Re: (end of) Development and documentation in Debian
Tyler Smith wrote:
This has been getting increasingly aggravating for me, as I find more
and more of the documentation is either stowed out of sight in
non-free, or has actually been put in some sort of package purgatory
while someone decides what to do with it (ie. the elisp docs, which
are currently not in etch, although I did find them in unstable).
From an advocacy point of view it might be worth considering what
message we're sending to users if they have to use the non-free repos
just to get basic documentation. Should make-doc really be in the same
category as proprietary drivers?
Bluefish, which I recently posted about, is a good example. I DO have
non-free in my sources.list, but I can not find ANY documentation for
it. The README that came with it says that the manual should be in the
docs/ subdirectory. Unfortunately, this subdirectory does not seem to
exist. I can get the manual online at
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/manual/, but if the upstream version
changes and the docs change with it then this will no longer match what
is on my Debian/Stable box. There appears to be no what to get the docs
resident on my box to match the installed version of the software.
No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.
What?! Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here.
Boom. Sooner or later ... boom!
- Susan Ivanova: B5 - Grail