No new documents this week, but TLDP is preparing for a real freshening up, so be warned!
There were a lot of new proposals this week, for documents (like the Firewall-HOWTO and the Small Netserver HOWTO) and general structure of TLDP. A proposal that we got through the feedback mailinglist: Want to receive TLDP Weekly news issues per E-mail?
David Lawyer talked to David Merrill regarding Lampadas. David Merrill is still working on Lampadas. Lampadas now, is not really "lampadas" but "plone". David's lampadas work consists of additions to plone so that when it's done, lampadas will be part of plone. When it gets done, we will just need to install plone and we will then have lampadas. He estimated it will be in Beta in about 6 months from now.
Thomas Adam on behalf of the editor team of LinuxGazette.net informed us that there was a fork of the popular LinuxGazette magazine and requested that TLDP should mirror http://linuxgazette.net. Rick Moen explained the reasons for the fork.
After discussing the quality of Alavoor Vasudevan's HOWTOs, it has been decided that they should be removed from TLDP collection. Greg Ferguson announced the same on the staff mailing list with the mail exchange between TLDP review coordinator Tabatha and Al Dev. David Lawyer posted a few reasons why this was necessary.
Rodolfo J. Paiz said on <email@example.com> that Tom "Spot" Callaway from RedHat would help him put together an ldp-author-tools RPM package. This would make it easier for people running Red Hat, Fedora, Mandrake, or other RPM-based distros to set up a comfortable working environment to create documentation for LDP. Rodolfo is interested in feedback regarding the what the contents of the package should be and can be reached via <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Emma Jane Hogbin posted an update to the LDP Author Guide. The single HTML file version is available for a week at her site, but the XML sources have been changed again already. The Author Guide is no longer a "How to write DocBook documents for the LDP". Emma spent considerable time working on this and also posted a TODO list for the guide in her mail.
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