[Mageia-discuss] Handbooks - the lot

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 13:52:36 CEST 2012

> 2012/4/11 Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl>:
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 06:17:32AM -0400, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 11 Apr 2012 05:35 my mailbox was graced by a message from
>>> Olav
>>> Vitters who wrote:
>>> >  I don't see how excluding documentation makes things more
>>> practical.
>>> As in "more practical to have diskspace available for data, than have
>>> it used
>>> up by documentation I will not need" ?
>> You're speaking about yourself. I am speaking in general. How is it more
>> practical that the documentation is not available? You raise disk space.
>> I see that as a benefit if you have a small amount of disk space. But I
>> don't see how that makes not including documentation practical. Might be
>> practical to have the installer automatically detect a small amount of
>> disk space and exclude documentation. But in general not having any
>> documentation available is not practical at all; you have to rely on an
>> internet connection, hope that the documentation is available online,
>> furthermore you have to search for it.
>> Not installing documentation,  might be some reasons for it, but
>> 'practical': I don't see it.
> The question whether having documentation ready or not is based on
> individual preferences, there is no general consensus about that as
> you pretend when you claim to "speak in general". At least this is
> what this thread told us. In my understanding the point of this whole
> discussion is to find a way to cater to both sides, (A) having
> documentation ready if you want it but also (B) being able to *easily*
> avoid it if you don't want it. At the moment this issue is not solved
> for (A) AND (B), only for (A).
> --
> wobo

doesn't the custom installer have an extra option not to include
documentation? and if you deselect everything, there's another section
where you can really remove ALL documentation...

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