|Ollivier Robert||Jul 29, 1995 6:59 pm|
|Jordan K. Hubbard||Jul 30, 1995 3:45 am|
|John Fieber||Jul 30, 1995 5:00 am|
|Jan Isley||Jul 31, 1995 12:01 pm|
|Brian Tao||Jul 31, 1995 5:14 pm|
|Warner Losh||Jul 31, 1995 5:43 pm|
|Brian Tao||Jul 31, 1995 6:19 pm|
|Ollivier Robert||Aug 1, 1995 1:43 am|
|Darryl Okahata||Aug 1, 1995 8:27 am|
|Ollivier Robert||Aug 1, 1995 8:49 am|
|Darryl Okahata||Aug 1, 1995 9:01 am|
|Ollivier Robert||Aug 1, 1995 9:07 am|
|John Fieber||Aug 6, 1995 12:22 pm|
|Subject:||Re: Updated FAQ on WWW.FreeBSD.ORG|
|From:||Jordan K. Hubbard (jk...@time.cdrom.com)|
|Date:||Jul 30, 1995 3:45:12 am|
As John Fieber is on the move, I've put the updated FAQ in HTML in my home directory so everyone can check it at
I've looked through this, and it looks pretty good! Congrats, Ollivier!
Now for some feedback.. :-)
In this, the mailing list FAQ, there should also probably be some instructions on how to subscribe to any of the listed addresses at the bottom. There's no sense in telling them just to send a `help' to majordomo if we can answer 99% of the questions by simply saying words to the effect of: "If you want to, for example, join the hackers mailing list, you would do ..." And so forth. I know that some of our docs DO give this kind of info, so we should put it here too.
"What do I need to run FreeBSD" should be fleshed out, not just point the user to the hardware compat section. At the minimum, it should at least have a POINTER to that section! This is HTML, yes? :-)
As strange as it sounds, you should also probably put a pointer to the various newsreading (and server creation) tools in /usr/ports/news here. The more ways you have for getting from point A to point B, the more generally useful this info is.
The first paragraph should have a reference to the FreeBSD Doc Project when it says that "some people are supposedly working on some". The goal of the project isn't necessarily to write a book, but it's doing a lot of the same things and this page should at least attempt to recruit a little extra help if it can.
I'd also put the link to www.ora.com in a little more of an obvious place and also have each volume in the 4.4 series have its own link, since each issue *does* have a picture associated with it!
Is pretty weak. It should contain more of the bibliographic information from the handbook, at least as links..
I'm not sure if "Copyrights" should be the first paragraph in the list of FreeBSD goals, but I suppose for lack of more material.. :-)
Still, I think this should be rephrased. Perhaps "Unrestricted Copyrights" would make a better heading under "Goals". We should also put some words in there about wanting to create a great OS, but then I expect you'll then want me to write those words too, so I'll shut up.. :-)
7. Installation section - need more stuff.
Can we somehow get my "Tips for DOS users" section at the top of the Install guide SGML'd and in here?
8. Hardware section - missing pieces.
We don't list the Sony drives (CDU 31/33A) as supported..
I think, in general, that this whole section could stand for someone to look through it with a copy of the 2.0.5 release notes in another window for comparison. I'm sure we're leaving more than this out!
9. The "where can I get Motif for FreeBSD?" section is out of date.
It should list Lasermoon Ltd as the contact, with the address info of:
Lasermoon Ltd 2a Beaconsfield Road Fareham, Hants England. PO16 0QB
Phone: +44 (01) 329 834944 FAX: +44 (0) 329 825936 Email: <in...@lasermoon.co.uk>
There are lots of other things in there that need updating, but at this point I'm really not sure if it's just better for ME to go change them or to talk to Ollivier in personal email listing them in less detail. I know that this email would easily be twice as long as the proposed changes if I went into this kind of detail for everything needing a change! :-)
Are you SURE you don't want me to take over the FAQ, Ollivier? There's a LOT OF WORK to be done in here and if you don't have the time, please don't be afraid to say so!