Creating an Admin Handbook

Nik Clayton nik at
Tue Jul 20 10:34:38 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 10:03:54AM +0000, Murray Stokely wrote:
> I think the time has come to split up the Handbook.  


Yes, with a reservation.  Specifically, is there a description
anywhere of what constitutes a user task and what's an admin task?

Looking over the existing Handbook, all of the following (notionally in
the 'user' section) strike me as being admin tasks:

  Chapter  4 - Installing Applications
  Chapter  8 - Configuring the FreeBSD Kernel
  Chapter 10 - Linux Binary Compatability

Last time this sort of thing came up, we discussed making the split
along task-oriented lines, potentially leading to several smaller
handbooks, rather than the two books that you're suggesting.

This has been on the backburner for a *long* time:

So consider this one last stab at getting someone to implement that
idea.  Failing that, your willingness to do the work you've outlined
trumps my kvetching from the sidelines :-)

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