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Re: Lost mail to adam@onshore.com? (on install manual)

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999 18:35:51 +0200, Arto Astala <arto.astala@ntc.nokia.com> said:
> on 12.1.99 I sent you a rather long mail about Installation
> Manual. It included diffs for the first half of the doc, nothing
> finished but puts my comments near the relevant place. Since it was
> 18KB I sent it only to you, not any of the lists.  I have not heard
> back of you, nor noticed these in the doc during next few days.

> This has kept me in a state of confusion about how to proceed.

Sorry; it's in my queue.  I just haven't had a chance to do it yet.

Most of your comments were good.  Unfortunately, you produced *diffs*
against a *derived* verison of the file (the ASCII) file.  So it is
considerable work for me to integrate your stuff.

> Should I expand on my comments and try to produce something
> finished?  Should I go through the other half of the manual?  Should
> I consider it rejected and count it effort wasted?

It's not rejected!

> If it was lost in transit or slyly hid in your mailbox unnoticed I
> can resubmit it. In that case I can try to reproduce the diff
> against current version.

That would be great.  To be honest, I would prefer one of the
following two formats:  either just comments, like:

  Sect. Installing from CD-ROM -- add a description of foo and bar

or, alternatively, just patches against the SGML source.

What you gave me is hard for me to track down, since I'll see:

> <aa>
>   You could give only one common email here to direct all correspondence
>   regarding this document to correct destination (c.f. ch 10.1)
> </aa>

I have to try to figure out what section that's in and then read your
comment in that context.

I really will be able to muddle along with what you gave me, it's just
that I've put it a bit on the back burner since it's hard for me.  I
want you to feel encouraged though and to help me with the document!

Let me know whether you'll be able to resubmit that or not, ok?
Again, if not, it's fine, it just might take longer for me to get to

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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