LFS 6.4 Book HTML

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 09:02:21 PDT 2009

genericmaillists at gmail.com wrote:

> You don't need to change the book number just make the changes in 
> the book. On the page where the people will download the book just 
> warn them to check there for the newest version. This is what other 
> major open source developers do. Why do you want to make it 
> complicated. You are not empressing any one by doing it the old 
> hard way.
> To deliberately limit yourself in that manner with a live flowing 
> electronic document is just foolish. Why limit your flow of 
> communication by following the traditions of an old technology that 
> does not have a better choice?

This discussion really should be in -dev and not -support.  However, I'll answer 
it here.

The idea of a 'stable' book is to provide, umm, stability.  We already tell you 
and other readers how to handle url problems.  If you want newer packages, use 
the -dev book.  In this way we give the best of both worlds -- a stable, tested 
environment and a cutting edge book with the latest packages.

   -- Bruce

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