New package installation page format

James Robertson jameswrobertson at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 1 14:03:45 PST 2003


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On January 1, 2003 09:38 am, Ian Molton wrote:
>> A configuration file for xxx must be created, in order for yyy to work
>> correctly:
>
> vs. (<cut>)
>
>> Hey, its a nice day isnt it? Ok, lets create a configuration file for
>> xxx because yyy likes it better:
>
> Ok I see what you mean by chatty style now.
>
> I'm sure we can work something out. I don't want it to sound like a
> children's novel, but I don't want it to sound too stiff either. We'll
> find a middle ground that reads pleasantly and yet professional, consise
> and to the point.

I like the style in sample v2.  The book being an educational /
instructional guide allows the book to "speak" to the reader - leading them
through an LFS install.  Use good technical writing style and go with it.

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