One newcomer this week:
Raheel Abdul Hameed published the Web Browsing Behind ISA Server HOWTO, which helps out Linux users who have to make their connections from behind a Windows-based ISA server.
Jim Hamilton sent in a proposal to write a Boot from IDE RAID controller HOWTO or mini-HOWTO. We didn't see too much reaction on that, I bet this man is still waiting for some opinions.
Another interesting idea came from Uday Bhaskar Sarma Seetamraju, who has started on a document on archiving file systems using CVS.
David Lawyer has been breaking his head last week over the LDP Author Guide, which has got quite some critics because it is rather confusing. Here's David's one page replacement draft.
Ralf Spenneberg's IPsec HOWTO is now available for review at http://ibiblio.org/gferg/ldp/IPsec-HOWTO.html.
Eric S. Raymond sent in v1.2 of his Linksys Blue Box Router HOWTO, which you can check at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Linksys-Blue-Box-Router-HOWTO/.
Editorial Note: Due to unavoidable circumstances, The links in the discussions point only to http://lists.tldp.org and not to the archive mail link.
David Lawyer felt that the LDP-Author-Guide was too long and intimidating for most people thinking of writing a HOWTO. He posted a one page replacement for the same. Greg Ferguson posted his comments on the document.
The thread petered out in a different direction when Torsten Schlabach talked about WYSIWYG editing tools for DocBook but David Lawyer said that people would be turned off if they need to learn a new tool to write for the LDP. jdd indicated that he was not very pleased by the "switch" from LinuxDoc to DocBook upon which Greg Ferguson clarified that LDP still supports LinuxDoc.
Derek Hans was wondering if Lampadas was still officially being continued. Guylhem Aznar clarified that David Merrill started a re-design of Lampadas because of serious issues it had. The last update on Lampadas was send in by David long ago. Nicolas Chauvat said that even though there was some work going on Lampadas using plone, David has not had time for it during the last six months.
Greg Ferguson wanted to find out if there were any objections to merging the mini-HOWTOs into the set of full HOWTOs. The structural boundaries (two sets of tar files, different directory etc.) are to be removed but authors can still use the term "mini HOWTO" in titles. People generally agreed that the two sets of HOWTOs need to be merged into one and that it would be easy for newbies to search for documentation.
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