New book concept

Greg Turpin gregturp at
Sat Mar 31 17:28:56 PST 2001

Good one guys

On Saturday 31 March 2001  6:16 pm, you wrote:
> please please please tell me this is an early april fools joke!!!
> >I just had a little discussion with Gerard, Remenic, Highos, Nomis80,
> >Gimli and bdumm in #lfs.
> >
> >We decided to change the concept of the book completely.
> >
> >This means that you have to expect some big changes.
> >
> >First of all we are going to include only the newest and actual alpha
> >and beta-development versions of software to help the developers of
> >those packages to find bugs earlier and get their programs work
> >together.
> >
> >Second we will remove all unecessary information e.g. no description of
> >what which install-command does, no man-/info pages installation anymore
> >and such. This is essential to make it easier for professionals to
> >install the LFS without having to read information they know anyway.
> >
> >This will of course only make the book much shorter. We are not sure
> >yet, but it looks like splitting the book in chapters is not necessary
> >then anymore.
> >
> >Of course the book will not be delivered in HTML and PDF (...) anymore,
> >because PROs don't use GUIs anyway - a simple textfile will be enough.
> >
> >We know that this will be quite bad for all those newbies that wanted to
> >_learn_ something from the book, but we decided that it's best to send
> >them back to the distributions that just work. There is no need to
> >_understand_ what goes on there - just use it.
> >
> >This will of course also decrease mailinglist-traffic. Which is quite
> >important, because our mailboxes are full enough with SPAM these days.
> >
> >The main reason for us was that we wanted to have the cutting-edgest,
> >newest and updatest linux-system in the world. We will be pioneers doing
> >that.
> >
> >That's it for now - the other maintainers of the book might post some
> >more modifications they are thinking of and that I might forgot to write
> >here.
> >
> >     Ba-LLC-lu


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