Answering questions from DOSSIER creator. Feel free to chime in.
Rich Morin wrote:
> I'm looking into doing a set of DOSSIER volumes for 7.2 and I'd like to
> know the nature of and relationship between some of the docs. If you
> can help, please do so. In any case, please feel free to forward this
> note as appropriate.
OK, done. CC'ing to docs.
> The archive .../doc/man.tar.gz contains two directories of man pages.
> Are these simply reformatted versions of sections I and II from the
> Reference Manual?
These are just the reference manual pages, formatted into Unix manual
page format, so people can do 'man insert'.
> The archive .../doc/postgres.tar.gz contains one (huge) directory of
> HTML pages. Looking at the index.html file, it appears that many (if
> not all) of the files are are simply reformatted versions of other
> documents. Is this the case? Is there a subset of these pages that
> it would make sense to print up, in addition to the other documents?
Yes, postgres.tar.gz is the mega-manual, while we also distribute the
seconds separately, e.g. admin, reference, etc.
> IIRC, The 7.1 distribution contained a paper called internals.ps, but
> I don't see this in the 7.2 distribution. Wazzup?
We removed it and put it on the developers page. We decided it didn't
belong in the CVS or tarball.
> Finally, if there are any other documents that you would like to see
> me include in a DOSSIER volume, please let me know!
I will throw this question out to the group.
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