Quoting Michael Schwendt (2013-06-10 09:22:31)
Proposed addition to the guidelines:
Independent documentation -doc packages typically don't require the
base package. It should be possible to install documentation without
having to install a program and all its dependencies.
Rationale: Recently, in package review requests, I've seen packagers apply
also to -doc packages. And there are packages in the collection, which
do that, too. This is a hindrance, especially if one only wants to peruse
the documentation or install API documentation for remote developing.
Of course, an exception to this is documentation in a special format,
which can only be viewed within an application.
I know I know...Java has to be special case so our -doc packages are called
-javadoc. Can we somehow make the wording a bit more generic? (getting rid of
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