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2.3 config documentation
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- Subject: 2.3 config documentation
- From: Howard Chu <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 23:40:30 -0700
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Wondering how best to go about documenting the new config system. Since
the old format is still fully supported, all of that material should be
kept. Writing completely new material would be extremely redundant.
Interspersing old and new would make it difficult to read.
At present I'm leaning toward writing completely new material, copied
liberally from the existing docs, and living with the redundancy. I.e.,
it would probably be best if the new material stands on its own, rather
than constantly referring back to the old. We can move the old Admin
Guide chapters to an Appendix. For the section 5 man pages, there's more
to decide. slapd.conf(5) can be superseded by slapd.d(5) but all of the
subsections that got pulled out on their own will need to be revamped.
I'd rather not have to rename them all, and I'd rather not eliminate the
old docs. An approach here may be to write the new material at the front
of each man page and move the old material to the end of each file.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
Symas: Premier OpenSource Development and Support