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Re: Fedora 10 x86_64 install issues, bugzilla?

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 05:00:47PM -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> There used to be a "Release Notes" button in Anaconda.  However, very
>> few people used it, and the amount of code that we had to carry in the
>> installer image to support it (like an HTML viewer) was large and
>> unwieldy, especially hurting people who were trying to download a
>> minimal image to install over a network/the Internet.
> That is a consistent problem in Linux. Everything except for MAN pages  
> require tons of libraries, fonts, and too many supporting binaries.  
> Linux needs a lightweight documentation system that works in both CLI  
> and GUI environments.

It's not the content itself that's the problem.  It's the viewer.  In
this case the release notes were in HTML, so it takes that extra
library support to understand how to parse it and then display it in a
way that makes sense (like making headers large, code snippets in
fixed-width fonts, etc.).

Of course, none of this changes the fact that no one used the button
anyway.  (You're obviously an exception, but I promise you, you're a
rare case.) ;-)

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