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Re: Feature proposal: New, Standard Documentation System



On Thursday, 27 November 2008 at 11:06, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 27.11.2008 10:32, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 08:28:55PM -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> >>Far too often I find myself looking for non-existent man pages, Google  
> >>results, or help menus in GNU/Linux software. What's the problem? There  
> >>is no single, reliable, standardized documentation system that is  
> >>universally accepted or appreciated. Yes, what I'm about to describe  
> >>should obsolete man, info, and all the other dozen "help" documentation  
> >>found in all the Fedora packages.
> >
> >Debian forces all programs to come with a man page.  If one is
> >missing, this is considered a bug and packagers have to write one.
> >
> >http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-docs.html
> >
> >This would be an excellent idea for Fedora to follow (and we can,
> >license permitting, use the Debian man pages).
> 
> My 2 cent: It would be way better for everyone to get those man pages 
> upstream.
> 
> One reason for that: If you add man pages from debian to a fedora 
> package then you have to recheck every now and then if the man pages are 
> still up2date. That afaics often tends to be forgotten (I'm guilty 
> myself here).

+1. Also I'd make it a SHOULD item in review guidelines.

Regards,
R.

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