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Re: Welcoming Brian Dessent as setup maintainer

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 08:16:58PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>Brian Dessent wrote:
>>That reminds me... another idea that cgf mentioned earlier was having
>>setup.exe offer to show the README files of packages it just installed. 
>I'd only go for that if there were a short version of the README, 
>containing just the barest things you need to be aware of when 
>installing the package.  For instance, the ssh README would be something 
>"OpenSSH will only work as a client by default.  To set it up as a 
>server, see /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/openssh.README."

No, that would, IMO, be of little benefit.  People should be presented
with the option of reading the README.  If they don't want to, then they
don't have to, but at least they will know that there is a README, and
may even be able to figure out where it is.  Introducing another short
README is just a needless headache for a package maintainer.

>To be effective, the option would have to be enabled by default, with 
>the ability to turn it off.  And that brings us back to setup.exe being 
>able to remember your choices from one run to the next.

I don't think that the option of reading "README"s should ever be turned
off, unless it's via a command line option.  I'd rather annoy people with
the prospect of documentation than casually turn it off because they decided
once that they didn't want to see it.


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