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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/doc/src/sgml Makefile

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql-server/doc/src/sgml Makefile
Date: 2004-03-09 18:16:58
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> That argument seems a bit silly for HISTORY, seeing that it's generally
>> not up-to-date during beta testing.  As for INSTALL, those instructions
>> don't change fast enough to surprise beta testers, so I'm not convinced
>> about it either.

> Actually, recent releases had a current HISTORY before beta started. 
> However, if they are downloading the beta tarballs, the HISTORY/INSTALL
> files are already generated.  It would only be useful for CVS pulls
> during beta though.

The other point is: how plausible is it really that someone testing CVS
pulls would not find it convenient to read these docs from the website?
They've got to have net access to do the pull in the first place.

			regards, tom lane

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