Re^2: End of Documentation Discussion
Am 28.06.97 schrieb alegre # saturn.superlink.net ...
a> 1) The default format for online documentation is HTML. A web browser
a> (lynx) and a very small web server (boa) will be in the core distribution,
a> marked important.
But a lot of people don't want to have a WWW server on their system.
a> [A web server adds a lot of flexibility. Boa adds very little overhead. Try
But it need's a lot of power.
a> 2) Documents which can be converted on-the-fly to HTML will be installed in
a> their original format. This allows users to produce nice-looking
No, no. Have you ever used converters like latex2html? Do you know how
much load this programs produce? Do you know how long it takes to convert
It think this discussion unnecessary, because the policy says that HTML is
the format for documentation.
a> [In all cases mentioned, the overhead of on-the-fly conversion is
a> acceptable enough, just a little slower than formatting man pages. Users
That's a joke.
a> Please, please. Try boa before deciding a server is too much overhead.
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