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Re: Compressed info files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Compressed info files
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:56:12 +0200

> Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:10:19 +0000
> From: Gavin Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Texinfo Bugs <address@hidden>
> I expect the cross-reference to info-stnd.info is easily missed. Some
> of this could be slimmed down, for example, there are two "summary
> paragraphs" (beginning "The GNU Project distributes..." and "This file
> describes..."). Saying which readers support a mouse doesn't belong
> here. The paragraph saying how to get to the tutorial ("type 'h'")
> should be enough; once somebody has done that they shouldn't need to
> be told how to press "n" twice to get to a certain node.

The idea is that this manual describes Info the system, and mentions
the Info readers only as references.

FWIW, I don't really see any problems with what we have, whether or
not the sentence about mouse support will be removed.  If the issue is
discoverability of the various Texinfo features and programs, it's a
general problem with the entire Info system: one needs to wade through
the DIR menus to discover what is available (oh Google for them).
There's no way around that, and moving references around won't solve
that fundamental problem, IMO.

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