W. Trevor King <wking <at> tremily.us> writes:
> I'm also surprised that I couldn't find a more obvious link to the
> manual from git-scm.com (I ended up taking a “See Also” link from
> gittutorial(7) ). I'm not sure if this is intentional or not,
> since git-scm.com does prominently link Pro Git, and that overlaps
> fairly significantly with the manual.
> Folks with Git installed will generally have man pages, so it's not a
> big deal, but having current docs somewhere online to link against
> would be nice. I'm also curious if I should be linking against a
> particular location.
IMHO user-manual is a natural step for a Git beginner after reading one
of the books like "Pro Git" and before he is ready to digest the man pages.
But up to now there are several problems with user-manual besides the
problems described by Trevor:
(1) Very poor html formatting (document type "book" causes
ugly TOCs per section and there's a "Part I" without a "Part II")
(2) Partly outdated content
(3) Sub-optimal structuring (to-do list as part of the document,
glossary not at the end of the document)
(4) User-manual.PDF uses an independent tool chain which makes it
harder to do improvements for user-manual.html and also is the only
pdf doc we are creating. IMHO we should remove this altogether.
(5) Large overlapping with the tutorials. IMHO all of the
tutorials should be blended into user-manual
I am currently working on (1)-(4) and then aiming for (5).
Comments are welcome ...
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