A few points and questions

Jeroen Coumans jeroen_coumans at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 18 23:43:07 PDT 2001


> > Possible the goal of the book is set too high.  I think you could axe a
load
> > of stuff for the momment and think carefully about what are the
essential
> > things that peeps will want in their LFS system as soon as the base is
> > finished.  Rather than make the book about *everything* that you may
want
> > after LFS, I feel the BLFS book can follow the style of the LFS one, if
it
> > isn't essential, it don't get in.
> Hmm - that's difficult.  Who decides what is essential?  For a server,
> sound isn't essential - for a desktop it is.  BLFS isn't supposed to be
> linear - people are meant to use it to guide themselves.
>
> > Make the BLFS book about an extended base
> > system with X etc.  Rather than a bulky disrto from the hints.  The
later
> > making the book much harder to support and maintain or even finish.
> I'm looking for a release towards the end of the year.  I know it seems
> a long way away but we ARE writing this book pretty much from scratch (pun
> intended) and it can't be done overnight.

FWIW I'll try to complete the multimedia section next week, after my exams!
:]
Just to let you know I'm still interested in keeping up with BLFS and
looking forward to a release!
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