Printed book - remove deps and descriptions?
nathanladd at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 17 13:41:28 PST 2003
Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 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 But if we leave it, it's outdated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already out of date.
Nathan Ladd (ThanatosNL)
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