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Re: Size of Gnus and Emacs


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Size of Gnus and Emacs
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:59:01 +0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I think in order to qualify as investigators we'll
>> have to discover something that isn't directly
>> described in the manual :)
>
> Hey, don't be such a downer! When in doubt, interpret
> information to *your* advantage :)
>
>> As Jambunathan noted, the Gnus manual is less of a
>> manual, more of a "Hitchhiker's Guide to Gnus".
>
> I think the Gnus manual is great! 99% is serious. I
> this particular case, it wasn't clear. It would have
> been so cool if it had miraculously been true, because
> then I would have asked every hacker I ever met what
> the biggest program is, and I don't think a single one
> would have been, well, "right".
>
> One of the best things about the Gnus manual is that it
> is available in PDF so I can print it on someone else's
> printer so I can spare my eyes and (nonexistent)
> money. Which brings me to... are there any other Emacs
> books available that way? I have the Emacs manual
> (published version) but that was version 18 or so. Gnus
> is not in that book, and a lot more is not either, I
> suspect.

I think the texi2pdf script can be used to create a PDF from any texinfo
manual -- which pretty much all the manuals are!

http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/html_node/PDF-Output.html




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