Addressing your question
about why the "docs" section doesn't match the documentation section on the
staff website, my answer is that the mismatch here is partially because
nobody is managing the contents of the file access directories. I'm
working on implementing a new filesharing system that will make managing content
much easier. I really want to see those directories cleaned up. As well, there
are probably multiple versions of the documentation available because there may
still be a need for those older versions to be accessible, but I cannot say for
That wasn't my point. File Access is
fine. When Tari asked about having difficulty downloading a file (which
happened to contain a user manual), I mistakenly went right to file access
instead of documentation. I might have realized my mistake except I
found GEMS user manuals there and assumed I had found the right place.
My question was why do these two directories each have a different subset of
GEMS users manuals? File access/docs/ has 1-11 and three versions of
1-18 while Documentation/GEMS/User Guides has 1-11, 1-17, and 1-18.
One possible answer is that one place contains works in process while the
other is released manuals, but I couldn't tell for sure. No big
deal. Just wondering.
Perhaps the naming
isn't clear. 'File Access' is the utility that I wrote to replace FTP
I didn't want to
continue calling it "FTP Access" as that was no longer
However, if this is
confusing people, I may change the wording to something a little
FYI. When I looked earlier, I
was looking in the wrong place. I was looking in docs under "file
access" rather than "Documentation". Why do we have both
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 02,
2003 9:02 AM
Subject: RE: Gems 1-17 user
guide rev 7 on staff site
I can't find it at all. I
see 1-11 and various versions of 1-18, but no 1-17. I assume
you are looking in the docs directory.
I have tried to get this doc several times and it appears to
be empty or broken - can someone please load it up there or
tell me what I am doing wrong?