Re: Documentation Policy
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On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Philippe Troin wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 1997 20:13:13 +0200 Christian Schwarz
> (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Option 3: We ship .texi files and produce HTML and/or info files on
> > demand (in the postinst script).
> I like this idea a lot. I *hate* having to fetch the source package
> to produce a postscript output...
This is a very different issue.
I don't like the idea of producing .info files or .html files on demand.
The purpose of a Linux distribution is to give a complete system, so that
the user should not have to do anything by him/herself, nor waste CPU
I realized that my earlier idea (foo-doc-ps and foo-doc-dvi) had a
failure: .ps and .dvi documents are location-specific, american will like
letter size, while european people will want a4 size.
But I still dislike automatic building. If you just want not having to
fetch the source package, what about a foo-doc-texi binary package (on a
"do whatever you want with it" basis), which just ships the .texi source?
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