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mach.info 0.2 available (was: Re: help needed with mach.texi)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: mach.info 0.2 available (was: Re: help needed with mach.texi)
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:44:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.22i

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 10:03:19PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> I started to incorporate the CMU manual pages for Mach into a GNU Mach
> reference manual.  This work requries three steps:
> 1. Incorporate all of the relevant manual page content into the texi document.
> 2. Go over all GNU Mach interfaces, and verify if the actual definitions
>    of the RPCs and data types match the info document.  Correct the info
>    document where it is wrong, add a least stubs for those which are
>    lacking a documentation.  Remove those from the document which are 
> obsolete.


The following table shows the progress made:
* Inter Process Communication:: Step 1 is done.
* Virtual Memory Interface::    Step 1 is done.
* External Memory Management::  Step 1 is done.  NEW!
* Threads and Tasks::           Step 1 is done.
* Host Interface::              Step 1 is done.
* Processor Interface::         Step 1 is done.  NEW!
* Device Interface::            Step 1 doesn't apply (no manual pages).

The new version is available at

http://people.debian.org/~brinkmd/mach/mach-0.2.tar.gz  (72966 bytes)

It is 258kb huge, and 128 pages long in the postscript version.
All manual pages that were available to me are incorporated.
Now, the update/proofreading has to be done.  Over 250 interfaces are
documented, and I don't think that many are missing (maybe one or two
dozen), so I'd guess it is 90% complete interface-wise.

Of, course, conceptually there is little to find in the manual pages.  The
postscript books have more info, but we still have no license to copy from
that.  I will punt this off as long as possible.

Help with this is still needed and welcome.


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Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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