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bug#4962: Please include tour parts 2 and 3, and the slideshow version o

From: Jason A. Spiro
Subject: bug#4962: Please include tour parts 2 and 3, and the slideshow version of tour part 1, on your website
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:34:41 -0500

Dear bug-emacs list,

Thank you for putting a version of Phil Sung's guided tour of Emacs on
your website at http://gnu.org/s/emacs/tour/ -- but I prefer Phil's
slideshow version.  But AFAICT the slideshow version is not available
anywhere on gnu.org.  I do admit that some people will prefer the
prose version.  So you should offer both versions on your website.

Also, parts 2 and 3 of his tour are not available anywhere on gnu.org
either.  They were last published in full in 2007.  I don't recommend
that you link to the new 2009 part 2 he's published this year, because
it replaces 2007 part 2 and 2007 part 3 but is shorter and omits a lot
of material.  Instead, link to 2007 part 2 and 2007 part 3.

So, could you please change http://gnu.org/s/emacs/tour/ to be not a
tour, but a menu, linking to six choices?:

*  Part 1 -- an introduction to Emacs -- working quickly in Emacs;
modes; macros; useful features; acquiring emacs; how to learn more:
    *  Quick-to-watch slideshow version:
    *  More detailed prose version:  I suggest you relocate this to

*  Part 2 -- customization -- basic elisp; keybindings; variables;
hooks; the .emacs file; defining simple commands:
    *  OpenOffice.org Impress format:
    *  PDF:  http://web.psung.name/emacs/2007/emacs-slides-2.pdf

*  Part 3 -- extending Emacs -- elisp control flow; interactive
arguments; advice; defining new modes:
    *  OpenOffice.org Impress format:
    *  PDF:  http://web.psung.name/emacs/2007/emacs-slides-3.pdf

Thanks in advance,
-Jason Spiro

P.S.  If you wonder if this material is GFDLed, know that
http://web.psung.name/emacs/ says "Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009 Free
Software Foundation or Phil Sung. You may use any of the material on
this site under the terms of the GFDL v1.3+ or the GPL v3+ [...]".

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