Re: debian-newbie list
On Feb 20, Bruce Perens wrote
> I think what we need first is a person to coordinate all of the oldbies
> who are answering questions. There has to be a schedule, perhaps a mail
> alias that is directed to different people at different times, etc.
> Second, we need a person who edits all of the questions and answers into a
> web tree. The web tree should be orgnanized by package or something, and
> then under the package name you see a big list of questions and click on
> them to see tha answers.
It could be very useful to use the same system that's used for the
kernel hacker's guide (http://www.redhat.com:8080/HyperNews/get/khg.html).
The KHG uses HyperNews
(http://union.ncsa.uiuc.edu/HyperNews/get/hypernews.html); described as
HyperNews is a cross between the hypermedia of the WWW and Usenet
News. Readers can reply to base articles they read in the HyperNews
web, and browse through the messages written by other people. A
forum(base article) holds a list of messages on a topic, and you
can reply to the base article or another reply. These messages are
laid out in an indented tree format that shows how the messages are
related (i.e. all replies to a message are listed under it and
indented). Users can become members of HyperNews or subscribe to a
forum in order to get e-mail whenever a message is posted, so they
don't have to check if anything new has been added. This e-mail
gateway is also bi-directional, so the user doesn't have to find a
web browser to reply. HyperNews then places the message in the
Note that the editor will need an account on the machine hosting HyperNews;
www.debian.org is based on mirroring only, so another host would have to be
POPULATION EXPLOSION Unique in human experience, an event which happened
yesterday but which everyone swears won't happen until tomorrow.
- The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad C. Mulligan
TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS MAILING LIST: e-mail the word "unsubscribe" to
debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org . Trouble? e-mail to Bruce@Pixar.com