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From "Doug Young" <do...@gargoyle.apana.org.au>
Subject Re: Apache Documentation]
Date Tue, 26 Sep 2000 22:29:37 GMT
That tutorial link is definitely a step in the right direction ...
at least some of the pages have something like the proper
"step by step" format that us regular folk have been asking
for since the dawn of time.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Slive" <slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>
To: <apache-docs@apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Apache Documentation]


> On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Doug Young wrote:
>
> > This is EXACTLY the problem faced by most regular (as in non geeky)
users
> > of apache. There's no question that apache itself usually performs well,
but
> > trying to make sense of the horribly obtuse documentation is a real
feat.
> > I've prepared a basic tutorial on FreeBSD setup / configuration for the
> > thousand
> > odd members of a non-profit internet access group & have received
countless
> > comments along the lines that "its nice to see that someone has finally
> > prepared
> > some docs in regular user language". I would like to do something
similar on
> > apache,
> > but to do so one needs to find simple english answers in the first place
...
> > the present
> > state of the "official" docs is such that apache.org is the LAST place
for
> > regular users
> > to go in search of intelligible answers !!!!
> >
>
> Check the recently added:
> http://www.apache.org/docs/misc/tutorials.html
>
> I actually think that the apache docs are not that bad.  However, they are
> a "reference" and not a "guide".  You need to already know something about
> what you want to do before the docs will help you do it.  I think they
> were basically written from the perspective of an experieced web admin
> upgrading from NCSA httpd.
>
> So, do you have specific suggestions?
>
> --
> Joshua Slive
> slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca
> http://finance.commerce.ubc.ca/~slive/
> Phone: (604) 822-1871
>


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