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Re: Draft: Hints for contributing to Debian GNU/Linux (fwd)

In article <9510271346.AA06635@mailgate.eur.nl> Erick Branderhorst <branderhorst@fgg.eur.nl> writes:

> > > [del]
> > > 5. Beyond packages 
> > > [del] 
> > > 
> > > (eb) 
> > > * Option for automatic installation for local html documentation?
> > > This needs to be discussed first I think.
> > > (eb)
> > 
> > I don't understand this, please explain it.
> > 
> Well perhaps dpkg can be given an option to create html documentation if
> packages are shipped with html documentation or sources where html docu
> can be created from. I.e. an optional documentation format. At this moment
> only /usr/doc, /usr/doc/examples, info and manpages are provided for documentat
> ion. We might add html too for documentation purposes. To make it clearer
> I run debian on a stand alone machine. 

This seems to be a good idea. I think you should discuss this at
debian-devel. (This may involve adding fields to the package
description, so the discussion should be public.)

> An other thing might be a default html document where all browser will
> look at. Right now some postinst scripts ask what the default start page
> should be (default http://www.debian.org/). This works great if you have
> netaccess. If you don't you are lost when you start for example lynx or so,
> at least you have to wait until it times out. If we can provide one default
> html doc with some decent links to debian related stuff this problem would
> be solved. 

This was already discussed at debian-devel, although I don't know what
the result was. I will ask the www-client maintainers about it.

Sven Rudolph (sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de); WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

Erick Branderhorst@heel.fgg.eur.nl +31-10-4635142
Department of General Surgery (Intensive Care) University Hospital Rotterdam NL

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