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WiseDraco 02-10-2013 09:53 AM

adding HowTo's from docs.slackware.com to distro?
 
Hello!
Question to slack maintainers, and Pat, i think - imho be a good thing to adding newly howtos to slackware distro and updating them regularly, as every new slack release has be done...? especially good is
http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide
"configure your new system" - i thing that doc must be in slack distro root, as raid_howto.txt and so...

kikinovak 02-11-2013 03:01 AM

Since the site is in constant evolution, the KISS approach is to just bookmark it and check the news.

Cheers,

Niki

GazL 02-11-2013 03:11 AM

The thing I've never really liked about the wiki concept is that it's an online resource. If the site were ever to go away, all that knowledge would be lost. With old-school style HOWTO's even if the primary site goes away, you can usually find a copy some place.

Of course, the same is also true of fora like LQ. If Jeremy were to decide to call it a day, just think how much valuable information would no longer be available

WiseDraco 02-11-2013 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazL (Post 4888918)
The thing I've never really liked about the wiki concept is that it's an online resource. If the site were ever to go away, all that knowledge would be lost. With old-school style HOWTO's even if the primary site goes away, you can usually find a copy some place.

Of course, the same is also true of fora like LQ. If Jeremy were to decide to call it a day, just think how much valuable information would no longer be available

+1
also must remember, there also is slackware users with no or limited internet access, as so i also any of us can sometimes install or make a configuration for system without internet access...
i think, place a snapshot of docs.slackware.com in .txt format in every new slackware distro under, say, /usr/docs/SlackHOWTO will be a good practice...

onebuck 02-11-2013 10:03 AM

Member Response
 
Hi,

Possibly add to Slackware-HOWTO;
Quote:

1.1. Sources of Documentation If you're new to Slackware, you'll be happy to know there is a *lot* of documentation and help available both on the Internet and on the CD-ROM itself.
A great source of general documentation about Linux is the Linux Documentation Project, online at: http://tldp.org/ Here you will find a collection of documents known as the "Linux HOWTOs" as well as other useful guides.

For additional help with Slackware, check out the Slackware forum at linuxquestions.org.

For additional user created documentation with Slackware then check out:Slackware Doc Project
Something along the lines of the bold text above added to the existing Slackware HOWTO. Just a suggestion to KISS.

ponce 02-11-2013 12:25 PM

+1 for onebuck.
I only would add the line before citing the linuxquestions forum (ar maybe also before the TLDP), just because I think should be supposed that people would look for best practices or faqs on docs.slackware.com before asking for help here ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazL (Post 4888918)
The thing I've never really liked about the wiki concept is that it's an online resource. If the site were ever to go away, all that knowledge would be lost. With old-school style HOWTO's even if the primary site goes away, you can usually find a copy some place.

Not at all to say that having some local txt/html dumps of the stuff isn't useful, but wikis are very dynamic so I guess it could be a little pain to maintain something like that, besides the export functions of dokuwiki or this nice feature (that allows you to save your personal selection of stuff in different formats to read it offline)...
BTW, I have no doubt Eric is backupping the dokuwiki material so should be easy to bring it up elsewhere if needed (obviously, I hope not ;) ).

elesmod 02-11-2013 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WiseDraco (Post 4888982)
place a snapshot of docs.slackware.com in .txt format in every new slackware distro

I see a small problem with this. Let's say we have all the tutorials on docs.slackware.com updated to work with Slackware 14.0; then Slackware 15.0 comes out (with maybe some significant changes); a number of the snapshotted docs will not be relevant then.

WiseDraco 02-12-2013 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elesmod (Post 4889470)
I see a small problem with this. Let's say we have all the tutorials on docs.slackware.com updated to work with Slackware 14.0; then Slackware 15.0 comes out (with maybe some significant changes); a number of the snapshotted docs will not be relevant then.

aha, good thing!
but, sometimes is better to have slightly old docs, than nothing. on other hand, now on slackware /usr/docs/HOWTO's we have a large number of howto files created approx 1997 - 2002, where even we encounter texts about kernel 2.2.x and so on...:)


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