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Subject: Re: r24917: again no manual update

Re: r24917: again no manual update

From: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:49:32 +0100

On 27.02.2010 11:43, Dominik Riebeling wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Jonathan Gordon<jdgordy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 2) its updated too frequently
>>
> the manual is built once per day, so what's the point? People who want
> something changing slower are likely to use releases anyway, and those
> don't change at all. People who want to use bleeding edge features
> need to look them up somewhere either.
>
>
>> 3) TeX is a PITA to work in and not everyone has the required tools
>>
> If it's *just* adding new wps tags to a table there shouldn't be a
> problem at all. Hey, we're talking about people who managed to figure
> how to program C, so we should really expect them being able to extend
> something in a markup language that just needs to be extended.

The ability to program C doesn't suggest being to write Latex stuff.
They're completely separate beasts, and latex is not trivial at all.

> Furthermore, most people work on Linux. All Linux distributions ship
> LaTeX.
>

Wrong, because the required packages for the rockbox manual are worth
over 500MB.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-02-27


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