Subject: RE: Section 9 (was Re: Good press at Apple...)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 05/24/1999 19:07:31
On 24-May-99 Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> writes:
>> Ah, so we need to convert Kirk into a NetBSD person. [#-)
>> Seriously, we do need to produce something like the black bible (and its
>> sucessor, "Design of 4.4BSD") geared towards NetBSD.  Yes, its a moving
>> target, but so are FreeBSD and Linux, and books are being written about
>> them as well.
> The biggest help here would be people writing section 9 man pages. The 
> more of the kernel we document this way, the easier it will be for
> people to get up to speed on kernel work. Huge chunks of the kernel
> are totally undocumented at this point. Contributions of kernel docs
> would be a huge help.

Shameless plug:

I was talking about this with Andy Doran, cyber (sorry mate, real name
evades me for a sec), and a few other NetBSD'ers/FreeBSD'ers met on the
various channels on Undernet and EFNet.

I am currently doing work on the Programmer's Documentation Project, an
effort to supplement the large hole after the D&I of 4.4BSD and other
works. It was supposed to be FreeBSD only at first, but I am revising it to
include NetBSD since I am going to do work on that as well (soon as I get a
new box to put it on).

If any of you people care to help such a project, don't hesitate to contact
me. URL/address etc are in my .sig...

Help is appreciated especially since I am _not_ a hardcore kernel coder,
hell, I wonder if the term rookie even applies.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven                asmodai(at)
        The FreeBSD Programmer's Documentation Project 
Network/Security Specialist      <>
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