Subject: Re: pkgsrc
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/25/1999 12:21:30
On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, Matthew Orgass wrote:

>   How about a direct link to the packages page (in addition to
> "Applications")?   Maybe call the link "Packages (prebuild and source)."  
	I'm trying to keep the amount of text down on the main page,
	to make it less overwhelming.

>   I'm not sure that "inc pkgsrc" is going to clue in any new users that
> were not going to look there otherwise.  At the very least, make the
> pkgsrc a link;  it is very bad style to tell someone to follow a link to
> get to another link when it takes no additional space or effort to make
> the link directly.

	New users should select 'Applications' - which will explain about
	pkgsrc, commercial apps, and compiling arbitrary free software.
	'inc pkgsrc' is intended for those who already know that pkgsrc
	exists, and are just trying to find information.

	I agree it should be a link - will do that now.