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When will documentation be included?

  • Greetings,
    I just downloaded WordPress v.1.5.2 to my UNIX box. Only to find
    after unpacking it, that there was no documentation included. Sure,
    there appeared to be a readme – but it was in *html* form. It is
    extremely difficult to read html in a text reader/ editor. What a
    dissappointment, to find that an application who’ primary function
    is to create textual information, doesn’t come with documentation
    for installation that is readable, until *after* it is installed.
    What a joke (oversight?).

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  • Probably, and hopefully, never will be included.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

    I don’t think it’d be a bad idea to include a text version of the 5 minute install + a link to the codex though.

    “What a dissappointment, to find that an application who’ primary function is to create textual information, doesn’t come with documentation for installation that is readable, until *after* it is installed. What a joke (oversight?).”

    Technically, WP primary function is the input and output of information to a browser; hence, as a browser is a necessary prequisite (for use and installation) as well as the target, having the readme in a browser viewable format is entirely appropriate.

    That said, I’m aware that I’ve probably been trolled by the OP; nonetheless it’s an amusing aside.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Sure, there appeared to be a readme – but it was in *html* form. It is extremely difficult to read html in a text reader/ editor.

    What’s wrong with reading it in your browser? You read websites in your browser all the time, don’t you?

    For those of that work in a shell when doing such things it is a pain to have to switch to a browser just to get the basic details of how to install, like what file to edit and what not when traditionally just about all software has a text README in the distribution.

    Personally it doesn’t worry me as I’ve done the first install and know how to do it from now on but it would still be nice to have a small README there if there isn’t already.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Thanks, Jason, that helps to clear things up a bit.

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