KDE 4.2 Documentation

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 15 18:04:48 BST 2009

On Wednesday 15 Jul 2009 17:49:57 James J Catchpole wrote:
> That seems strange to me as User Documentation
> is fundamental. Each Developer should be updating
> the Documentation via a Documentation Administrator.
> I am retired now but was in the business for 40+ years
> at IBM and putting something out without User Documentation
> was a definite No-No. Someone knowledgeable about KDE
> should take this on and develop a requirement that says no
> new appropriate documentation then no knew function.

Free Open Source Software is not the same as commercial software.  Developers 
are largely unpaid and working in their own time.  Everyone agrees that 
documentation needs updating, and http://userbase.kde.org was created to help 
that situation.  It is a wiki, and all are invited to help.  Sadly, we are 
seriously lacking in volunteers.

As for "a requirement that says no new appropriate documentation then no knew 
function" when you pay the developer you can make such a rule.  Not before.

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