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From: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 16:53:27 -0500
Thus spake Paul de Vrieze on Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 01:33:48PM CDT
> On Wednesday 06 October 2004 17:55, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> > <soapbox>
> > To say the least, Eric is no wilting violet when it comes to Linux
> > software, but he pointed to something that's should be of concern to all of
> > us.  The open source equivalent of proprietary software's "tech support"
> > that doesn't support is the FOSS project dev group that doesn't understand
> > the needs of the non-dev community.  Look at the docs on such an otherwise
> > very useful project and you'll find a changelog, an API description, a FAQ
> > with questions the average user would _never_ think to ask, prolly a
> > prominent discussion of the license.  I've run into plenty of projects
> > which describe themselves in terms such as "project x is an upgrade to
> > project y, and incorporates the evorgutated framus object framework from
> > project z".  Duh? </soapbox>
> 
> Reminds me of the openldap project. There is no documentation whatsoever on 
> how to actually operate the darn thing beyond the very basics. (Well some 
> independent, incomplete, howto's you find after some looking around)

Gentoo had an openldap setup HOWTO a while back, and I really wanted to make
it work, and dug into the HOWTO.  Unfortunately, the HOWTO was pretty loose
around the edges and at least partially as a result of a bug report I filed,
it got pulled from the website.

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