[cgl_discussion] CGL required specs.
tabmowzo at us.ibm.com
Fri Sep 13 21:03:17 PDT 2002
Pradeep Kathail wrote:
> Can we start posting these files some-where on PHP rather then attaching
> them in the email. As a TEM, I am happy with increased usage of the network,
> but also unhappy when I am fetching my mail on low speed link
YES! Please, please, please don't email big documents out!!! I have
just spent one week on the road with only dialup, and face one more week
with only dialup (most of that dialup in Europe.)
I don't care if the documents are in the php repository, on
developer.osdl.org, sourceforge somewhere, or anywhere publically
accessible via http or ftp. That way I can go get it when convenient,
and while I'm reading my email I can get through it in reasonable time,
then queue up some document downloads while I'm occupying myself with
other duties (such as hitting the bar for a beer or three.)
Besides, nothing personal, but I don't want all of the documents right
now. The ones I need I'll get or I'll get 'em when I'm back on home
People are just a bit too used to high speed connections.
> At 9/13/2002 02:10 PM -0700, george anzinger wrote:
> >Khalid Aziz wrote:
> >> Terence,
> >> Can you convert this doc to a Linux-friendly format like pdf? As a
> >> general rule, can we avoid posting non linux-friendly document formats.
> >> After all we are working on Linux here.
> >I consider pdf as only marginally better. Html, IHMO is the
> >way to go.
You weren't here during the great format wars early on... I decreed
that we were going to use Gnumeric to track requirements, because if you
saw our early info, it looked very much like a spreadsheet. Due to
incompatabilities between different Gnumeric levels, bugs in various
levels, etc., that crashed. I refused to use Excel :)
We finally ended up with HTML. Once I cleaned up the
automatically-generated HTML files we started with from an Excel dump (I
like to manually edit it :) we went from there.
Just recently, I was stuck using Word to hurry and get the Requirements
1.1 doc out, and it consistently froze up when I tried to regenerate the
TOC. And that's a bit under 40 pages.
Emacs + HTML. That'll do me most of the time.
Although for editing a big document, I always have liked using
FrameMaker. Kicks Word's a** up one side of the street and down the
> >George Anzinger george at mvista.com
> >Preemption patch:
Peter R. Badovinatz aka 'Wombat' -- IBM Linux Technology Center
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