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LDP Weekly News

by David Merrill

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Documents in Distress

We have a set of documents that are very old and unmaintained. Some have not been updated in years. We want these documents to get the time and attention they need to be fresh and useful again.

We have a separate are of the LDP which is the HOWTO Graveyard, also known as the Archive. If we can't find new maintainers for these documents, they will be taken out back, shot in the head, and stored in the Archive.

So, each week the LDPWN will highlight one document from the LDP that is seriously in danger of being "archived". If we can find new maintainers for one document each week, we will have all documents in full maintenance by the end of the summer. Now wouldn't that be nice?

This week's poster child is The Linux Programmer's Guide, which is very badly in danger of being archived. We need several volunteers to handle this one. It's many chapters long.

New Documents

Updated Documents