Forwarding this mail to bug-hurd which is the appropriate list for discussions related to the Hurd.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Shakthi Kannan
<address@hidden> Date: 14 Sep 2007 23:10 Subject: Re: about GNU Hurd To: address@hidden
My thoughts below:
----- On 9/14/07, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote: | If you want to do that, please do. However, updating the English
| material is more useful. \--
One of the best things I like about Free Software is its documentation. One just reads the manual or HOWTOs or documentation, and there is no reason to ask anybody in mailing lists, forums or IRC.
Atleast, this has been my experience.
There are two types of coders I have seen. Some people just keep coding, coding, coding, and they know the code in and out. They don't require documentation.
For some people, it is important to show them simple examples to get started with on various libraries, interfaces, functions etc., and then slowly they get to explore the different components of the code,
and then really involve themselves with development.
I request the core developers to spend some time with some documentation on the design, or enhance Hurd Hacking Guide documentation.