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Re: speeding up Octave development

From: heberf
Subject: Re: speeding up Octave development
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 17:23:13 -0600 (CST)

FAQ's are nice but what we don't want is to end up with the FAQ growing and the 
info pages staying the same.  That way we can avoid future e-mail questions 
asking the same question.

Actually if we end up assigning some toolbox maintainers then they ought to 
maintain the info pages.


> On  5-Mar-1999, John Logsdon <address@hidden> wrote:
> | I behoves us all (and I am a fairly occasional user of Octave) to minimise
> | the load on JWE firstly by not having recourse to the list for some of the
> | smallest problems (gnuplot symbols seem to be irksome and come around
> | frequently).  Perhaps JWE should contain himself to the development list
> | and leave the answers to gnuplot problems to someone else, for example?  I
> | know that may prove difficult!
> I would be glad to not feel like I have to answer questions about
> gnuplot on the help-octave list.  But for that to happen, I have to
> see that someone is answering these questions publicly.  If people
> just send responses to the person who asked the question, and that
> person never sends a summary to the list, then I generally assume that
> the question went unanswered.  And the answer doesn't show up in the
> archives, so people who might want to search for an answer before
> asking the list can't find anything.  So the same questions are asked
> again and again.  That's why I generally try to answer things that
> haven't been answered on the list, and to CC my replies to the list.
> If more people started answering the easy questions publicly, I would
> probably decide that I no longer needed to.
> This also brings up the question of maintaining the FAQ.  I think
> there's a lot of information in the mailing list archives that could
> go in the FAQ, but I simply don't have time to extract it and format
> it.  Would someone like to volunteer to work on that project?
> Thanks,
> jwe

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