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Re: Docs packaging



On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 04:49 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Peter Boy wrote:
> 
> >Am Dienstag, den 23.08.2005, 18:15 -0400 schrieb David Malcolm:
> >  
> >
> >>Can we ship the XML (perhaps as well) and have the documentation
> >>readable in Yelp?  It would be great to have the installed Fedora docs
> >>appear when clicking on the desktop's "Help" menu item.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >This feature should become a central goal. Currently the help button is
> >of quite limited use if you want to learn something about Fedora
> >specific topics. It is in it's current incarnation even of very limited
> >use as a starting point and quick access help to reach the available
> >information most installed programs deliver in /usr/share/docs.
> >
> >But this intention may conflict with the intention to meet the upstream
> >work as much as possible?
> >
> >
> >Peter
> >  
> >
> If there are good reasons to deviate from upstream in a preferably non 
> intrusive fashion, we can request that. The idea to stick close to 
> upstream is not a iron clad rule. Its a general guideline. Since Fedora 
> releases are not in sync with all of the several different upstream 
> projects, many of the packages would end up carrying bug fixes that 
> havent been upstreamed yet. So we should carefully evaluate the cost of 
> maintaining a patch vs the advantage of doing so everytime we deviate 
> from upstream packages
> 
> In this if the underlying help system itself is DE neutral in such a way 
> that the same documents show up in any DE/WM that we ship in core, its 
> reasonable to provide a patch for that system to show the Fedora 
> documentation too but as long core includes both GNOME and KDE, adding a 
> dependency to yelp for the documentation packages looks unreasonable to me

I wasn't proposing adding a yelp dependency to the documentation, I was
proposing shipping the DocBook XML source of the documentation, and
whatever metadata is required (if any) to get both GNOME and KDE's help
viewers to be aware of the files.


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