May 27, 2004

The LDP Weekly News - May 26, 2004

Author: Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar Appaji Nag

Issue Number : 21
Publication Date : 2004-05-26

Table of Contents

1. New document proposals
2. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
3. News in The LDP world
4. Discussions on The LDP lists
5. HOWTO contribute to The LDP

1. New document proposals

*Artemio has been working with RTLinux for a while, and wrote installation
instructions to help newbies on the RTLinux mailing list. His RTLinux
installation instructions are now also a part of the official RTLinux
package. Artemio would now like to take over the (out dated) RTLinux HOWTO and create a RTLinux
Installation HOWTO and RTLinux Programming HOWTO (or, RTLinux Module
Programming HOWTO).

*Teus Benschop proposed to write a Bible Translation HOWTO. His HOWTO
would cover the software that is currently available for Linux, explain
how VMware was used to use to run the Bible translation software that is
available for Windows, and detail out how to integrate the two OSes to
make the best of the job, and then call for new software to be written.

2. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides

*The K7s5a HOWTO
describing the Elite K7s5a motherboard is a joint effort of Sebfrance,
Andreas Willenbrink, lvaro Reguly and Paolo Berva. Version 2.0 contains
corrections sent in by the readers.

*Ricardo Alexandre Mattar posted v1.2 of the
Samba Authenticated Gateway
. This HOWTO documents the creation of a firewall or gateway that
uses rules based on user access, in which the users are authenticated by
a Samba Primary Domain Controller. On the outside, you don't notice too
many changes; this version is mainly a cleanup of the source code.

*Machtelt Garrels sent in v1.13 of the Introduction to Linux guide. Apart from some minor
updates, she added references to rdesktop, updated the glossary and
thanks the people who translated the guide into Hindi.

*The Linux Documentation Project Reviewer HOWTO v1.4.2 corrects some
spelling mistakes from v1.4.1. Emma Jane Hogbin sent in this new

*Artemiy I. Pavlov released the
SquashFS HOWTO v1.1
. This revision has modifications to the HOWTO to keep
it current to SquashFS release 1.3r3.

3. News in The LDP world

*New mirror in Belgrado.

Ljubisa Radivojevic volunteered to set up a mirror of TLDP in Belgrado.
With this, he created the first mirror in the Serbia-Montenegro region. A
complete list of our mirrors can be found at Most are updated daily or
even multiple times per day, so choose one near to you!

4. Discussions on The LDP lists

*Bible Translation HOWTO

Teus Benschop
proposed to write a Bible Translation HOWTO and
requested feedback. People had different
ideas about the topic
and the content of documents that The LDP should host. Rodolfo J Paiz
posted his ideas on why Teus Benschop's proposal should be given a
chance. Greg Ferguson
said that it would be good if Teus could design
this in a generic manner covering available translation software and
then, cover the bible translation as a "case study".

5. 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 <>.

Help us create this newsletter. We need volunteers who follow the community
(mailing lists, newsgroups, web channels) and report events related to free
software documentation. Write to us at <>.

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