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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Cleaning up the FAQ
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:38:48 GMT
Sounds good in general, but would it be better to just create a new page and leave existing
one in tact so that links to entries all remain functional?

Also, it might be a better question for users@ list. I cannot think of any reason for a dev
to object to someone who wants to put in the effort. Users might have more feedback on what
is still valuable.


> On Jun 21, 2016, at 7:20 PM, Johan Corveleyn <> wrote:
> I think our FAQ is a bit of a mess (with all due respect to the people
> who have contributed to it over the years -- time has just taken its
> toll). Some questions are no longer relevant for recent releases (e.g.
> documented workarounds for problems that have since been fixed; or
> referring to BDB or subversion 1.0 or ...).
> I'd like to clean it up a bit:
> 1) Move anything only relevant to old releases (anything < 1.9 or <
> 1.8 (?)) to a separate page (faq_old.html or something -- linked from
> the main faq with a link somewhere at the top "Questions about older
> releases").
> 2) Remove some questions that are unlikely to be relevant /
> interesting anymore (e.g. "How is Subversion affected by the 2007
> changes in Daylight Savings Time (DST)?")
> 3) Gradually rework some answers where we have a better way of explaining.
> Thoughts?
> I'd like to start with (1) and (2) to get at least some "less
> relevant" stuff out of the way, and then do some (3)-work when / where
> I feel an itch to scratch ...
> Any help is greatly appreciated of course.
> -- 
> Johan

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