August 26, 2004

LDP Weekly News - August 25, 2004

The Linux Documentation Project Weekly News

Issue Number : 33 & 34
Publication Date : 2004-08-25

Table of Contents
1. New document proposals
2. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
3. News in The LDP world
4. HOWTO contribute to The LDP1. New document proposals

* Diego M. Vadell - UYR send a mail to the discuss list asking The LDP to
consider the inclusion of his
in The LDP collection. This howto wants to answer the
question "How to compile", and also give an lightweight explanation of
how does an ELF binary works, how does the shared libraries are found and
who are the actors of the compiling process, in order to give a system
administrator the tools and knowledge to troubleshoot compiling and
general library problems. Comments on his HOWTO are welcome.

* Jose Maria Lopez's team at bgSEC wrote a fairly comprehensive Physical Security HOWTO
Compressed with bzip2
for downloading). The document would be included in the Spanish LDP collection and Jose Maria Lopez would like to see the document translated into English and included with the English LDP collection. Please contact the team if you would like to help with the translation.

2. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides

* If every minute is important for you, the Coffee Making HOWTO is just the thing. Steadily heading for
1.0, v0.90 introduces a name change and info on Coffee+LAMP, apart from
other minor changes.

* Svetoslav Slavtchev's XFree Local Multi-User HOWTO has info about the Mandrake/Debian
IsolateDevice for configuring the X server to be used by multiple local

* Bin Nguyen sent in v0.65 of the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy,
in which he tells a bit more about himself and adds two new sections,
a.o. one for providing feedback. Also by Binh: the Linux Dictionary, v0.16.

* A.J. Lewis has additional info about the boot and root filesystems when
using LVM. Apart from that, minor fixes and updates in v0.13 of the

* Minor bug fixes in v1.4 of David Braun's Disk Encryption HOWTO.

* David S. Lawyer updated his Plug and Play HOWTO. It now covers /proc/isapnp
and sysfs in the 2.6 kernels. Some info about hot pluggable devices and
USB has been added as well.

* Minor corrections in the Linux
MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO v1.11
, submitted by Greg Wierzchowski.

3. News in The LDP world

* New mirrors:

Jason T. Hardy set up a TLDP Mirror
in Texas, USA, Cong Wu set one up that is reachable via the address, only for the students of the
Beijing Institute of Technology in China, Chung-Yen Chang created a new Taiwan mirror site.

4. HOWTO contribute to The LDP

The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP) is working on developing free, high
quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. If you want to help
TLDP, consider joining <discuss-subscribe@en.tldp.org7gt;.

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The LDP Weekly News is compiled and edited by Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar
Appaji Nag with help from several other people.

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