cvs commit: www/test/hints news-bottom.html news-top.html

jeroen at jeroen at
Mon Aug 18 18:45:40 PDT 2003

jeroen      03/08/18 19:45:40

  Added:       test/hints news-bottom.html news-top.html
  Changed the hints newspage to the dynamic format; possible thanks to Anderson Lizardo contributed script.
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  1.1                  www/test/hints/news-bottom.html
  Index: news-bottom.html
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  1.1                  www/test/hints/news-top.html
  Index: news-top.html
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  <h2>Hints News</h2>
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  <h2 id="news">Hints-specific news</h2>
  	<h3 id="reorganizationofhints">Reorganization of hints</h3>
  		<h4>Tushar Teredesai - 2003/08/18</h4>
  		<p>Now that the patches project details have been finalized, I would like to start on reogranizing the hints. I would like to start with a new format which would make it easy for Jeroen to automatically add it to a hints index. An added bonus is that since all hints would require resubmission with the new format, the unmaintained hints will automatically get moved to old.</p>
  		<p>Each hint would have the following sections:</p>
  			<li>Author(s): Who wrote the hint along with contact e-mail.</li>
  			<li>Date: YYYY-MM-DD format date.</li>
  			<li>Category: One of the predefined categories. I am not sure whether this should be included coz there will always be some hint that will break this segregation (remember the discussion on lfs-dev on this topic?).</li>
  			<li>Synopsis: One line description.</li>
  			<li>Primary URL: (Optional) If there is a different primary location.</li>
  			<li>Description: A short description on why the hint was written and who it is targetted towards.</li>
  			<li>Hint: The contents of the hint. (The patches for the hint can be hosted on <a href="">the patches section</a>).</li>
  			<li>ChangeLog: ChangeLog sorted by date. For an example, see the mozilla hint.</li>
  		<p>I plan to do some quality control with the hints. A hint is not there to replace the documentation that comes with the package, it should go beyond the documentation available elsewhere. Also, if there is an already existing hint on a topic, instead of creating a seperate hint, it should probably be added to the existing hint (unless the objectives/modus operandi are different). Before writing a hint on the same topic, the original author should be contacted and if the author does not respond within a reasonable time, the new author can modify an existing hint. Also hints that deal with different ways of doing things should be seperate. (e.g. there are three devfs related hints, but all of them have a different target audience.)</p>
  		<p>In addition, hints that are more appropriate for inclusion in the book should be directed to lfs-dev or blfs-dev (though they can be hosted on hints till they are incorporated), where a book editor can incorporate them into the book.</p>
  		<p><a href="">Thoughts?</a></p>
  	<h3 id="newmaintainer">New hints maintainer</h3>
  		<h4>Timothy Bauscher - 2003/08/08</h4>
  		<p>Congratulations to Tushar Teredesai, the new Hint Maintainer. </p>
  		<p>Tushar is a long-time contributor of LFS, BLFS, and the hints. The hints he has written are a joy to read. He was the first to <a href="files/javafromscratch.txt">build java</a> and <a href="files/openoffice.txt">Open Office</a> from scratch, and documented the painful process of building <a href="files/mozilla.txt">mozilla from scratch</a>. He has also contributed these procedures to BLFS and earned himself an editor's position this way.</p>
  		<p>Thank you, Tushar, for your labors, and for accepting this position.</p>
  		<p><em>Editor note: </em>Thanks to Timothy for having maintained the hints untill now. You've done a great job and we hope that you'll continue to contribute to LFS.</p>
  		<p>Discussion of this announcement can be read on <a href="">the hints mailinglist</a>.</p>
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