"shouted down", "shot down", apologies

Michael Erdely cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 28 07:03:00 GMT 2001


Documentation is an area I'd like to contribute in.  I've seen people on
the list (especially Earnie) get up in arms when someone suggests a
non-RedHat site (except for Delorie) with documentation.

I've corresponded with several people that find some of the
documentation difficult to follow for a newbie.  As Vince writes in
another email ( http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2001-06/msg01773.html ), not
everyone that uses Cygwin knows Unix or knows C++.  Sometimes they have
a need for a specific tool.  I have a friend that mainly uses bash and
textutils from Cygwin so that the logs of some scripts are accessible to
other Windows users without having to install Samba on his *nix machines
or having some fancy file transfer scripts.  I know many people (who hit
my web site) are just interested in using a free SSH server with
Windows.  I don't think having this need should require an understanding
of the code involved.  Especially since you don't have to know C++ in
order to get sshd running.

So, my contribution (and I state so at the bottom on my pages) is my
whole section of http://mike.erdelynet.com/cygwin.asp .  It's mainly
documentation to help a non-*nix person get Cygwin installed, configured
and getting sshd running.  I'd be more than happy to contribute to more
documentation or have my documentation taken by someone who can "polish"
it.

Anyway, let me know... ;-)

-ME

-----Original Message-----
From: cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com
[ mailto:cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com ] On Behalf Of Michael A. Chase
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:05 PM
To: cygwin@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: "shouted down", "shot down", apologies


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
To: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 17:51
Subject: Re: "shouted down", "shot down", apologies


> On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 08:32:52PM -0400, Brian Keener wrote:
> >Just some step by step instructions - sometimes it's better to be
over
> >detailed than to leave information out.  I can always skip what I
> >already know - but if it's not there I have to ask someone.
>
> Yes.  That's why I'm probably not the best person to be writing the
> instructions.

That's one of the areas I'd like to contribute in, once my company's
disclaimer shakes loose.  It will be quite a while before I'm
comfortable
with gdb or the other troubleshooting tools.

<snip>


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