Re: Proposed: gnome-nettool

On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 01:00:00AM -0500 or thereabouts, Shaun McCance wrote:
> (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.

Yay Shaun! 

This is the sort of thing I love doing (I learned so _much_ 
documenting gtop Way Back When), and the sort of documentation
I enjoy reading. If someone has this in hand I shall be delighted,
but if not, I shall tentatively say I can give it a go, if I 
get it to build.


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