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From "Chris Wilson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-906) Please offer offline downloadable documentation
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:23:52 GMT

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Chris Wilson commented on COUCHDB-906:
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Hi all,

I don't want to divert a lot of effort into creating downloadable docs, if that's what it
would take.

The downloadable RTD docs were either not available when I made this request, or so hard to
find that I didn't find them despite hours of searching. That's all I want: to know that when
I start using a new and complex piece of software, that I actually find and download the downloadable
reference materials. Links to RTD are absolutely fine for me, *as long as* they're easy to
find.

My PR doesn't add any words to the front page (in fact it reduces them from 24 to 20) but
at the same time makes the words much more usable, and makes it extremely clear where to find
the docs that are already offered by RTD. This is a simple and powerful solution for me, and
all that I ask.

Cheers, Chris.
                
> Please offer offline downloadable documentation
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-906
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-906
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Chris Wilson
>            Assignee: Alexander Shorin
>
> I mainly work on the train or in airports without Internet access, so I need offline
documentation.
> I tried to wget -r the couchdb wiki but I hit some kind of flood protection.
> Apparently MoinMoin can sync between two instances if xmlrpc is enabled. It seems to
be enabled but broken in the CouchDB wiki.
> Please could you put the wiki pages into hg or git and offer a read-only clone or a downloadable
tarball of the html versions of the pages?
> Cheers, Chris.

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