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From Thom May <t...@planetarytramp.net>
Subject Re: Stop shipping XML
Date Mon, 30 Dec 2002 11:44:59 GMT
* Rich Bowen (rbowen@rcbowen.com) wrote :
> Someone recommended, a while back, that we stop shipping the XML
> documentation source with the distribution. I cannot find that message,
> and I don't know where the discussion ended up going with that.
> 
[...]
> 
> But, the real reason is that we want to do everything possible to
> encourage the power users to submit patches, and sending them the
> "compiled" version, as it were, will discourage this, particularly since
> these HTML files contain nasty messages to anyone who would care to try
> to provide us with patches.
Indeed, this is a very good point. To insist on people checking out the
source from CVS to submit one minor niggling patch is a major disincentive.
+1 to continue shipping the XML

Cheers,
-Thom

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