dynamically generated book

Seth Payne SPayne at Legato.com
Fri Dec 1 09:13:54 PST 2000


well, its actually a pretty cool idea.  i'm not a great with php but I would
be interested in working on something like that.  would be a pretty cool
feature.  of course, i dont know how far down on the priority list it
goes.... but a cool feature.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Lautenschlager [mailto:david.lautenschlager at mcdata.com]
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 9:59 AM
To: 'lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org'
Subject: RE: dynamically generated book


Translation of the following message:

"I want it my way. I want somebody else to do the work. I want it now. I
want it for free."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Benkmann [mailto:mbenkmann at gmx.de]
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 5:04 PM
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: dynamically generated book
> 
> 
> > I like this idea. It reminds me of the zip picker at the 
> DJGPP site. You 
> > have a form where you answer certain questions regarding 
> your preferences 
> > and it spits out links to the packages you need to 
> download. Combined with 
> > a customized LFS book autogenerated from the SGML source 
> based on your 
> > choices, that would make a really nifty feature. And the book could 
> > personally address you if you enter your name in the form. 
> That would be a 
> > great way to emphasize the individuality of LFS.
> > 
> > MSB
> > 
> > p.s.: No, this was not intended as a joke. I really like that idea.
> 
> I need to mention that I was not only thinking about editors 
> here. The LFS 
> hints could be dynamically included so that if the user chooses 
> "I want KDE" he'd get a hint about installing KDE. If he chooses 
> "I want simpleinit", the sysvinit parts would be replaced with the 
> equivalent simpleinit parts. And of course a dynamically 
> generated HTML 
> page would contain the links to the packages needed. 
> Seems too complicated? Don't forget that the LFS book started 
> out as a 
> mere HOWTO and now it's a book. This could well be the next step. A 
> dynamically customized source distribution.
> 
> MSB
> 
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