February 19, 2004

The LDP Weekly News - Feb 18, 2004

Author: Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar Appaji Nag

The Linux Documentation Project Weekly News

Issue Number : 7
Publication Date : 2004-02-18

Table of Contents
1. Documents submitted for review
2. New document proposals
3. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
4. News in The LDP world
4.1. Iceland Icenet mirror moved
5. HOWTO contribute to TLDP

1. Documents submitted for review

* Kai Schlachter polished up the documentation he wrote about the installation process of glibc, took a crash course in docbook and sent in his contribution, which he would like to call the Glibc mini-HOWTO. It's
not complete yet: Kai still needs to fine tune this document to be compliant with the newer versions of glibc, but comments on the document are welcome.

* Lars Strand wrote an OLSR (Optimized Link State Routing Protocol) IPv6 HOWTO (source XML + images), describing this routing protocol for mobile ad-hoc networks. The document has had a technical review, the result of which is now here. Lars is
of the opinion that a language review would be valuable.

2. New document proposals

* Michael Schlenstedt is working on an ISDN HOWTO (Table of contents) ( German version), explaining ISDN-support in 2.6 kernels. In the new kernels, a lot has changed and Michael wants to describe installation and give some background information about CAPI and ISDN4Linux so as to be able to troubleshoot.

* Luigi Bitoni proposed a text documenting the combination of Apache, Tomcat, Sun's JDK and mod_jk. Luc De Louw (author of a slightly related MMBase Installation HOWTO), http://lists.tldp.org/index.cgi?1:mss:6674:
200402] suggested combining the efforts, because he is not a Tomcat and mod_jk specialist.

3. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides

* Mendel Cooper has bug fixes and more examples in the [http://www.tldp.org
/LDP/abs/html/] Advanced Bash Scripting Guide v2.5.

* Major points of attention in v0.7 of the [http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/
LVM-HOWTO/] LVM HOWTO are the inclusion of a discussion about LVM 2 and
the addition of a FAQ section. Author AJ Lewis handed over the copyright
to RedHat.

4. News in The LDP world

4.1. Iceland Icenet mirror moved

Albert Ragnarsson let us know that the TLDP mirror over at http://
www.eldveggir.com/eldveggur/LDP/ no longer exists because he dropped the
domain. A replacement is available from [http://ldp.icenet.is/] http://
ldp.icenet.is/. This mirror is updated daily.

5. HOWTO contribute to TLDP

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quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. If you want to help
TLDP, consider joining .

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The LDP Weekly News is compiled and edited by Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar
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