r6496 - in trunk/BOOK: . book introduction/welcome

randy at linuxfromscratch.org randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jan 31 14:29:31 PST 2007


Author: randy
Date: 2007-01-31 15:29:31 -0700 (Wed, 31 Jan 2007)
New Revision: 6496

Added:
   trunk/BOOK/book/errata.xml
   trunk/BOOK/book/foreword.xml
   trunk/BOOK/book/organization.xml
   trunk/BOOK/book/whoread.xml
Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/book/preface.xml
   trunk/BOOK/index.xml
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
Log:
Broke out the separate sections of the Preface into separate XML files and added 6.2.0 release information to the Preface

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--- trunk/BOOK/book/errata.xml	                        (rev 0)
+++ trunk/BOOK/book/errata.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -0,0 +1,27 @@
+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
+   "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
+  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
+  %general-entities;
+]>
+
+<sect1 id="errata" xreflabel="Errata">
+  <?dbhtml filename="errata.html"?>
+
+  <sect1info>
+    <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
+    <date>$Date$</date>
+  </sect1info>
+
+  <title>Errata</title>
+
+  <para>The software used to create BLFS applications is constantly being
+  updated and enhanced. Security warnings and bug fixes may become available
+  after the BLFS book has been released. To check whether the package
+  versions or instructions in this release of BLFS need any modifications to
+  accommodate security vulnerabilities or other bug fixes, please visit
+  <ulink url="&errata;"/> before proceeding with your build. You should note
+  any changes shown and apply them to the relevant section of the book as you
+  progress with building the applications in BLFS.</para>
+
+</sect1>


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+++ trunk/BOOK/book/foreword.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -0,0 +1,122 @@
+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
+   "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
+  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
+  %general-entities;
+]>
+
+<sect1 id="foreword" xreflabel="Foreword">
+  <?dbhtml filename="foreword.html"?>
+
+  <sect1info>
+    <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
+    <date>$Date$</date>
+  </sect1info>
+
+  <title>Foreword to Version 6.2.0</title>
+
+  <!--
+  <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS.  This
+  version provides installation instructions for 357 packages and an additional
+  21 sections covering configuration and customization of different aspects
+  of your system.</para>
+
+  <para>Changes and upgrades to the individual packages are detailed in the
+  <xref linkend='changelog'/>.  There you will see literally hundreds of
+  changes made since the last edition.  In this change log, one name that you
+  will see over and over is Randy McMurchy.  Without his efforts this
+  release would not have been possible.  I want to take this opportunity to thank
+  him for the hundreds of hours he has worked to produce this release.  I
+  also want to thank the other editors, both past and present, whose insight
+  and effort have made this current version possible.  Last, but certainly not least,
+  I want to thank our resident XSL wizard, Manuel Canales Esparcia, whose
+  ability to format a complicated document such as BLFS is truly amazing.</para>
+
+  <para>There are two other areas of change that are worthy of note.  First,
+  the license that BLFS is released under has changed significantly.  In
+  fact, it is now released under two licenses.  The first license, the
+  <xref linkend='CC'/>, covers the descriptive text in the book. The second, the
+  <xref linkend='AFL'/>, covers the instructions actually used to build and
+  install the packages.  These licenses, along with the book itself, represent
+  our ongoing commitment to open and free software.</para>
+
+  <para>The final area of change is the addition of an Index.  This section of
+  the book is still incomplete, but as the book continues to be developed,
+  will become an excellent resource for finding programs, libraries,
+  configuration files, and references to kernel configuration requirements.  I
+  hope you find it useful.</para>
+
+  <blockquote>
+<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
+March 17, 2005</literallayout>
+  </blockquote>
+
+  <para>Version 6.1 is an incremental update of BLFS.  This version
+  continues the tradition of providing an extensive set of instructions for
+  extending a basic Linux From Scratch system. The instructions in this
+  version of BLFS are based on the LFS 6.1 Book.  As usual, the list of
+  packages that have been upgraded or added are in the
+  <xref linkend='changelog'/>.</para>
+
+  <para>One major accomplishment in this
+  version of the book is the completion of the Index.  This section
+  is now a relatively complete (but not perfect) reference for the components
+  of the various packages in the book.</para>
+
+  <para>In any task as large and complex as this book, there are bound to
+  be errors.  The editors of the book are dedicated to keeping the book up
+  to date.  We appreciate any feedback in helping us to make the book as
+  accurate as possible.  The best place to provide comments is via the
+  mailing list at <ulink url="mailto:blfs-dev@&lfs-domainname;"/>.</para>
+
+  <para>Enjoy!</para>
+
+  <blockquote>
+<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
+August 1, 2005</literallayout>
+  </blockquote>
+  -->
+
+  <para>Version 6.2.0 is the complement to the LFS 6.2 book. More time has
+  elapsed between the release of the previous version (6.1) and this one than
+  in any other release cycle. Much of this is due to the fact that LFS 6.2
+  took much longer to be released than was originally anticipated. Many new
+  packages have been introduced in the 6.2.0 version, as well as many
+  updates, refinements and additions to the existing packages.</para>
+
+  <para>The BLFS book now provides build and configuration instructions for
+  almost 400 packages. Some of the new packages introduced in this version are:
+  autotooled XOrg, HAL, D-BUS, GStreamer (now broken out into separate plugin
+  packages), usbutils, libquicktime, GraphViz, K3b, dvd+rw-tools, NSS, Libidn,
+  GAIM, Poppler, SeaMonkey, XChat, Audacious, cairo and unixODBC. Major updates
+  include GNOME-2.14.3 (with several new GNOME packages such as Totem,
+  gnome-mount and gnome-volume-manager), KDE-3.5.6, Firefox-1.5.x,
+  Thunderbird-1.5.x, and most of the mainline server packages. As always, the
+  list of packages that have been upgraded or added as well as configuration
+  and build command changes are annotated in the
+  <xref linkend='changelog'/>.</para>
+
+  <para>Unfortunately, BLFS activity was semi-stagnant for several months
+  after (and shortly before) the LFS 6.2 release. Therefore, many of the
+  packages are somewhat dated (compared to previous BLFS versions). This
+  brings us to why the versioning scheme has changed. This release is 6.2.0
+  as we fully anticipate releasing another version (6.2.1) just as soon as
+  possible. The 6.2.1 release will also be based on the LFS-6.2 book, but
+  will include updated packages, and fixes for any errors which may be
+  discovered in 6.2.0.</para>
+
+  <para>As always, the main thrust of BLFS development will be to support
+  the changes in the current LFS development book, but any changes or
+  updates to the BLFS development book (that are compatible with LFS 6.2)
+  will also be merged into the BLFS 6.2.0 branch. This way, a 6.2.1 version
+  of BLFS should be released fairly soon, and should provide a very current
+  and stable Linux platform.</para>
+
+  <para>Enjoy!</para>
+
+  <blockquote>
+<literallayout>Randy McMurchy
+January 31, 2007</literallayout>
+  </blockquote>
+
+</sect1>


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--- trunk/BOOK/book/organization.xml	                        (rev 0)
+++ trunk/BOOK/book/organization.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -0,0 +1,96 @@
+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
+   "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
+  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
+  %general-entities;
+]>
+
+<sect1 id="organization" xreflabel="Organization">
+  <?dbhtml filename="organization.html"?>
+
+  <sect1info>
+    <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
+    <date>$Date$</date>
+  </sect1info>
+
+  <title>Organization</title>
+
+  <para>This book is divided into the following parts.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part I - Introduction</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>This part contains information which is essential to
+  the rest of the book.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part II - Post LFS Configuration and Extra
+  Software</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Here we introduce basic configuration and security issues.  We also
+  discuss a range of editors, file systems, and shells which aren't covered in
+  the main LFS book.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part III - General Libraries and Utilities</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>In this section we cover libraries which are often needed by the rest
+  of the book as well as system utilities.  Information on Programming
+  (including recompiling <application>GCC</application> to support its full range
+  of languages) concludes this part.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IV - Connecting to a Network</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Here we cover how to connect to a network when you aren't using the
+  simple static IP setup given in the main LFS book.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part V - Basic Networking</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Networking libraries and command-line networking tools make up the
+  bulk of this part.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VI - Major Servers</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Here we deal with setting up mail and other servers (such as
+  <application>SSH</application>, <application>Apache</application>, etc.).</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VII - X + Window Managers</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>This part explains how to set up a basic <application>X Window
+  System</application> installation along with some generic
+  <application>X</application> libraries and Window managers.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VIII - KDE</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>For those who want to use the <application>K Desktop
+  Environment</application> or some parts of it, this part covers it.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IX - GNOME</bridgehead>
+
+  <para><application>GNOME</application> is the main alternative to
+  <application>KDE</application> in the Desktop Environment arena and
+  we cover both <application>GNOME</application>-1.4
+  and <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version; here.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part X - X Software</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Office programs and graphical web browsers are important to most people.
+  They, along with some generic <application>X</application> software can be
+  found in this part of the book.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XI - Multimedia</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>Here we cover setting multimedia libraries and drivers along with some
+  audio, video and CD-writing programs.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XII - Printing, Scanning and
+  Typesetting (PST)</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>The PST part of the book covers document handling with applications like
+  <application>Ghostscript</application>, <application>CUPS</application> and
+  <application>DocBook</application> to installing
+  <application>teTeX</application>.</para>
+
+  <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Appendices</bridgehead>
+
+  <para>The Appendices cover information which doesn't belong in the main
+  book; they are mainly there as a reference.</para>
+
+</sect1>


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--- trunk/BOOK/book/preface.xml	2007-01-31 08:38:08 UTC (rev 6495)
+++ trunk/BOOK/book/preface.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -5,302 +5,122 @@
   %general-entities;
 ]>
 
-<preface id="preface">
+<!-- $LastChangedBy$
+   $Date$ -->
+
+<preface id="preface" xreflabel="Preface">
   <?dbhtml filename="preface.html" dir="preface"?>
 
   <title>Preface</title>
 
-  <sect1 id="preface-foreword">
-    <?dbhtml filename="foreword.html"?>
+  <para>Having helped out with Linux From Scratch for a short time, I
+  noticed that we were getting many queries as to how to do things beyond
+  the base LFS system.  At the time, the only assistance specifically offered
+  relating to LFS were the LFS hints (<ulink url="&hints-root;"/>).
+  Most of the LFS hints are extremely good and well written
+  but I (and others) could still see a need for more comprehensive help to
+  go Beyond LFS - hence BLFS.</para>
 
-    <sect1info>
-      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
-      <date>$Date$</date>
-    </sect1info>
+  <para>BLFS aims to be more than the LFS-hints converted to XML although
+  much of our work is based around the hints and indeed some authors write
+  both hints and the relevant BLFS sections.  We hope that we can provide
+  you with enough information to not only manage to build your system up to
+  what you want, whether it be a web server or a multimedia desktop system,
+  but also that you will learn a lot about system configuration as you go.</para>
 
-    <title>Foreword</title>
+  <para>Thanks as ever go to everyone in the LFS/BLFS
+  community; especially those who have contributed instructions, written text,
+  answered questions and generally shouted when things were wrong!</para>
 
-    <para>Having helped out with Linux From Scratch for a short time, I
-    noticed that we were getting many queries as to how to do things beyond
-    the base LFS system.  At the time, the only assistance specifically offered
-    relating to LFS were the LFS hints (<ulink url="&hints-root;"/>).
-    Most of the LFS hints are extremely good and well written
-    but I (and others) could still see a need for more comprehensive help to
-    go Beyond LFS - hence BLFS.</para>
+  <para>Finally, we encourage you to become involved in the community; ask
+  questions on the mailing list or news gateway and join in the fun on #lfs at
+  irc.&lfs-domainname;. You can find more details about all of these in the
+  <xref linkend="introduction"/> section of the book.</para>
 
-    <para>BLFS aims to be more than the LFS-hints converted to XML although
-    much of our work is based around the hints and indeed some authors write
-    both hints and the relevant BLFS sections.  We hope that we can provide
-    you with enough information to not only manage to build your system up to
-    what you want, whether it be a web server or a multimedia desktop system,
-    but also that you will learn a lot about system configuration as you go.</para>
+  <para>Enjoy using BLFS.</para>
 
-    <para>Thanks as ever go to everyone in the LFS/BLFS
-    community; especially those who have contributed instructions, written text,
-    answered questions and generally shouted when things were wrong!</para>
-
-    <para>Finally, we encourage you to become involved in the community; ask
-    questions on the mailing list or news gateway and join in the fun on #lfs at
-    irc.&lfs-domainname;. You can find more details about all of these in the
-    <xref linkend="introduction"/> section of the book.</para>
-
-    <para>Enjoy using BLFS.</para>
-
-    <blockquote>
+  <blockquote>
 <literallayout>Mark Hymers
 markh <at> &lfs-domainname;
 BLFS Editor (July 2001–March 2003)</literallayout>
-    </blockquote>
+  </blockquote>
 
-    <para>I still remember how I found the BLFS project
-    and started using the instructions that were completed at the time.  I could
-    not believe how wonderful it was to get an application up and running very
-    quickly, with explanations as to why things were done a certain way.
-    Unfortunately, for me, it wasn't long before I was opening applications that
-    had nothing more  than "To be done" on the page.  I did what most would do,
-    I waited for someone else to do it.  It wasn't too long before I am looking
-    through  <application>Bugzilla</application> for something easy to do.
-    As with any learning experience, the definition of what was easy kept
-    changing.</para>
+  <para>I still remember how I found the BLFS project
+  and started using the instructions that were completed at the time.  I could
+  not believe how wonderful it was to get an application up and running very
+  quickly, with explanations as to why things were done a certain way.
+  Unfortunately, for me, it wasn't long before I was opening applications that
+  had nothing more  than "To be done" on the page.  I did what most would do,
+  I waited for someone else to do it.  It wasn't too long before I am looking
+  through  <application>Bugzilla</application> for something easy to do.
+  As with any learning experience, the definition of what was easy kept
+  changing.</para>
 
-    <para>We still encourage you to become involved as BLFS is
-    never really finished.  Contributing or just using, we hope you enjoy
-    your BLFS experience.</para>
+  <para>We still encourage you to become involved as BLFS is
+  never really finished.  Contributing or just using, we hope you enjoy
+  your BLFS experience.</para>
 
-    <blockquote>
+  <blockquote>
 <literallayout>Larry Lawrence
 larry <at> &lfs-domainname;
 BLFS Editor (March 2003–June 2004)</literallayout>
-    </blockquote>
+  </blockquote>
 
-    <para>The BLFS project is a natural progression of
-    LFS.  Together, these projects provide a unique resource for
-    the Open Source Community.  They take the mystery out of the process of
-    building a complete, functional software system from the source code contributed
-    by many talented individuals throughout the world.  They truly allow users
-    to implement the slogan "Your distro, your rules."</para>
+  <para>The BLFS project is a natural progression of
+  LFS.  Together, these projects provide a unique resource for
+  the Open Source Community.  They take the mystery out of the process of
+  building a complete, functional software system from the source code contributed
+  by many talented individuals throughout the world.  They truly allow users
+  to implement the slogan "Your distro, your rules."</para>
 
-    <para>Our goal is to continue to provide the best resource available that shows
-    you how to integrate many significant Open Source applications.  Since these
-    applications are constantly updated and new applications are developed, this
-    book will never be complete.  Additionally, there is always room for
-    improvement in explaining the nuances of how to install the different packages.
-    To make these improvements, we need your feedback.  I encourage you to
-    participate on the different mailing lists, news groups, and
-    IRC channels to help meet these goals.</para>
+  <para>Our goal is to continue to provide the best resource available that shows
+  you how to integrate many significant Open Source applications.  Since these
+  applications are constantly updated and new applications are developed, this
+  book will never be complete.  Additionally, there is always room for
+  improvement in explaining the nuances of how to install the different packages.
+  To make these improvements, we need your feedback.  I encourage you to
+  participate on the different mailing lists, news groups, and
+  IRC channels to help meet these goals.</para>
 
-    <blockquote>
+  <blockquote>
 <literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
 bdubbs <at> &lfs-domainname;
-BLFS Editor (June 2004–Present)</literallayout>
-    </blockquote>
+BLFS Editor (June 2004–December 2006)</literallayout>
+  </blockquote>
 
+  <para>My introduction to the [B]LFS project was actually by accident. I
+  was trying to build a <application>GNOME</application> environment using
+  some how-tos and other information I found on the web. A couple of times
+  I ran into some build issues and Googling pulled up some old BLFS mailing
+  list messages. Out for curiosity, I visited the Linux From Scratch web site
+  and shortly thereafter was hooked. I've not used any other Linux
+  distribution for personal use since.</para>
 
-    <sect2>
-      <title>Preface to Version 6.0</title>
+  <para>I can't promise anyone will feel the sense of satisfaction I felt
+  after building my first few systems using [B]LFS instructions, but I
+  sincerely hope that your BLFS experience is as rewarding for you as it has
+  been for me.</para>
 
-      <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS.  This
-      version provides installation instructions for 357 packages and an additional
-      21 sections covering configuration and customization of different aspects
-      of your system.</para>
+  <para>The BLFS project has grown significantly the last couple of years.
+  There are more package instructions and related dependencies than ever
+  before. The project requires your input for continued success. If you
+  discover that you enjoy building BLFS, please consider helping out in any
+  way you can. BLFS requires hundreds of hours of maintenance to keep it
+  even semi-current. If you feel confident enough in your editing skills,
+  please consider joining the BLFS team. Simply contributing to the mailing
+  list discussions with sound advice and/or providing patches to the book's
+  XML will probably result in you receiving an invitation to join the
+  team.</para>
+ 
+  <blockquote>
+<literallayout>Randy McMurchy
+randy <at> &lfs-domainname;
+BLFS Editor (December 2006–Present)</literallayout>
+  </blockquote>
 
-      <para>Changes and upgrades to the individual packages are detailed in the
-      <xref linkend='changelog'/>.  There you will see literally hundreds of
-      changes made since the last edition.  In this change log, one name that you
-      will see over and over is Randy McMurchy.  Without his efforts this
-      release would not have been possible.  I want to take this opportunity to thank
-      him for the hundreds of hours he has worked to produce this release.  I
-      also want to thank the other editors, both past and present, whose insight
-      and effort have made this current version possible.  Last, but certainly not least,
-      I want to thank our resident XSL wizard, Manuel Canales Esparcia, whose
-      ability to format a complicated document such as BLFS is truly amazing.</para>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="foreword.xml"/>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="whoread.xml"/>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="organization.xml"/>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="errata.xml"/>
 
-      <para>There are two other areas of change that are worthy of note.  First,
-      the license that BLFS is released under has changed significantly.  In
-      fact, it is now released under two licenses.  The first license, the
-      <xref linkend='CC'/>, covers the descriptive text in the book. The second, the
-      <xref linkend='AFL'/>, covers the instructions actually used to build and
-      install the packages.  These licenses, along with the book itself, represent
-      our ongoing commitment to open and free software.</para>
-
-      <para>The final area of change is the addition of an Index.  This section of
-      the book is still incomplete, but as the book continues to be developed,
-      will become an excellent resource for finding programs, libraries,
-      configuration files, and references to kernel configuration requirements.  I
-      hope you find it useful.</para>
-
-      <blockquote>
-<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
-March 17, 2005</literallayout>
-      </blockquote>
-
-    </sect2>
-
-    <sect2>
-      <title>Preface to Version 6.1</title>
-
-      <para>Version 6.1 is an incremental update of BLFS.  This version
-      continues the tradition of providing an extensive set of instructions for
-      extending a basic Linux From Scratch system.    The instructions in this
-      version of BLFS are based on the LFS 6.1 Book.  As usual, the list of
-      packages that have been upgraded or added are in the
-      <xref linkend='changelog'/>.</para>
-
-      <para>One major accomplishment in this
-      version of the book is the completion of the Index.  This section
-      is now a relatively complete (but not perfect) reference for the components
-      of the various packages in the book.</para>
-
-      <para>In any task as large and complex as this book, there are bound to
-      be errors.  The editors of the book are dedicated to keeping the book up
-      to date.  We appreciate any feedback in helping us to make the book as
-      accurate as possible.  The best place to provide comments is via the
-      mailing list at <ulink url="mailto:blfs-dev@&lfs-domainname;"/>.</para>
-
-      <para>Enjoy!</para>
-
-      <blockquote>
-<literallayout>Bruce Dubbs
-August 1, 2005</literallayout>
-      </blockquote>
-
-</sect2>
-
-  </sect1>
-
-  <sect1 id="preface-whoread">
-    <?dbhtml filename="whoread.html"?>
-
-    <sect1info>
-      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
-      <date>$Date$</date>
-    </sect1info>
-
-    <title>Who Would Want to Read this Book</title>
-
-    <para>This book is mainly aimed at those who have built a system based
-    on the LFS book. It will also be useful for those who are using other
-    distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build
-    software and are in need of some assistance. Note that the material
-    contained in this book, in particular the dependency listings, is based
-    upon the assumption that you are using a base LFS system with every
-    package listed in the LFS book already installed and configured. BLFS can
-    be used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is
-    probably nearly as wide as that of the LFS book.  If you found LFS useful,
-    you should also like this!</para>
-
-    <para>Since Release 5.0, the BLFS book version matches
-    the LFS book version. This book may be incompatible with
-    a previous or latter release of the LFS book.</para>
-
-  </sect1>
-
-  <sect1 id="preface-organization">
-    <?dbhtml filename="organization.html"?>
-
-    <sect1info>
-      <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
-      <date>$Date$</date>
-    </sect1info>
-
-    <title>Organization</title>
-
-    <para>This book is divided into the following parts.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part I - Introduction</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>This part contains information which is essential to
-    the rest of the book.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part II - Post LFS Configuration and Extra
-    Software</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Here we introduce basic configuration and security issues.  We also
-    discuss a range of editors, file systems, and shells which aren't covered in
-    the main LFS book.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part III - General Libraries and Utilities</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>In this section we cover libraries which are often needed by the rest
-    of the book as well as system utilities.  Information on Programming
-    (including recompiling <application>GCC</application> to support its full range
-    of languages) concludes this part.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IV - Connecting to a Network</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Here we cover how to connect to a network when you aren't using the
-    simple static IP setup given in the main LFS book.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part V - Basic Networking</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Networking libraries and command-line networking tools make up the
-    bulk of this part.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VI - Major Servers</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Here we deal with setting up mail and other servers (such as
-    <application>SSH</application>, <application>Apache</application>, etc.).</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VII - X + Window Managers</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>This part explains how to set up a basic <application>X Window
-    System</application> installation along with some generic
-    <application>X</application> libraries and Window managers.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part VIII - KDE</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>For those who want to use the <application>K Desktop
-    Environment</application> or some parts of it, this part covers it.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part IX - GNOME</bridgehead>
-
-    <para><application>GNOME</application> is the main alternative to
-    <application>KDE</application> in the Desktop Environment arena and
-    we cover both <application>GNOME</application>-1.4
-    and <application>GNOME</application>-&gnome-version; here.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part X - X Software</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Office programs and graphical web browsers are important to most people.
-    They, along with some generic <application>X</application> software can be
-    found in this part of the book.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XI - Multimedia</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>Here we cover setting multimedia libraries and drivers along with some
-    audio, video and CD-writing programs.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Part XII - Printing, Scanning and
-    Typesetting (PST)</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>The PST part of the book covers document handling with applications like
-    <application>Ghostscript</application>, <application>CUPS</application> and
-    <application>DocBook</application> to installing
-    <application>teTeX</application>.</para>
-
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect2">Appendices</bridgehead>
-
-    <para>The Appendices cover information which doesn't belong in the main
-    book; they are mainly there as a reference.</para>
-
-  </sect1>
-
-  <sect1 id="pre-errata">
-
-    <title>Errata</title>
-
-    <para>The software used to create BLFS applications is constantly being
-    updated and enhanced. Security warnings and bug fixes may become available
-    after the BLFS book has been released. To check whether the package
-    versions or instructions in this release of BLFS need any modifications to
-    accommodate security vulnerabilities or other bug fixes, please visit
-    <ulink url="&errata;"/> before proceeding with your build. You should note
-    any changes shown and apply them to the relevant section of the book as you
-    progress with building the applications in BLFS.</para>
-
-  </sect1>
-
-
-
-
 </preface>

Added: trunk/BOOK/book/whoread.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/book/whoread.xml	                        (rev 0)
+++ trunk/BOOK/book/whoread.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -0,0 +1,33 @@
+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
+   "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
+  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
+  %general-entities;
+]>
+
+<sect1 id="whoread" xreflabel="Who Would Want to Read this Book">
+  <?dbhtml filename="whoread.html"?>
+
+  <sect1info>
+    <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
+    <date>$Date$</date>
+  </sect1info>
+
+  <title>Who Would Want to Read this Book</title>
+
+  <para>This book is mainly aimed at those who have built a system based
+  on the LFS book. It will also be useful for those who are using other
+  distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build
+  software and are in need of some assistance. Note that the material
+  contained in this book, in particular the dependency listings, is based
+  upon the assumption that you are using a base LFS system with every
+  package listed in the LFS book already installed and configured. BLFS can
+  be used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is
+  probably nearly as wide as that of the LFS book.  If you found LFS useful,
+  you should also like this!</para>
+
+  <para>Since Release 5.0, the BLFS book version matches the LFS book version.
+  This book may be incompatible with a previous or latter release of the LFS
+  book.</para>
+
+</sect1>


Property changes on: trunk/BOOK/book/whoread.xml
___________________________________________________________________
Name: svn:keywords
   + LastChangedBy Date

Modified: trunk/BOOK/index.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/index.xml	2007-01-31 08:38:08 UTC (rev 6495)
+++ trunk/BOOK/index.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -15,7 +15,6 @@
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="book/preface.xml"/>
 
   <!-- Parts -->
-
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="introduction/introduction.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="postlfs/postlfs.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="general/general.xml"/>
@@ -29,8 +28,6 @@
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="multimedia/multimedia.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="pst/pst.xml"/>
 
-  <!-- End parts -->
-
   <!-- Appendices -->
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="appendices/creat-comm.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="appendices/ac-free-lic.xml"/>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2007-01-31 08:38:08 UTC (rev 6495)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2007-01-31 22:29:31 UTC (rev 6496)
@@ -44,6 +44,11 @@
     <listitem>
       <para>January 31st, 2007</para>
       <itemizedlist>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>[randy] - Broke out the separate sections of the Preface into
+          separate XML files and added 6.2.0 release information to the
+          Preface.</para>
+        </listitem>
 	<listitem>
           <para>[alexander] - Upgraded GC to version 6.8 in order to fix the
           build failure with GCC-4.1.1.</para>




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