Subject: Re: Adding external references to the NetBSD manpages? (Was: Add a pkgsrc/security/apg reference to)
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Christian Hopps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/31/2005 14:11:20
On Dec 20, 2005, at 8:43 PM, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Rui Paulo wrote:
>> | And if so, where do we start an stop doing it?
>> Place yourself in user-mode and decide if having an external
>> on a specific man page helps you or not.
> That depends on the user i'm putting myself in.
> Some would want KDE & whatnot...
> I guess I'll repeat my "no bloat" & "keep the base system
> consistent" mantras here. :)
This can't seriously be considered bloat.
As Rui mentions the entire point is to help the user out.
I believe that most people who might object to this really are
objecting to the external reference in general, perhaps it feels
"untidy" or something. Someone else alluded to a slippery slope,
asking where is the line drawn. What I keep coming back to is the
question: in what way is the system negatively impacted by adding
references to related programs we supply through pkgsrc? Why are we
drawing any line and what slippery slope are we exactly afraid of?
If there exist netbsd packages that relate to some feature in the
base system why not add references to them in the system
documentation? To me the value add is clear, unclear though is what
negative impact adding them would cause.
> - Hubert