Re: Documentation Policy
Christian Schwarz writes:
> Hi folks!
> So I suggest the following policy. Note, that this is just a summary, not
> the actual text.
> The unification of Debian documentation is being carried out via
> HTML. However, we'll still provide GNU info documentation, where
> Thus, every package that contains documentation in a convertable
> format has to provide HTML documentation.
> The documentation will be distributed via several packages:
> foo-doc-html for HTML docs
> foo-doc-info for GNU info docs (where available)
> foo-doc-xxx for other formats (only where appropriate)
> (An example for the last case would be "DVI" documentation for TeX
> related packages.)
> If the documentation files in all available formats do not require
> more than 100k of disk space _together_, they may be included in the
> "main" package. Otherwise, the will have to be distributed in
> seperate packages, one for each format.
> Any comments?
I don't like the idea of splitting packages that much. It increses
the confusion for users. For new users it is incredible difficult
to install Debian because of >1000 packages.
And for my feeling the documentation belongs to the package itself.
I don't want to install another package just because I need some
OTOH I do understand your way.
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