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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Which version should the online manual be?
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 14:09:51 GMT
> > Then why not put the actual CVS version online?
> > With another background image...
> 
> The historical 'problem' has been that betas did not 
> get a good enough visibility to be well tested.  Having 
> the beta manual online may be a catalyst to get more 
> people to test the beta.  They would surf to the beta 
> manual just to check out how things are different or 
> if there is something that they need in it.  If they 
> see something useful, they'll hopefully give it a try 
> and hopefully provide us feedback.  Currently, for the 
> user to try out the beta, she would have to download it 
> to see if there is anything that is particularly useful 
> - granted we keep the WhatsNew upto date, but it may not 
> always provide enough details.
> 
> On the other hand, if somebody is interested in the cvs
> version (alpha version) of the manual, it is because of
> self-interest.  I don't think many 'users' would look at
> work in progress and report a lot of issues.  Sigh, it 
> hasn't happened even with betas yet ;-(
> 
> For the above two reasons, I suggest we have the released
> version of the manual and the beta version of the manual, 
> but not the alpha version.
> 
> > Jan
> 
> Cheers,
> Magesh


ok, convinced.
Beta-manual as commercial for the beta :-)


Jan

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