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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Bacula Status


On Thursday 02 October 2008 19:15:24 Hemant Shah wrote:
> --- On Thu, 10/2/08, Dan Langille <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: Dan Langille <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: [Bacula-devel] [Bacula-users] Bacula Status
> > To: hjrrs@xxxxxxxxx
> > Cc: "bacula-users" <bacula-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Kern Sibbald"
> > <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "bacula-devel" <bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > bacula-users-fr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008,
> > 11:50 AM
> >
> > On Oct 2, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Hemant Shah wrote:
> > > Kern,
> > >
> > >  When you add these features to the on-line
> >
> > documentation, it would
> >
> > > be nice if there was a tag (maybe in the left margin)
> >
> > that provided
> >
> > > the version of bacula that supported that option.
> >
> > The online documentation is available in two forms:
> >
> > The dev version
> > The released version
> >
> > >  From reading this userlist I have noticed that many
> >
> > users install
> >
> > > whatever is available in the software repository,
> >
> > which are old
> >
> > > versions, and there are few users who stay one version
> >
> > behind for
> >
> > > stability. When they read the documentation it is not
> >
> > clear whether
> >
> > > a given option is supported in their version of
> >
> > bacula.
> >
> >
> > I disagree with your conclusion regarding who is running
> > what.  I
> > think most people use whatever is released, not what is in
> > the
> > repository.
> >
> > What you are seeing on the list are people who are very
> > active with
> > Bacula.  There are far many more users than are on this
> > list, let
> > alone are posting to the lst.
> >
> > The documentation for previous releases is available at
> > installation
> > time (or should be; packages that do otherwise are
> > defective
> > IMNSHO) .  In addition. documentation can be downloaded
> > from the
> > website at any time.
>
>   Yes, it can be downloaded anytime, but I am suggesting that a version
> number tag could be added to the documentation while the new features are
> added to the documentation, so it does not take lots of additional effort.

If you look at the very first page of the document, there is a version tag as 
well as the document date.  Maybe you want more than that, but at least it is 
there ...

>
> > I would like to have all released documentation online in
> > HTML
> > format.  We lack resources (people) to do that.  Join the
> > documentation mailing list if you are interested.
> >
> > --
> > Dan Langille
> > http://langille.org/
>
> Hemant Shah
> E-mail: hjrrs@xxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
>
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