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23 Oct 2021 23:50:49 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-beta.1 issue #410  
From: jr
Date: 5 Aug 2021 12:05:00
Message: <web.610c0b855f6dda2a5e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Am 05.08.2021 um 16:31 schrieb jr:
>
> > 'README.md' in the top-level dir is newer, still suggest that should become
> > "the" new 'README'; then only 'README.unix' needs moving up.
>
> No, not really. `README.md` is specificially aimed at someone looking at
> the entire repository package (or, even more to the point, someone
> looking at the repository on GitHub).

then, surely, it should be on github, and not in the archive; a paragraph in the
'README' with repository url would suffice (to my thinking).


> The `README` in the Unix-specific package should be aimed specifically
> at someone looking at that particular tarball.

agree.  and that tarball will already have been downloaded.  so I'd be looking
for intro/overview + general instructions - only.

anyway, the whole thing makes me wonder why you .. bother.  *NIX-ness is not a
high priority for you, I feel, so why even have tarballs?  would just "git
clone" not be preferential?

(this rant is "tainted" -- probably -- by your mentioning that even the POV-Ray
development code resides "in the cloud" now rather than on own(ed) server(s))

regards, jr.


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