Re-organizing the manpages (was: Re: [PATCH] Characters allowed in folder names (#2633))

Wesley Craig wes at
Thu Aug 12 09:27:39 EDT 2010

On 12 Aug 2010, at 04:29, Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) wrote:
> My proposition is to distinguish between the following groups of
> configurables:
> - Gets the job done (novice)
> - Gets your particular job done (advanced)
> - You're on your own (expert)

It's a "human interface" mistake to allow users to self-determine  
whether they are novices or experts.  It's better to organize around  
the utility of options, e.g., "standard", "unusual" and "wacky".

> I would also like to split out murder and sync specific settings,  
> and I would
> probably want them in the Advanced section.

I think a murder section and a replication section would be great.   
Authentication is a complex area that could use it's own section.  In  
fact, having all of the options organized first around functional  
area and second around the likelihood that anyone would want to touch  
them is appealing.  Perhaps a section of standard options that every  
site almost certainly has to review, and then functional areas.


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