[MPlayer-users] About your manuals...

Ross Fawcett claymen at walan.org
Mon Aug 18 13:32:33 CEST 2003

The only reason ive used pdf's before is in documents where I want the output 
to look the ame no matter what browser or OS is viewing it, that and i dont 
want it to be edited etc. Eg my resume and a number of other bits n pieces I 
have around. These manuals for mplayer really dont need to be super accurate, 
and you do have a point its as easy as point and click to print it all, but 
for the most part you can just print all the html files by selecting them and 
clicking print too :) The man pages are just one big file as well so you can 
print that out and that should come out ok. In the end its not a big deal 
that there arent pdf's its not that much more work to print it from HTML & 
man pages. But it is a pain to routinely keep the pdf's up to date, and also 
I dont know how well they would go being transfered across CVS, straight text 
means patch's can be sent easily.

- Ross

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 7:20 pm, Rainer Hantsch wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi, Ross!
> You are absolutely right that it is _possible_ to read everything with HTML
> manuals.
> Though, I am one of those who prefer to download a documentation and print
> it out. And for this purpose, HTML is one of the poorest things, because I
> will have to open every linked sub-page and print it separatly.
> A PDF or PS file instead can be printed with one command!
> On Mon, 18 Aug  2003, Ross Fawcett wrote:
> | [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> | Theres nothing wrong with HTML, looks better than pdf in alot of cases
> | (asuming you have say AA fonts) that and pdf is a pain in the ass at
> | times. Cant always copy and paste stuff, gotta open some other client.
> | HTML is simple open it in your browser your done, open it in
> | links/lynx/w3m in your console which is VERY handy, cant do that with a
> | pdf afaik. Anyway if u want it in pdf you can convert it, in the end its
> | easier to just get the html. That and most of the documentation is in man
> | pages.
> |
> | - Ross
> |
> | On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 3:15 pm, Rainer Hantsch wrote:
> | > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> | > DOCS/bugreports.html] Hello!
> | >
> | > I just received an automated reply containing "RTFM ........".
> | > Very gently. :-O
> | >
> | > I would recommend not only to offer the documentation online (as HTML),
> | > because it is very bad to read.
> | >
> | > Why don't you offer it as PDF or PS file for download, in prettier
> | > facing, too?
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > mfg
> | >
> | >   Ing. Rainer Hantsch
> mfg
>   Ing. Rainer Hantsch
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