I don't use GNOME, but...
Posted Jan 27, 2010 19:14 UTC (Wed) by dskoll
In reply to: I don't use GNOME, but...
Parent article: Stormy Peters: What should the GNOME Foundation accomplish in 2010?
So far Microsoft has done a much better job of doing this (providing documentation) for the desktop then anything I've seen come out of a Unix tradition.
The proprietary UNIXes (eg, Solaris) were pretty diligent about having a man page for everything. And AFAIK, Debian's policy requires every program that would be found on a normal PATH to have a man page.
(Though some Debian man pages are stubs, alas.)
My mention of System 360 was simply to show how designers got this right 50 years ago. There's no excuse for GNOME to continue to get it wrong in 2010.
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