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Re: Debian Reference

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 04:20:32AM +0100, Antony Gelberg wrote:
>>>Your observation is somewhat correct.  I think user oriented
>>>distribution manual is collection of documents now.  See list on
>>>http://www.debian.org/doc .
>>I am well aware of that URL, and it's not ideal.  Lots of things spread
>>about and out of date.  And a Progeny manual to boot.  The best *cough*
>>thing I found was the Debian Dictionary.  That needs removal.
> What needs removal? The Dictionary or the manual?

My initial thought was the Dictionary, but perhaps both.

ת In an ycase, /doc/ is
> probably sub-optimal as it is a list of available documentation in Debian,
> what I believe you miss is something like "New to Debian?" that points people
> to documentation they should read first, this includes: the installation
> manual, the FAQ and the Debian Reference.
> Maybe the support page (www.debian.org/support) should list these instead
> of refering people to /doc/ directly. 

Indeed.  Perhaps this information should also appear in a dialog after
install but before first login?

> Of course, changing the doc index so that the obsolete or not up-to-date
> documentation is removed (or marked as such) might help too.


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