[ic] Re: [mv] documentation
Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:17:55 +0200
After reading most of the documentation I could find about interchange, I
would like to give a few personal remarks. Not that I want to hurt people by
commenting on their work, but because they really asked for comments on the
What I think is needed most for new users is just a very basic "quick
interchange introduction". so for example:
-a brief explanation of the fact that interchange relies on a server that
creates html-pages on-the-fly.
-You can adjust this page-creation and all kinds of database-operations by
the interchange-tags, but they aren't in the actual html-pages. They're
needed to build the pages.
-interchange uses a cgi-script that points to the pages. So their aren't any
pages in the cgi-bin, pages are in /pages/
-and most importent: a detailed description of the code of a few pages: eg.
the index.html, lefside, and a few other. Of course not all of the pages. I
think it will help new users more to look at a few pages, their code and the
explanation of what's happening than reading throughout the whole
all-covering tag reference: what does the ui_template there, this [area] tag
is used here for...., this is an image from the /thums/ dir etc.
I know all these things are fully covered in the reference guide, but if you
don't know any of the above, it's hard to distinguish between important
things and "nice add-ons".
Am I right or just writing a lot of qlksjfghfhgq ?
----- Original Message -----
From: Greg (Sonny) Cook <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 9:30 PM
Subject: [mv] minivend--interchange documentation
> ****** message to minivend-users from "Greg (Sonny) Cook"
> Hi all,
> By way of introduction, I am one of the developers at Akopia. I have
> taken on (bravely IMHO) the task of documentation organization for our
> next release of intervend. Even though I am personally opposed to
> documentation, I have a grand vision for a complete set of documents of
> the project. Kind of everything from "What's a computer?" to "minichange
> hacker" level. There is of course an already extant and rather copious
> corpus avaliable from Mike. I've noticed it's still pretty hard to get
> going though. At any rate, rather than share my concerns with the present
> state of the documentation, I'd like to determine what sort of
> documentation people would like to see. Also what do you think we could
> do to the current documentation to improve it. If you're feeling really
> ambitious, you could even write all of the documentation I want for me
> Currently I am combing through the mailing list archives, trying to rescue
> usefull information from the past.
> Sonny Cook
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