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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: dist size (was Re: cvs commit: apachen/htdocs/manual LICENSE)
Date Tue, 21 Oct 1997 00:25:14 GMT
I'm with Ken, I think docs should be shipped with the server.

But I also think that we should have:

/docs-1.2/
/docs-1.3/

or something like that on the website.

Dean

On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> >From the fingers of Chuck Murcko flowed the following:
> >
> >Randy Terbush wrote:
> >> 
> >> No. The license needs to appear in the source files to remove all
> >> doubt. There are enough questions about the license as it is.
> >> 
> >> If you want to reduce the size of the distribution, remove the
> >> docs. I don't quite understand why we ever decided they needed to
> >> be included.
> >
> >Not to mention that compressed, the license text takes next to no room
> >at all, since it is identical in every case, and probably adds only
> >about 5-10k to the packaged distribution. The separate manual
> >distribution is a +1, though.
> 
>     No..  -0 if not -1.  Lots of people (I'm assuming) download the kit
>     for installation on unconnected intranets, and having to go back
>     when they realised they didn't have the docs would be a pain to
>     them.
> 
>     One reason we include them is because they document the software the
>     *user* has, as opposed to the latest&greatest which is on the Web
>     site.  We've already received some reports about people expecting
>     the stuff on the Web site to reflect the [older] software they
>     have running; I anticipate that the number would climb if the Web
>     site was the main source.  There's also the issue of them having to
>     unpack & integrate a separate doc kit into their site; currently, a
>     single Alias in the main server config does the trick, and always
>     reflects the software they're using.  They should have a local copy
>     (that doesn't keep hitting on our Web site) for performance and
>     compatibility reasons - and they shouldn't have to jump through
>     hoops to get it.  Isn't anyone else irritated by large vendors' no
>     longer shipping hcopy manuals, even as an option?  IMHO, the docs
>     should be bundled.
> 
>     #ken    P-)}
> 


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