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[Groff] groff in "follows GNU practices" scandal, was: weird ASCII forma
[Groff] groff in "follows GNU practices" scandal, was: weird ASCII formatting output
Tue, 01 Jun 2004 12:55:41 +0100
On 2004-06-01 12:33:57 +0100 address@hidden wrote:
Well there's nothing obvious like a mention in the README that says
"check the file called NEWS because it's got useful info in it".
Have you never unpacked free software before? They nearly always
should contain README, INSTALL, NEWS, TODO or BUGS and AUTHORS files,
especially if they follow GNU coding standards. All of those may
contain information that is useful to you. It seems unfair to pick on
groff for not explaining this common practice to you. Go pick on the
other people who produce the "content-free" NEWS files you complain
about. They should put a list of user-visible changes in NEWS, at
Someone else may only read INSTALL, or only see the tar output. It's
not really feasible to document common practices everywhere.
My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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