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Re: Debian Installation Manual -- help (desparately) requested

On Fri, Nov 20, 1998 at 01:03:16AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> [Please reply directly to me, or to debian-doc if you feel it is of
>  general interest]

What about translating the Installation Manual to different languages?
Does the system you are using support two discreet sets of

Anyway, if there are plans to do translations of the Installation
Manual, I could do the Finnish translation (I'm a native finnish

I don't have access to any of those architectures you asked for, but
if there are installation instructions for Sparc or UltraSparc I could 
do some testing on those. I have written in SGML previously, both
using DebianDoc SGML and DocBook. 

	Tapio Lehtonen

> I've offered myself up to the slaughter, now that Igor is away for a
> bit, of whipping the Installation Manual into shape.
> I'd like slink to provide installation documentation for all supported
> architectures.  However, right now I am x86-only.  I'm going to need
> help from people running other platforms, both writing the material,
> testing it, and offering suggestions (I'm actually expecting a MacIIsi
> pretty soon, although I understand that floppies for that particular
> architecture are not yet available).
> So if you're an Alpha, m68k, or powerpc maintainer, this means you!
> Writers should to have some basic level of SGML experience.
> I've started to go through and identify the x86-specific sections.
> Hopefully I can provide "Install Manual Porters" with specific topics
> that need to be written.  I.e., "pre-installation hardware setup", and
> the like.
> I also could use help from x86 maintainers who wish to help writing,
> critiquing, etc.  The current copy of the Installation Manual is not a
> good basis for making patches, since I'm ripping it up and
> restructuring it pretty heavily.  I'll be providing an online version
> pretty soon.
> --
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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Tapio Lehtonen

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