Re: Re^2: Status of Debian Policy
[ CC'ed to Christian for policy question, and to Manoj for VM example. ]
Marco> Ask the users! The most people hate the info format and it's
Marco> browsers. We should include the HTML documentation in the package.
But they get html via the dwww package! Which gives them _more_ documentation
then there is in html only.
Scott> I'm sure I'd rather have info than HTML. Info browses nicely,
Scott> especially now that we have info patched for cursor key navigation.
Scott> HTML is larger and more cumbersome.
Seconded. Nobody answered my mail from yesterday which showed that the
doc-linux package will take up over 5 MB (instead of 1.6 MB) for the html
Santiago> IMHO we should not drop .info from the main package, or we would
Marco> I think, we should ;-).
No way. IMHO, we should add a Policy Guideline stating that html should be in
a seperate package  and that info should be shipped as usual. I for one
consider it a misfeature that the vm package dropped the .info for the .html.
Make it an option to add html docs, but don't make it compulsory.
 Unless there is very little html doc in which case we don't have to split
Marco> The HTML format is more flexible and the output looks much
Marco> better. All package maintainer's should convert the documentation
Marco> from LaTeX oder Texinfo to HTML.
Scott> Okay, show me how to search a HTML version of the bash info
Scott> documentation for a concept and I'll believe you.
Couldn't agree more.
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