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Re: Help with German Documentation

Hi Christian, Rodger and all

On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 11:14:44AM +0100, Christian Leutloff wrote:
> "Rodger Etz-Brown" <rodgereb@hotmail.com> 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.


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

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.

Michael Bramer  -  a Debian Linux Developer http://www.debian.org
PGP: finger grisu@master.debian.org  -- Linux Sysadmin   -- Use Debian Linux
"He who says disk space is free, thinks money grows on directory tree."

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