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Re: Source files of guides
We do not require SGML for guides.
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, David C. Merrill, Ph.D. wrote:
>From: "Poet/Joshua Drake" <email@example.com>
>> >I was enable to find the source files of most printed guides available
>> >through linuxdoc, even though they present "open" licenses.
>> >In particular: "Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition"
>> The source for Securing and Optimizing Linux is a Word Document. As in
>> Microsoft Word. We do not maintain the source.
>Gerhard still has the source for this guide, doesn't he?
>And what of the others? Here is my quick review of what's available. Where
>a document is available in an SGML format, I don't bother to note all the
>Linux Security Quick Reference Guide
>PDF & PostScript only
>Linux Kernel Internals
>LDP Author Guide
>Securing and Optimizing Linux: Red Hat Edition
>(plus server configuration files)
>The Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Second Edition
>Antares-RAID-sparcLinux HOWTO (NOTE: Probably doesn't belong under Guides.
>If we determine it does, it should be renamed)
>Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition
>PDF, LaTeX, PS, DVI
>Linux Administrator's Security Guide
>Linux System Administration Made Easy
>Linux+Windows HOWTO (NOTE: Why is *this* one in Guides? Or should it just
>HTML and PDF only
>Linux System Administrators' Guide
>LaTeX source, PDF and PS output
>Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide (NOTE: Needs to indicate the kernel
>version it supports, which is definitely *not* the 2.4 development
>LaTeX source, DVI, PDF, and PS output
>Installation and Getting Started Guide (NOTE: Very outdated, probably more
>misleading than helpful. Should be archived for users of older
>LaTeX source, many outputs
>The Linux Kernel (NOTE: very outdated, like the Kernel Module Programming
>I won't bother going into the unmaintained Guides.
>As you can see, only four of our Guides are in SGML source; only *TWO* of
>them are in DocBook SGML.
>David C. Merrill, Ph.D.
>Linux Documentation Project
>Collection Editor & Coordinator
<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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