Subject: Re: Documentation
To: Rob Healey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/1995 13:35:39
>> Well, there seems to be no idea _when_ such a book will be published. Judgi
>> from the number of responses I got, we'd have _lots_ of people writing devic
>> drivers, if they only knew how. So we should tell them!
> Will this document be placed in the main distribution along with
> all the main BSD docs like vi, filesystem, etc once it settles
> down? If not, why not. It seems a document like this should have
> been written LONG ago for BSD 4.x and placed in the main documentation
> tree. This information is a VITAL part of an OS like BSD and should
> be in the main documentation tree once it gets reasonably fleshed
> Would/does the core have any objection to placing such a document in
> the main tree once it has been suitably fleshed out? Does the writing
> style or macros have to be a certain way to conform?
I personally wouldn't have any objections to placing such a document in the
main distribution. It would have to be written in troff, of course - not a big
deal, but I don't know troff that well right now. I've always meant to learn,
so this would be a good excuse :-)
But I think this is premature - right now such a document is still vaporware.
Let's wait until it's done before we decide where to put it! :-)