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Re: Buster no release file

On Mon 12 Jul 2021 at 09:46:37 -0000, Curt wrote:

> On 2021-07-12, Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is such duplication really helpful?
> The answer is manifestly yes, unless you're unable to conceive of
> someone coming across the information in the wiki rather than in the
> voluminous release notes. 
> > If the Release Notes are unsuitable for whatever purpose, what can be
> > done to make them better?
> This is a complete straw man. If you want people to be aware of some
> essential bit of information, a redundancy of sources is beneficial.
> That's why information campaigns *disseminate* information in a number
> of media, and in a number of ways. There is no rationality behind
> imposing a mutual exclusivity in this case; to the contrary, experience
> would argue against it.

I think this is a very reasonable point of view. A prominent link to
the Release Notes is necessary on the wiki page but, as a service to
users, pointing out what may be considered of interest (with linis)
is not likely to be harmful. Repetition can serve a useful purpose,
especially if it is accompanied by some explanatory text.


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