Fwd: Re: Index for Linux From Scratch

Fred Brown fred.brown at allegrotechindexing.com
Wed May 30 17:15:24 PDT 2001


>Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 18:30:51 -0400
>From: Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org>
>To: Fred Brown <fred.brown at allegrotechindexing.com>
>Subject: Re: Index for Linux From Scratch
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>Organization: Linux From Scratch
>
> > I'm looking for an opportunity to index some Linux-based material using 
> the
> > publications tools (e.g. DocBook) of the Open Source movement. I noticed
> > that "Linux From Scratch" needs an index.
> >
> > Would you be interesting in discussing an index for your book? I wouldn't
> > be looking to charge for my services, just the opportunity to get involved
> > in the field.
>
>Whether or not the LFS book needs an index is debatable. Suppose we end
>up wanting one. How do I maintain it. For a thing like an index I can't
>rely on external sources. When I release a book on a certain day, the
>index would have to be generated right at that moment. Having to send it
>out to you so you can create an index then you send it back to me just
>causes for too many delays which isn't acceptable nor a pleasant work
>condition.
>
>But, if you can get us started (I for example don't have the foggiest
>idea how to create an index from the XML source of the book) how to
>create one and show us (mainly me as I'm the one who puts together the
>book releases) how to generate them, that would be a tremendous help.
>
>Why don't you subscribe to the lfs-book mailinglist. This list is used
>by us editors to coordinate editing the book. When you have subscribed,
>please forward this email I just sent you so the other guys know what
>you wrote and what my initial reply was. We can then discuss this
>further.
>
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>
>Thanks,
>
>--
>Gerard Beekmans
>www.linuxfromscratch.org
>
>-*- If Linux doesn't have the solution, you have the wrong problem -*-


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