Printed book - remove deps and descriptions?

Nathan Ladd nathanladd at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 17 13:41:28 PST 2003


Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> Hey,
> 
> It has totally slipped my mind to update the installation dependencies
> and package descriptions/contents. There are even a few saying "not
> checked yet" (like Gawk).
> 
> I don't know what you guys think, but it looks quite bad in the
> printed book. For the online version I don't care all that much about
> it, but in the published book.
> 
> The dilemma is: if we remove the sections, the book looses a lot of
> good educational information. But if we leave it, it's outdated
> information and seeing the shelf life of a book, it's even worse.
> 
> I'm at an impasse. Any opinions?
> 

What's wrong with saying, "at the time of this writing?"  Plenty of 
other tech-books use that so they don't have to keep it current.  I 
mean, the printed book already includes version numbers, which many are 
already out of date.

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Nathan Ladd (ThanatosNL)
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