Jan Schaumann | 3 Nov 21:39 2003

printed guide

Hi all,

LinuxWorld '04 is coming to NY in January, and I'd like to have
available bound copies of the NetBSD Guide for sale at the booth.

(a) What needs to be done to get the Guide into a presentable shape,
what sections need updating etc?

(b) Does anybody here know a place where one can print and bind the
guide for little money?

Thanks,
-Jan

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Perry E.Metzger | 3 Nov 21:47 2003

Re: printed guide


Jan Schaumann <jschauma <at> netmeister.org> writes:
> (b) Does anybody here know a place where one can print and bind the
> guide for little money?

Haven't tried it, but...
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/books.aspx

Perry

James K. Lowden | 4 Nov 01:13 2003

Re: printed guide

On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Jan Schaumann <jschauma <at> netmeister.org> wrote:
> 
> LinuxWorld '04 is coming to NY in January, and I'd like to have
> available bound copies of the NetBSD Guide for sale at the booth.

That's a good idea, Jan.  If we charged $10 for a wire-bound manual and a
CD, how many do you suppose we could sell? 

--jkl

Jan Schaumann | 4 Nov 02:55 2003

Re: printed guide

"James K. Lowden" <jklowden <at> schemamania.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Jan Schaumann <jschauma <at> netmeister.org> wrote:
> > 
> > LinuxWorld '04 is coming to NY in January, and I'd like to have
> > available bound copies of the NetBSD Guide for sale at the booth.
> 
> That's a good idea, Jan.  If we charged $10 for a wire-bound manual and a
> CD, how many do you suppose we could sell? 

I think they would go well.  If we provide free CDs as usual, with no
frills, and in contrast a really good printed manual and a CD maybe in a
small case or at least a sleeve (possibly with a printed label?), I'm
sure that people would be happy to pay.

Also, manuals without CDs would sell well, I would guess.  Hard to
estimate, but at _least_ 20-30 or so.

Anybody here ever sell printed manuals at a show who might have better
numbers?

However, the guide currently talks about NetBSD 2.0, so if 2.0 is not
out by mid January, would it be wise to sell the guide in that
``edition''?  (Actually, I think that's ok.)

-Jan

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Daniel de Kok | 4 Nov 09:04 2003
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Re: printed guide

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 08:55:44PM -0500, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> However, the guide currently talks about NetBSD 2.0, so if 2.0 is not
> out by mid January, would it be wise to sell the guide in that
> ``edition''?  (Actually, I think that's ok.)

That should be no problem, most things still work for netbsd-1-6, except 
for cgd. Maybe you could add a disclaimer at the beginning of the guide 
saying some parts might be 2.0 specific. Things that still need to be done 
IMHO:

* Splitting the networking chapter. It is huge right now and some 
important parts do not show up in the table of contents. I wouldn't mind 
making a proposal for the split up (at least it would be nice to have the 
ipf/ipnat part in a seperate chapter).
* A huge spell/grammar check. There are still some bugs left ;). Besides 
that it might be a good idea to look at consistency of terminology in the 
guide.
* Some commands are not tagged with the command tag and some filenames not 
with the filename tag. Besides that it might be a good idea to add the 
manpage number at serveral pages (e.g. stf(4)), some chapters do this 
extensively, others don't.

With kind regards,
Daniel de Kok

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Jason R. Fink | 4 Nov 14:51 2003

Re: printed guide


> (a) What needs to be done to get the Guide into a presentable shape,
> what sections need updating etc?

Yank out the installation example, rebuild.

I believe someone, don't remember who, has been working on
the PostScript target.

	j

Jason R. Fink | 4 Nov 15:48 2003

The Guide for 2.0


Hey all,

After a recent email Jan Schuaman sent out WRT the Guide 
status, Daniel de Kok brought up two good points I would
like to see addressed before the final 2.0 release:

	- The cgd chapter needs some work (I don't use it
	  so I have no idea what that is ...)
	- Daniel suggested splitting up the networking
	  chapter, I can look into that and I will touch
	  base with the author on it.

The only other item is the example installation. For those
who will be packaging the Guide up, comment out the example
installation chapter, delete all target files, rebuild.

Thanks,
	J  

vnpki | 5 Nov 06:11 2003

translate to vietnamese?

hello everybody!

i'm a vietnamese netBSD's user! and want to contribute
to netBSD via translate  NetBSD to vietnamese.
i has read the "Appendix B. Contributing to the NetBSD
guide" of netBSD Guide,
so howto checkout this guide (en) in CVS server for
translate?

thank you!

Adrien Auzanneau | 5 Nov 08:11 2003

Re: translate to vietnamese?

Hi,

$ setenv CVSROOT :pserver:anoncvs <at> anoncvs.netbsd.org:/cvsroot
$ touch ~/.cvspass
$ cvs login
anoncvs
$ cvs -z4 checkout htdocs

Have a nice day.

On (05/11/03 08:11), vnpki wrote:
> Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 08:11:05 +0300 (MSK)
> From: vnpki <vnpki <at> mail15.com>
> To: netbsd-docs <at> NetBSD.org
> Subject: translate to vietnamese?
> 
> hello everybody!
> 
> i'm a vietnamese netBSD's user! and want to contribute
> to netBSD via translate  NetBSD to vietnamese.
> i has read the "Appendix B. Contributing to the NetBSD
> guide" of netBSD Guide,
> so howto checkout this guide (en) in CVS server for
> translate?
> 
> thank you!
> 

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Ants Aader | 5 Nov 09:41 2003

Re: translate to vietnamese?


	Different translations of NetBSD Guide should also be in the
	repository. There are Dutch and German guide which are quite ready
	enough in my opinion to commit them to the htdocs/guide/de and nl
	catalogs. I even have very minimal skeleton of Estonian one but
	being almost dead under load of other things, have not exposed it.

		Ants

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:11:12AM +0100, Adrien Auzanneau wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> $ setenv CVSROOT :pserver:anoncvs <at> anoncvs.netbsd.org:/cvsroot
> $ touch ~/.cvspass
> $ cvs login
> anoncvs
> $ cvs -z4 checkout htdocs
> 
> 
> Have a nice day.
> 
> On (05/11/03 08:11), vnpki wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 08:11:05 +0300 (MSK)
> > From: vnpki <vnpki <at> mail15.com>
> > To: netbsd-docs <at> NetBSD.org
> > Subject: translate to vietnamese?
> > 
> > hello everybody!
> > 
> > i'm a vietnamese netBSD's user! and want to contribute
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