Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jan 28 23:27:19 UTC 2004

Jouni Heikniemi wrote:
> I'd be totally happy if a cvs pull contained a short html (or text) file 
> in the docs/html dir that contains the address to the current 
> documentation. A downloadable tarball (or something more easily 
> cross-platform, a .zip perhaps?) is good enough, making do 
> semi-automatic downloads is pampering the users too much (;-)). Besides, 
> it adds another external dependency and may prove problematic with 
> firewalls.

I doubt many users have firewall troubles over port 80. There would be 
no dependency; we wouldn't offer to download it unless we could find 
either LWP::Simple or wget.

Ideally, the documentation would be Just There when you pulled the CVS 
tree. If we don't have that (for our own convenience), I think we should 
put in a little effort to get as close to that as possible (for the 
user's convenience).


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