Re: RFC: A default html file
Ian Jackson writes:
Ian> Why can't we just stick with `doc' containing both sets of
Ian> documentation ? Is there any point in splitting the package up ?
Having two packages permits the user to select the one she wants. There might
be people who can live without the HOWTOs or the Debian doc.
I get a 'du' of around 1.2 megabyte for the new sets of HOWTO plus the
Linux-FAQ I will package. If we add the Debian manual to that, we get quite a
Ian> There is IMO nothing wrong with dashes in the filenames.
Yes, and they are more readable.
Ian> If we put a simple default file containing mainly links in
Ian> /etc/debian.html then the user can edit it without having it
Ian> overwritten, and can change what their browsers see without
Ian> reconfiguring them all.
That was my idea. Put such a (small) file there now so that future releases
of the browsers can use it for setting the default page.
Ian> A better solution would be to make it possible to reconfigure all
Ian> browsers' home pages at once.
Are you proposing that a 'whatever' doc package reconfigures the browsers?
I'd be afraid of quite some side-effects and surprises.