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Old 07-23-2010, 03:46 AM   #16
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But why in the website and not in my CDROMs? The documentation for say, a DVD aauthoring tool GUI app, cannnot be more extensive than that for cdrecord or mplayer, because of the limited set of parameters the user is expected to control in a GUI app.
However, I only have to type 'man cdrecord' or 'man mplayer' and I have there all I, as a user, need to know about cdrecord or mplayer. Or I may even do 'info <prog_name>' and there I have a more friendly/complete user's guide. It is this what I am really complaining about.

And I'll give you that I have an internet conexion and can enter the website. It is almost certain I'll get information about newer versions of the software and not about the version installed in my machine.

I.e., with the soft and the doc both in a local storage medium, mine turns into a self-contained system.

This letter may constitute a digression from the thread subject. If that is the case, I beg your pardon. Regards.

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:48 AM   #17
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But why in the website and not in my CDROMs? The documentation for say, a DVD aauthoring tool GUI app, cannnot be more extensive than that for cdrecord or mplayer, because of the limited set of parameters the user is expected to control in a GUI app.
However, I only have to type 'man cdrec' or 'man mplayer' and I have there all I, as a user, need to know about cdrecord or mplayer. Or I may even do 'info <prog_name>' and there I have a more friendly/complete user's guide. It is this what I am really complaining about.

And I'll give you that I have an internet conexion and can enter the website. It is almost certain I'll get information about newer versions of the software and not about the version installed in my machine.

I.e., with the soft and the doc both in a local storage medium, mine turns into a self-contained system.

This letter may constitute a digression from the thread subject. If that is the case, I beg your pardon. Regards.
I think dagmar was referring to the documentation for the installation of GSB, rather than the documentation for the desktop environment (Gnome, KDE etc.) itself.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 04:05 AM   #18
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I see my signature is being fruitful. Thanks for your link, pwc101.

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Old 07-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #19
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I think dagmar was referring to the documentation for the installation of GSB, rather than the documentation for the desktop environment (Gnome, KDE etc.) itself.
Yes this is correct. I logged into Gnome (GSB) and the help menus are well poplulated. How helpful they are will depend on what you are wanting help with I'd imagine.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #20
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I beg you to explain to me --my knowledge of English is poor-- the meaning of "bear" in this context. I really would like to know.
In this context "bear" means difficult. It is American slang
 
  


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