Re: Debian documentation permalinks
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- Subject: Re: Debian documentation permalinks
- From: Philip Ashmore <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:10:38 +0100
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On 30/05/12 22:42, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Wed, 30 May 2012 13:20:24 +0100
> Philip Ashmore <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 30/05/12 12:29, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>> On 05/26/2012 09:09 PM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
>>>> On 05/26/2012 06:53 AM, Jonathan Callen wrote:
>>>>> On 05/25/2012 10:03 PM, Philip Ashmore wrote:
>>>>>> Hi there.
>>>>>> First, here's what I'm talking about -
>>>>>> Unfortunately Wikipedia doesn't offer permalinks itself, so
>>>>>> hopefully the above link won't "rot".
>>>>> And here's the permalink to the above article, as it was when the
>>>>> preceding post was made:
>>>>> Or, if you prefer links that don't indicate where they're really
>>>>> going: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=483438630
>>>> I'm happy and sad with this.
>>>> Happy that Wikipedia provides permalink support.
>>>> Sad that it didn't document it in its article about permalinks.
>>>> Is there documentation on this feature somewhere?
>>>> Permalinks, along with the fact that MediaWiki is free GPLv2,
>>>> makes a compelling argument for moving Debian documentation to
>>> Which documentation are you talking about? Most official
>>> documentation should have a fixed URL.
>>> If you are talking about the wiki: retrieving a fixed version from
>>> moinmoin is the same as in mediawiki.
>>> So I can't see a useful argument here, only FUD trying to talk
>>> people into using Mediawiki.
>> Hi there and thanks for your feedback.
>> I'm talking about the fact that Debian has mail archives that may
>> include links to documentation that has changed since the mail was
>> written, possibly rendering the mail thread misleading or nonsensical.
>> Any documentation system that can provide a means to refer to a
>> specific version (permalinks) would be better than what's there now.
> Could you give examples of things lacking permalinks?
It doesn't mention which version(s) of Debian it applys to.
It doesn't provide links to versions that apply to previous or testing
I also couldn't find a permalink on the page.
Oh and I couldn't get it to bridge from my wifi to the ethernet port.
Does anyone else out there wish there was an app that (graphically)
packet flow/filtering based on test configurations?
This page is definitely not noob-friendly, or is that a feature?