Q: comparison of Wiki pages and hints

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 06:57:38 PDT 2008

TheOldFellow wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:33:30 +0100
> Jeremy Henty <onepoint at starurchin.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:41:14PM +1300, Simon Geard wrote:
>>> ... 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 ...
>> So what should I do with the dillo and dillo2 Wiki pages (which I have
>> been maintaining but did not create)?   I have been trying to make the
>> dillo2 page  look as much like a  BLFS page as possible.   There was a
>> suggestion in another  thread that a Wiki page might be  a good way to
>> develop a would-be new BLFS page.
>> Regards, 
>> Jeremy Henty 
> My wiki pages on Gphoto2 and QCad are similar - I have vague hopes that
> they may go into the book one day.
> I think the wiki is the right place for hints today. Even if the entry
> is only a pointer to a text document.

I agree.   The hints preceded the wiki, but are easier for someone to create and 
maintain.  However, there are hints that are still valid.  I'd say that hints 
are deprecated.

   -- Bruce

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