On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:42, Brian R. Murphy
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Eric Christensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 00:54, Rahul Sundaram <email@example.com>
On 11/29/2009 07:55 PM, Brian R. Murphy wrote:
> Sorry to bother you personally, but you seem to be responsible for the
> FAQ, and there is no "feedback" link for the Fedora documentation page.
> I don't really think this question should be in the FAQ; I think it
> should just be fixed. But if not, perhaps you can add this question
> (along with some answer) to the FAQ:
> * Why do you make it so hard to download Fedora documentation?
> I would like to download the Fedora 12 documentation for off-line
> reference while I'm upgrading.
> Unfortunately, the documentation page
> at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ has a "clever" UI with select menus
> that trigger navigations themselves (rather than a separate go/download
> button), making it very arduous to "save as" the result. There also
> doesn't seem to be any way to just grab the latest bunch (or even a
> single one). There's not even a way to "save as" the PDF links, and
> some quirky browsers (like the one I have at work) don't handle PDF
> files too well directly. While it wouldn't be as pretty, a simple file
> listing would be far more useful. If you're going to pretty it up,
> please don't screw up basic usability.
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ - Select PDF which is the third option
What format are you looking at saving the files? We provide html, html-single, and PDF. If you want to save the html-single it's simple enough to select the appropriate file and language and then save-as once the page loads. PDFs generally download on demand.
I just want to quickly get something I can read off-line. If you had a simple index page, I could just right click on each link I want (PDF or one-page HTML), "save link as", and have them load in the background. If we were lucky there might be a tar/tgz/zip or something similar and I can just download one file and unpackage it myself at my leisure on the train. (See http://tldp.org/docs.html
for some ideas.)
With your page design, with my high latency connection, I have to select the appropriate file, busy wait for it to load, save-as, then go back and do it again. I can't even choose to open each "in new tab" since your page design precludes that.