[Catalyst] improving usability / doc

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 22:44:39 GMT 2007

I've made an attempt to fix this for the next minor release.  It
relies on pulling the wool over the cpan indexers eyes, so we'll have
to wait and see if it works for sure.

On 17/08/07, Daniel McBrearty <danielmcbrearty at gmail.com> wrote:
> the thing that I have found confusing in the past is the fact that if
> you go here:
> http://search.cpan.org/~mramberg/Catalyst-Runtime-5.7008/
> which appears to be the "root node" of things, then scroll down for
> documentation, you find this:
> http://search.cpan.org/~mramberg/Catalyst-Runtime-5.7008/lib/Catalyst/Manual.pod
> which is fine, but then there is also this:
> http://search.cpan.org/~jrockway/Catalyst-Manual-5.700704/
> (which I generally use, as it seems more complete ... )
> It's confusing. Which is the "canonical" manual? Why is there more
> than one (rhetorical, I know the reasons is mostly historical ...)
> TIMTOWTDI is a great concept, but it can be taken too far ...
> If you do one thing only, (sorry, I can't include myself in this at
> present ... hopefully one day ..) clarify this. Preferably my merging
> these two docs into one.
> A second very simple improvement would be a clearly labelled link
> ("The Manual") straight to Jon's manual from the front page of
> http://www.catalystframework.org/ ? The apples are lovely and all, but
> compare with http://subversion.tigris.org/ ... as a by no means ideal,
> but better, example ... )
> so yes, the nav does suck a bit IMO. The documentation itself is
> pretty good - when you find it, and work out which bit to use.
> D
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