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Re: Helping with the documentation

From: Bart Kummel
Subject: Re: Helping with the documentation
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 14:33:43 +0200

I think you're missing at least part of my point. I know how to use
Google with a targeted search. The problem is that the amount of text
surrounding a match that Google returns is often insufficient to
determine if it's what I want, whereas scanning through the whole
manual in a browser automatically returns an entire page of context
(if I want it).

OK, Got the point now.

> Personally I hate local documentation.

Many people don't have reliable broadband always available.

You have told us about your personal preferences, which is entirely
legitimate. But my personal preferences are that I really, really
don't like using wiki-only documentation.

This discussion is not only about personal taste. It's about the fact that a large part of the people who maintain lilypond and its documentation are people who are very familiar with computers, linux, et cetera. I'm trying to act as a "devil's advocate" here: there are lots of people out there using Windows, having not much computer knowledge, who are potential users of and contributors to lilypond + docs. I think we're missing those people here, because we do things in a linux-like way.

Using a wiki is just one suggestion to change this. Perhaps there are other ways. I'd like to hear other people's ideas about this.

Best regards,
Bart Kummel

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