Re: Proposed: gnome-nettool

On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 01:00 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 20:04 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > (This is a thread-starter for the final module discussion before the release
> > team reports back with a summary and proposal, which will aim to represent
> > the consensus of the community. Please be kind to authors, and start totally
> > new threads if there's a reason to shift off-topic.)
> > 
> > Description:
> > 
> >   GNOME Nettool is an application that provides GUI access to many
> >   networking command line tools, like ping, traceroute, netstat, finger,
> >   whois, ifconfig.
> > 
> > Proposal:
> > 
> >
> (This is my analysis of the documentation, wearing my GDP FL hat.  This
> is not my opinion of the program or its appropriateness for inclusion in
> the Gnome desktop.)
> GNOME Nettool has no documentation.  Ideally, a tool like this should
> have a complete section on each tool, with background material on what
> that tool actually does.  I do *not* want to see a section like this:
> 3.2 Port Scan
> Click the Port Scan tab to get the Port Scan tabbed section.  To port
> scan a machine, enter the DNS or IP address of the machine in the text
> field labelled 'Network address' and click the Scan button.  The results
> of the port scan will be displayed in the text area below.
> Really, documenting this well means explaining each of the tools, what
> they do, and why you would want to use them.  This can be a sizeable
> task, and will almost certainly require some cooperation from people
> knowledgeable.
right. I am starting to add the basic documentation skeleton to CVS so
that we can start good documentation. Once that is done, help would be
really appreciated.


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