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Re: [GENERAL] Documentation quality WAS: interesting

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: <nolan(at)celery(dot)tssi(dot)com>
Cc: Arjen van der Meijden <acm(at)tweakers(dot)net>,"'Jan Wieck'" <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,"'Advocacy PostgreSQL'" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"'PostgreSQL-general'" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Documentation quality WAS: interesting
Date: 2003-06-24 15:39:03
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0306240938310.26977-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 nolan(at)celery(dot)tssi(dot)com wrote:

> > There also ssh clients which support X11 forwarding on a windows machine
> > and since there are X11 servers for windows...
> > You don't necessarily need a unix workstation. Apart from that, a
> > (tight)vnc server might be less bandwidth consuming.
> 
> I've always figured X11 was proof that you can never have a fast enough
> CPU or enough memory.  :-)
> 
> I've tried X11 across a DSL line, it gives a whole new meaning to the
> word slow.  I wound up creating a SSH tunnel to a browser inside the
> client's firewall, a solution neither of us are entirely happy with,
> as it may have some security concerns.  We're probably setting up a VPN
> connection, but that's hung up in accounting.
> 
> My point is that solutions which require other technology just to install
> or use, whether that be a simple browser or X11, can be self-defeating.  
> 
> If we're trying to sell ourselves to the PHP and/or MySQL communities, 
> needing or even recommending X11 isn't the direction we should be going.

No argument there.  It would be nice to have a standard text formatted set 
of docs for users who need a lowest common denominator type setup.


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