Hi Christian, Rodger and all On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 11:14:44AM +0100, Christian Leutloff wrote: > "Rodger Etz-Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > the German distribution (2.1) sold in a box with 7 CDs and a handbook > > doesn't seem to contain boot floppies (as said in the handbook). There is > > also no proper description of how to create them. One way to remedy this > > would be to update the handbook. > > > Comparing the handbook with Red Hat's and Suse's I think there is room for > > improvement. Not sure, if I address this to the right person / group, but I > > would contribute some paragraphs or pages (may be even chapters :-) ) for > > the German distribution, if there is a way to do so. If the German version > > is a complete translation of the English (and therefore incomplete in both > > versions), I could make my contributions in both languages. > > That's so far as I know sure. > > > Package: installmanual-de > > This is aimed for the install process, only. It may lack some > information, but hopefully not that many. The integration of the > manual into the boot floppies is perhaps another task ... > > > If you think there is a way, I could help you, please let me know. It always > > hurts to see that some novice might buy this great distribution and get lost > > due to a lack of proper 'paper' documentation. > > That's right. > > But in addition to the install process the handbook of SuSe contains > also a beginners guide and a (limited) administrators guide. I think > that's usefull to let both documents (install and other themes) > separate. But it is usefull to add these documents to the CD > set. Therefor the translation of the documents prepared in this group > will be very valuable (and/or including your additionally planned > chapters). > > I really like to see a german Debian Distribution that can compete > with SuSe in *all* aspects. OK. You know the old debian-tutorial? Last year I start with a translation. It was and is a very very poor translation, with a lot of errors and mistakes. In the time of the first beta of my german debian-tutorial, John Goerzen and Ossama Othman make the Debian Guide. This Debian-Guide combine the install guide and this debian-tutorial. After this, Havoc Pennington stopt the development of the debian-tutorial. Now I have combine the german debian-tutorial with the german install guide to a german Debian Guide too. But the quality is very bad. You can download a (old) pdf-Version from http://master.debian.org/~grisu/ I have add some chapter and section and I make some updates. I can mail the tex-sources to you, if you can help with it. If you have questions, mail. Gruss Grisu -- Michael Bramer - a Debian Linux Developer http://www.debian.org PGP: finger email@example.com -- Linux Sysadmin -- Use Debian Linux "He who says disk space is free, thinks money grows on directory tree."
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