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Re: a crazy idea -- the Book

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: a crazy idea -- the Book
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 23:51:42 +0100


On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 09:38 +0100, Meskauskas Audrius wrote:
> Great idea, I think! If this idea would move ahead, I am ready to join 
> by writing sections about the javax.swing.text.html.parser,  javax.rmi 
> and org.omg. package groups.  We maybe can divide chapters.  I think, it 
> would be good to have the printed book and not the web site content.

I also think this is a great idea. We do have nice documentation for
some parts of the standard library, but we don't have anything
resembling a true manual for people just wishing to learn how to use all
our stuff from scratch. There is the GCJ manual, but it is super light
on details:

> Printing the book would probably require the initial money investment. 
> This probably can be solved at least in the two ways:
> 1. The FSF pays for printing of this book and then gets the profit from 
> selling it.

There is GNU Press
If there is someone willing to coordinate (anybody with technical
writing experience?) the effort we should contact them and ask for help.



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