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Re: kernel-compilation-tutorial



On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 11:10 -0400, Tammy Fox wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 19:44, Kevin H. Hobbs wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 17:46 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 14:19, Kevin H. Hobbs wrote:
> > > > I just hacked together what I understand form the flamewars.  I am about
> > > > to try to follow my own instructions now and see if I'm even close. :-)
> > > > 
> > > > Coments are absolutely welcome.  I really have no idea what I'm doing.
> > > 
> > > Your work is welcome. A couple hints on how to proceed:
> > > 
> > > 1. Check out the Quick Start Guide [1] for an easy to read intro to how
> > > things [are supposed to] work with FDP. Especially important is the
> > > section on what you as a writer should be doing other than just working
> > > through the ideas.
> > > 
> > 
> > Ya I read it, sigh.  I was going to just make a text file but nooOOoo I
> > get to learn how to make it all pretty.
> > 
> > > 2. You might want to learn enough Emacs to make your DocBook XML editing
> > > easier. I never knew more vi than I needed to get by, but learning the
> > > same amount of Emacs wasn't any more difficult. The Docs Guide [2] has a
> > > chapter on using psgml, but there's also nXML and psgmlx out there too.
> > > 
> > 
> > gvim seems to be doing an ok job.  It likes REALLY big indents but
> > whatever.  I'll give emacs another go though.
> > 
> > > 3. You should include a better Introduction in your tutorial. Doing this
> > > helps you get an idea of what you want to accomplish in the tutorial,
> > > and also what you *don't* want to accomplish. That helps keep you on
> > > point and prevents your document from spinning off-topic. 
> > 
> > I'll definitely want to flesh it out more for sure. I don't quite know
> > enough to get too off topic. And the more people try to tell me to
> > include stu
> > 
> > > If you want an
> > > example, I will humbly offer my mirror-tutorial as an example. My
> > > current build is viewable at http://docs.frields.org -- you will find
> > > other docs there that are not good examples, but the mirror-tutorial
> > > follows guidelines we hashed out on the list previously.
> > > 
> > > Thanks for participating!
> > > 
> > > 
> > > [1] http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/documentation-quick-start/
> > > [2] http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/documentation-guide/
> > > -- 
> > > Paul W. Frields, RHCE
> > 
> > 
> > I'll check those out for sure.
> > 
> > ______________________________________________________________________
> Kevin,
> 
> Thanks for writing this. It is a much needed tutorial. I moved the open
> bug to block the docs in progress tracker instead.
> 
> I co-authored an article in the first issue of Wide Open Magazine about
> the 2.6 kernel, including how to recompile it. I'll compare your version
> with mine and see if I can add to it. Please send me your latest version
> if you have made any changes since the version you posted and I can send
> you a patch. Or, if you prefer I can just list the changes in an email.
> Let me know which you prefer.
> 
> Cheers,
> Tammy
> 
> Tammy


Sorry, I got behind on my e-mail.  Paul Frields gave me some pointers,
but I would appreciate any input available.  I started this because all
I could find was the flamewar.

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