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Re: another user manual chapter

robert havoc pennington <rhpennin@midway.uchicago.edu> writes:

> On 16 Dec 1997, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> > This also should make it feasible to have the tutorial ready when
> > Debian 2.0 is released which will be early next year.  I certainly
> > don't intent to push us to have it ready at all cost, but it's a goal
> > worthwhile striving for, I think. 
> > 
> That would be really nice. Perhaps we should make a timeline with
> some sub-deadlines to keep ourselves on track? Or would that be too much
> like work? ;)

Well, what we at least could do is to say e.g. something like after
then and then we only do proofreading and editing and no new material
is being added, just as is done for Debian itself (more or less). 

> > I also like your idea of having a small team writing the tutorial,
> > since you're right is all kinda interrelated and somewhat difficult to
> > split up in clearly defined pieces. 
> > 
> > So, unless someone has objections we should start working on this as
> > soon as possible. 
> > 
> What do we do first? Should we start writing up an outline?

I indeed think this is the best way to go.  We could take your "flow"
as a starting point.  Do you have any idea how many people would be
needed to get this tutorial done?  My guess would be 3 or 4 to keep
things workable and communicatable.  Especially since there's already
some text written this should be feasible. 

By the way, so far I've not read any objections from the DDPers, so I
assume we're ok on this new approch to the user's manual :-).  Maybe
I'll post a more official announcement. 



Ardo van Rangelrooij
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