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Re: Removing the manpage requirement for GUI programs?

On 2010-03-05 17:41:25 +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> Allowing "any format viewable in Debian" potentially requires the
> average user to install lots of random packages just to view basic
> documentation on invoking a program.  Also, providing, for example, PDF
> documentation as the sole form for a command line program is not
> particularly useful for a machine that doesn't have X installed.

Or accessed via ssh with a slow connection (I use that a lot).

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