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Re: [Pan-users] Pan Docs 070101
Re: [Pan-users] Pan Docs 070101
Sat, 6 Jan 2007 14:35:32 -0500
On Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:32:58 -0500
Darren Albers <address@hidden> wrote:
> First of all I think what you have done is wonderful and will be a great
> help to all the new Pan users! If you don't mind can you open a bug
> ticket and attach your help file so Charles can see it and hopefully it
> gets added by the 1.0 release?
Thanks. Once the docs goes through a couple of more revisions I will do that.
> Section 2:
> Should a link to a couple of sites that describe Usenet etiquette be
> included here or maybe a whole new section on it?
> For example:
For now, I'm following Gnome's doc guidelines for in-line help and I don't see
any other docs linking out-of-document. Everything in the docs should be
self-contained. The above links would be great for the wiki, however. Pan
docs and the wiki should supplement each other.
> Section 3.1
> I would add a note that if your provider does not require
> authentication to leave the username and password field blank.
I'll reword the existing text.
> Section 3.6:
> I think this line "A binary file on Usenet is usually composed of many
> smaller articles. Pan automatically organizes all these articles under
> one special article header."
> should be: "A binary file on /the/ Usenet /are/ usually composed of
> many smaller articles. Pan automatically organizes all these articles
> under one special article header."
Well, this has been discussed thoroughly. In the Wikipedia, it's just
"Usenet" so I'll follow that guideline. Probably should be "in Usenet"
> 3.6: Maybe a note here that says something like:
> "You can hold down ctrl to select multiple articles for download or use
> shift and select the first and last articles in a string to select all
> the articles in between"
I'll add that.
> 1) Shouldn't information on NZB's be under the Binary Section?
> 2) Add a note about using pan to open NZB files from command line or
> outside application like Firefox opens only the task manager? For example:
> If you use pan to directly open NZB files you have downloaded
> elsewhere Pan will open it's task manager and prompt you for the save
You can have a task that is not related to binaries, like grabbing headers.
NZB's are discussed briefly in the "Task" section.
Are NZB files used in other applications?
Pan's command-line options should be mentioned somewhere. I forgot it had
> 1) Should a link to the Pan-Users mailing list be included somewhere?
> Maybe in a "For more help" section? Since Pan is a newsreader maybe a
> link to Gmane.org?
No external links for now. Another good section for the wiki.
Right now I'm fixing up some of the code in the docs as I discovered that yelp
is very tolerant of badly-formed xml. After that chore, I should be able to
translate the file into html or whatever and I'll post another tarball for
You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny.
Re: [Pan-users] Pan Docs 070101, Darren Albers, 2007/01/01
- [Pan-users] Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, (continued)
- [Pan-users] Re: Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, Graham, 2007/01/08
- Re: [Pan-users] Re: Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, Brad Rogers, 2007/01/08
- [Pan-users] Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, Duncan, 2007/01/08
- Re: [unclassified] [Pan-users] Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, Graham, 2007/01/09
- Re: [Pan-users] Re: [OT] Pan Docs 070101, Tim Kynerd, 2007/01/07
- [Pan-users] Re: Pan Docs 070101, Darren Albers, 2007/01/05
- Re: [Pan-users] Pan Docs 070101,
Douglas Bollinger <=
- Re: [Pan-users] Pan Docs 070101, Darren Albers, 2007/01/06