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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: TEC <tecosaur@gmail.com>
Cc: "Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide" <arne_bab@web.de>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: The fate of ditaa.jar (9.4.5.)
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 10:06:47 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87fsysbwyo.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87v97ph1p9.fsf@gmail.com>


TEC <tecosaur@gmail.com> writes:

> Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I also had to install textlive, plantuml, graphviz, taskjuggler,
>> ledger, sqlite and many other things.
>
> Perhaps it would be good to make a table of
>
> | software | needed for | package name | download page |
>
> and/or prompt users when an action requiring another executable is
> undertaken if it isn't found.

Useful additional documentation, assuming it can be maintained, is
rarely a bad idea. A table on worg (with maybe a link in the manual)
which lists all the org (and contrib) features, external dependencies
and link to canonical source would probably be a good idea.

I find it hard to remember how I worked out all the dependencies as I
adopted org as it was so long ago and I was already a heavy user of
many of the tools/dependencies of org. This makes it challenging to
appreciate how hard it can be for someone knew to org. On the other
hand, if we make it overly easy/automatic, we run the risk of
disempowering the user and making them more dependent on assistance from
others. Finding the right balance between informative and concise is a
challenge. If we provide too much information, it can be overwhelming,
too little and it can be confusing. I find it harder to write good
documentation than good code!


-- 
Tim Cross


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12  0:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10 11:28 Jarmo Hurri
2021-05-10 11:50 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-05-10 12:28 ` Russell Adams
2021-05-10 17:07   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-10 20:49     ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-11  1:22       ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11 18:56         ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-11 20:53           ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-12  8:44             ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-12  9:41               ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-12 14:51                 ` Russell Adams
2021-05-13 12:44                 ` Jarmo Hurri
2021-05-13 14:06                   ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-13 20:08                     ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-14  1:13                       ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-14  5:30                         ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-14  5:39                           ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-14 11:23                             ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-14 11:57                               ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-10 18:41 ` Nick Dokos
2021-05-11  1:25   ` Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11  4:33   ` Tim Cross
2021-05-11  6:35     ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2021-05-11  6:53       ` he " Christopher Dimech
2021-05-11  8:36       ` The " Tim Cross
2021-05-11 12:52         ` TEC
2021-05-11 19:15           ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-12  0:06           ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-05-12  8:47             ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-15 17:31           ` [External] : " Daniel Ortmann
2021-05-11 19:02       ` Arthur Miller
2021-05-16 12:19 ` Bastien

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