Subject: Re: Content of the Guide (was Re: RFC: Chapter 9. Compiling the kernel)
To: Daniel de Kok <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/2004 10:55:04
Sorry for the delay.
> Please, be aware that the guide serves a different purpose. For instance,
> there were some plans to print the guide. A printed guide would be useless
> for most people if some major topics are only covered on the website. Besides
OK, I didn't know that. I did some very quick research and I found that:
- FreeBSD has both a FAQ and a handbook. But FreeBSD probably has much
more resources to spend on maintaining possibly duplicated information.
- OpenBSD has a FAQ only, whose content seems to be quite similar to the
various NetBSD FAQs at www.netbsd.org/Documentation, but it is organized
in chapters and available in the installed system, also in PDF format,
so it is probably better suited to printing as a book.
Could the goals that you mention be achieved with less duplication of
information and maintenance effort by providing the (possibly
restructured) FAQs instead of the guide, maybe in a manner similar to
> that I have had many positive comments regarding the guide, and the Dutch
> translation. Many people seem to like that they can download one complete
See the discussion on port-macppc (cited in one of my previous emails) for
a not-so-positive comment.