DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: cvs commit: src/share Makefile src/share/doc Makefile src/usr.sbin/lpr Makefile
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I have to say that I'm not really feeling comfortable with this commit.
:While it's true that several of those documents are outdated and
:historic there are some that still apply quite well and might be useful
:to get new users going more quickly (at a point before they have the
:source code, i.e. when booting from the LiveCD).
:Wouldn't it have been better to review them one by one and see what can
:be scrapped or not?
Well, lets take a poll. My feeling is that the documents either aren't
used, or only a small part of them are used, or more up-to-date
information is available on the web anyway (cut-and-paste a URL). Since
nobody is likely to be installing named or sendmail without some outside
access, I wouldn't expect the number of people actually using them
to be very high.
The last time I personally used those documents was once, a few years
ago, to look some stuff up about named.
I don't see any point in building these papers; if someone is
interested in them, they can build it for themselves.
I have hardly used those documents, because better and updated
information is available on the Internet.