Q: comparison of Wiki pages and hints
delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Oct 15 03:41:14 PDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 10:08 +0100, Jeremy Henty wrote:
> BLFS has two sources of extra information outside the book itself:
> Hints and the Wiki. What's the difference between the two? Have
> hints been obsoleted by the Wiki? If not, when is it appropriate to
> create a Hint instead of a Wiki page?
I don't know about officially, but from what I've seen, the Wiki is
mostly supplemental information for packages that are in the book -
alternative configurations, optional dependencies, etc. Whereas the
hints are mostly for things that just aren't covered by the books at all
- often obscure stuff like random number generation, LVM, bootable CDs,
I do think though, that the Wiki somewhat obsoletes the hints, as
evidenced by the fact that there have been no new or updated hints in
over a year. Similarly, the various *LFS books have taken on some of
what used to be hints - ALFS, CLFS, HLFS in particular.
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