Re: cvs commit to ddp/manuals.sgml/securing-howto by jfs
On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 08:34:49PM -0400, Brian Masinick wrote:
> Larry Holish wrote:
> >On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 10:35:50AM +0200, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a
> >>On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 02:03:17AM -0600, Debian Doc Project CVS Master
> >>>Repository: ddp/manuals.sgml/securing-howto
> >>>who: jfs
> >>>time: Mon Sep 2 02:03:17 MDT 2002
> >> BTW. I will soon ask for reviewers/proof readers since I would like
> >> to
> >>finish off the document soon (remove all FIXMEs and clear most TODOs). Is
> >> Since I have written quite a lot during vacation proof reading would
> >> be
> >>appreciated (probably many typos out there...)
> >> Javi
> >Yes, I'm interested, but I'm new to this list (and effort). I have
> >been a Debian user since slink, and I wanted to give something back to
> >the project. I'm a native English speaker/writer and would like to
> >donate some time to improving our documentation. Proofreading seems
> >like a quick way to get started.
> >I have browsed through http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp, installed the sarge
> >version of debiandoc-sqml, and am reading it's documentation. What's
> >my next step?
> I join Larry in that interest. I've been running Debian software since
> last fall and GNU/Linux distros since 1995, and UNIX systems since 1982.
> I do a lot of technical writing and documentation, and I'd be delighted
> to help out in this effort, proof reading, contributing, or whatever
> else may be needed. But I could use some suggestions on where to look
> and what to do to get started. In terms of the project itself, I am a
> newbie. I did, however, attend this summer's Debconf2 in Toronto, so I
> have a few ideas... even so, I could use some help and guidance on how I
> can dig in and how I can best be of help in this kind of endeavor.
> Brian Masinick
We would certainly appreciate your help, Brian and Larry. I proofed
about 30% of the document last night, and I was really flagging after
3 hours. It is a very long document, and while Javi is a good
English-as-second-language speaker, there are still a lot of little
things to edit to make it sound good to a native speaker.
Would you guys like to split the other two thirds? I ended up at
the beginning of <sect id="kernel-patch">, and the two-thirds point
would be about <sect id="vpn">. I did check my changes in.
To get started, select the download link from
That should get you a copy of the current version of the sgml source.
Then make another copy of that download before starting, and name it
securing-debian-howto.sgml.orig . Use a text editor to
edit the downloaded document (not .orig). When you're ready to
turn in your changes, run
diff -u securing-debian-howto.sgml.orig securing-debian-howto.sgml > securing-debian.patch
You can name the patch whatever you want, but then attach it to an email
and send it to the list; either Javi or someone else can then apply it.
When you want to help out on other docs, you'll want to learn how to
check out a cvs tree anonymously, a good reference example doc is
It's just you don't need to mess with that if you're not already familiar
with it, since Javi has everything in one file.
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