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From Tony Finch <...@dotat.at>
Subject Re: "Legacy Free" apache-2.0 docs
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2000 01:03:13 GMT
Joshua Slive <slive@finance.commerce.ubc.ca> wrote:
>
>My opinion is that there should be a good "new features" document to help
>people upgrade from 1.3, but other than that, there should be no
>references to versions earlier than 2.0 in the docs.  Those references are
>not really there for people upgrading, but rather are for people who are
>using earlier versions of apache with a later version of the docs.  I
>don't think there is any reason to expect that people using apache 1.3 (
>or apache 1.2 or 1.1) will be looking for help in the 2.0 docs.

They will be using the web site for reference, though. There is a
separate copy of the 1.2 docs there for that reason, and I expect us
to do the same for 1.3 in due course. Therefore I think it is OK to
remove references to pre-2.0 versions from the 2.0 docs.

>A few of the docs have actually become a nightmare of "If the version is
>between 1.3.2 and 1.3.6 then X, otherwise if the version is between ...."

However I don't think it is possible to avoid doing this for 2.0.1,
2.0.2 etc., at least not without maintining separate docs for release
tarballs and for the web site.

Tony.
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