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Re: [Hurdextras-hackers] Users guide patch

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: [Hurdextras-hackers] Users guide patch
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 17:17:28 -0800 (PST)

--- Tom Hart <address@hidden> wrote:
> James A Morrison wrote:
> >  Hey,
> > 
> >   I've read through some more of the users guide.  It's looking good. 
> Anyway,
> > here is a patch that cleans up the lines lengths and such.  I will also
> > start a changelog (C-x 4 a, in emacs) if/when this gets commited.
> Thanks. Your changes look good. =)
> Note to self: sizeof(Emacs window in 1280x1024 screen in X) != 80 
> characters ;)

 Ok, I'm using emacs in a terminal.  column-number-mode will be useful if you
are in X and have a huge emacs window.

> > 
> >   Something documentors should read while documenting GNU projects is the
> > GNU Coding Standards[1], they do have a documentation section.
> Will do.
> >         * using_gnuhurd.texi (An Introduction to Texinfo): Point the reader
> >         to info info and info texinfo.
> >         (Basic CVS Usage): Pass the reader to info cvs.
> I agree with you to the extent that these should be referred to for 
> further reference, but I think that a short intro is important. The size 
> of the infrastructure of Free Software is large enough that I think an 
> "Introduction to the System" manual such as this should give the reader 
> enough information so that they can get by for the time being.
> For example, I think that it's reasonable for this manual to translate a 
> line like
> cvs -d:pserver:address@hidden:/cvsroot/hurd login
> (From the Hurd Hacking Guide) into English. For further iformation... 
> info cvs.
> Also, this manual may be downloaded by people who don't have a 24-7 
> connection to the Internet, and don't yet have access to a working 
> Unix-like system (which was me a year-and-a-half ago). So I'd like to 
> add a brief intro to these sections.

 Ok, I'll let you add to these sections.  However, I will commit what I have
and you can leave the references at the end of those intro sections.

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James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware

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