The job descriptions that David Horton so diligently prepared for TLDP are now online a http://www.tldp.org/jobdesc/. thanks to David for his efforts and to those volunteers that contributed content to David.
Stein Gjoen silently hacks away at tools that are useful for The LDP. Where there may not be a lot of buzz about the same, much of Stein's TLDP work is located at his home page http://www.nyx.net/~sgjoen/tarpl.html. Stein indicated that the web correlator script is now on line and (somewhat) documented, but not very user friendly. The program is about 150 lines of AWK script, takes in apache logs and creates a HTML report. These reports can be huge both in terms of size on paper as well as number of bytes. Sample is about 180 KB.
Martin Wheeler let us know that the server the http://startext.demon.co.uk/tldp/index.html TLDP author database runs on is going off-line soon for a few weeks for a re-vamp, and he hasn't had the time to transfer it to another machine for the interim.
Now that Debian has entered freeze and is on the verge of release, Stein Gjoen was wondering which documents from TLDP will be included and how recent these are. Rick Moen replied pointing Stein to http://packages.debian.org/testing/doc/doc-linux-text, http://packages.debian.org/testing/doc/doc-linux-html and http://packages.qa.debian.org/d/doc-linux.html. Frank Lichtenheld, the Debian package maintainer for the HOWTOs added that he doesn't plan any further updates until the release since only a few HOWTOs have been changed since the last one, but that can change if the release gets delayed or there are many HOWTO updates in the next few days. Andrew M.A. Cater on the thread indicated the non-free status of GNU Free Documentation License for Debian.
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