[Mageia-discuss] Handbooks - the lot

Morgan Leijström fri at tribun.eu
Fri Apr 13 09:53:51 CEST 2012

fredagen den 13 april 2012 07.01.56 skrev  Liam R E Quin:
> On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 04:04 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> > if I want a KDE application I have to
> > install the handbook.
> Which seems to me exactly right. It's insane to install applications
> without their documentation.

Some cases I also want all tutorials from internet on the subject, watch 
instructive videos...

> I'd be really really annoyed if I was on a 'plane and tried to use some
> KDE application (I'm normally a Gnome user) and found there was no Help
> for it. It's unusual that I can figure out a KDE program without looking
> at its handbook.

Yes, but when i know a program....

> I suppose a compromise might be that the handbooks could be in
> "suggested" packages alongside each program, though, as long as pressing
> F1 automatically installed them, and explained what it was doing, and,
> if it failed, fell back to some minimal documentation explaining the
> purpose of the program and why the full documentation was not available.

If i am on a slow network somewhere and want a program, i do not want to waste 
time, diskspace nor money in installing something i do not need.

Some minimal doc could be excused, but it should not automatically start 
nertwork use when i ask for help.  It could ask, or just say "more 
documentation is available in package nn )

Now the question maybe is the kde doc are so small it do not matter much, and 
i could gain more at just installing programs i need...

> Liam
> [oops, why does evolution sometimes reply to lists with my default
> account??]

Check the doc ;)

Morgan Leijström

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