever we need whenever we need it.
Am I way off base?
/me dons asbestos
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