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Re: HTML HOWTOs and Re: CD edition
On this - I believe that this would be covered under the creating a HOWTO book. I
have just started working on that.
David Lawyer wrote:
> I'm still of the same opinion that we have more important things to
> do than producing a CD. I think that all Linux distributions on CD
> should include our docs and as far as I know most of them do. Thus a
> demo CD should include them but let whoever puts out the CD do that.
> What I think needs doing is generating single file html howtos. These
> would replace the existing tarred and gziped HTML files available for
> downloading. The HOWTOs for reading online would remain spilt to save
> bandwidth for people who only read a small part of the HOWTO online.
> Then we could encourage people to put links to other HOWTOs into the
> HOWTOs. It would be assumed that they are all in the same directory
> and are single-file HOWTOs. In some cases where people get a few
> individual HOWTOs, the links would be broken, but for others they
> would be useful. (The split HOWTOs would have these HOWTO-to-HOWTO
> links in them also). Then we could suggest that when HOWTOs are
> included with CDs, that they be in this single-file HTML format for
> cases where there is only room for one format on the CD.
> The option of suppling sgml and then converting them to whatever
> format one wants is good for people with newer PCs. But with old PCs
> like the 486 this could take a long time (hours) to run. Thus it's
> not suitable to run during the install process. So for the time being
> I don't think we need to do anything about this but it's a possibility
> for future effort once we take care of more important tasks such as:
> 1. Reducing spam and off-topic posts to ldp-discuss
> 2. Finding a HOWTO coordinator to discuss new HOWTO proposals on a
> one-to-one basis and put a summary of what's happening on ldp-discuss.
> David Lawyer
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