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From: "Robert J(dot) Sanford, Jr(dot)" <rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Good tutorial wanted...
Date: 2002-03-08 21:20:51
Message-ID: HAEKIEGIHMCDGLOIEKGMOEGLDPAA.rsanford@nolimitsystems.com (view raw or flat)
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yes, i do mean aside from that. those like nice little one-off's
and if i'm not really interested in a flash CBT i might not go
there. techdocs has a LOT of information on there but if you just
click on those little links or think that the only thing there is
the CBT and ignore the links then you miss out.

i beat my head against the wall for about three days trying to
get postgresql to build on my osx box when i was digging through
the archives and discovered that techdocs has a rather nice
section on installation as well as links to pre-built binaries
that aren't directly downloadable in the official download dirs.

in the "user's lounge" the link to techdocs is referred to as
"non-faq documentation" which says almost nothing. it obviously
isn't the faq becuase it says so and it isn't the official docs
because there's another section for those. so what is it?

techdocs is a very useful section of the website and the rest
of the site does it a disservice by not giving it the press
that it deserves. make it stand out so that when somebody new
comes along they know that there is a lot more info out there
that can be useful.

rjsjr

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett W. McCoy [mailto:bmccoy(at)chapelperilous(dot)net]
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 3:02 PM
> To: Robert J. Sanford, Jr.
> Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Good tutorial wanted...
> 
> 
> On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Robert J. Sanford, Jr. wrote:
> 
> > just out of curiosity...
> >
> > why isn't there a big-honkin' link on the postgres site that 
> says "lots of
> > additional, really really useful information can be found at
> > http://techdocs.postgresql.org/"?
> >
> > lots of questions could be answered if there was a link that 
> was obvious...
> 
> You mean aside from ones like this:
> 
> The second in a series of free PostgreSQL Computer Based Training
> tutorials based on Macromedia Flash has been released. It teaches the
> introductory concepts of Referential Integrity in PostgreSQL and is
> available at
> http://techdocs.postgresql.org/college/002_referentialintegrity.
> 
> or this
> 
> Justin Clift has created a new documentation section containing
> information that doesn't really belong in an FAQ and doesn't really
> belong in "the Manual" at http://techdocs.postgresql.org.
> 
> which are right on the front page?
> 
> -- Brett
>                                           http://www.chapelperilous.net/
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> BOFH excuse #281:
> 
> The co-locator cannot verify the frame-relay gateway to the ISDN server.
> 
> 

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