Lars Strand is the author of the Mobile IPv6 HOWTO. He describes how to configure mobile computers, such as laptops and PDAs, for actual mobile use with IPv6. You need a fully functional IPv6 network; how to set up one is discussed in the IPv6 HOWTO. You'll need to patch kernels. We know the Kernel HOWTO is in review, but! 1. Lars gives a step-by-step explanation and 2. you may find the same information in the ACPI HOWTO. Our reviewers are working on the Kernel HOWTO as fast as they can, there's already a draft for the new Kernel HOWTO.
Guylhem Aznar wrote to the editors of Linux Gazette asking if it would be possible for LG.net to submit documents to TLDP in a format that the TLDP could use to redistribute on its website under a free license. He indicated that a clear source format with semantic tags (such as docbook or linuxdoc) is preferable and that mirroring the documents would be a better opportunity to support LG.net than simply mirroring the website.
Saqib Ali created a website that can convert the XML Documents stored in the CVS to HTML/PDF on-the-fly. The idea is to to let the HOWTO authors to view the HTML/PDF output of their XML source once they commit the source to the CVS. Using the converter is as simple as going to something like http://www.xml-dev.com:8080/tldp/http://cvsview.tldp.org/index.cgi/*checkout*/LDP/howto/docbook/DocBook-OpenJade-SGML-XML-HOWTO.xml.
Even thought David Lawyer's concerns regarding the volume of work associated with a WHATIS series were valid, John R. Daily was reluctant to forestall a possibly valuable change for years without at least conducting an experiment. He set up a WHATIS wiki at http://geekhavoc.com/whatis/. Feel free to contribute. The WHATIS wiki would be a valuable resource for reference of certain often used terms within the LDP HOWTOs.
Stein Gjoen announced that the LDP HOWTO Generator was ready for use. The current version is 0.40 at http://www.nyx.net/~sgjoen/The_LDP_HOWTO_Generator.html. A link to this resource has been added to the revised LDP author guide.
Rahul Sundaram initiated a thread for discussing getting sponsorship for the LDP and a reward program like that of Gnome and Mozilla. During the thread, Saqib Ali said that a HOWTO about the product of a company could be reviewed by them and the LDP could place an ad acknowledging the same. David Lawyer however, was in disagreement with him.
During the discussion on The LDP document licenses, Guylhem Aznar suggested that we should require authors to automatically grant the right to TLDP to appoint a new maintainer for their documents when they can no longer be reached for some time.
In his continued advocacy for LinuxDoc because of its ease of use, David Lawyer discovered that the conversion of LinuxDoc to HTML and of DocBook to HTML result in a different naming scheme for chunks. For DocBook, the chunk names are the same as the label name. For LinuxDoc, the chunk names are the same as the title of the doc with a numeric prefix. However, Mark Komarinski said that, reformatting the document will lead to incorrect links even though the links themselves exist and that the solution (for both formats) is to make sure your section names make sense and there will be little reason to rename them.
Binh Nguyen complained that a certain PearL Linux Limited created a database based entirely on the definitions from the Linux Dictionary and did not acknowledge the original source.
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