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Re: QUERY - Including the new LDP PostgreSQL HOWTO in the main PostgreSQL distribution

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: QUERY - Including the new LDP PostgreSQL HOWTO in the main PostgreSQL distribution
Date: 2001-07-09 12:31:16
Message-ID: 200107091231.f69CVGk16384@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Hi all,
> 
> We've had the go-ahead from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) guys
> to create a new PostgreSQL HOW-TO for a while now.  I was going to start
> it off just to make sure we had something, so that it could be put
> around instead of Al Dev's Database Guide (the bad one).
> 
> Well, I haven't had time.  Here's my thought, I'd like to know what
> people think.
> 
>  - How about we create a new PostgreSQL HOW-TO, have it as part of the
> main distribution, and have that be the one which the LDP guys use?
> 
> They use DocBook format, as do we, and I feel this will allow us to keep
> a very in-sync relationship between the new PostgreSQL HOW-TO and the
> present version.
> 
> It also means that no one person has total control of it, and it can be
> contributed to by anyone that has a suggestion and/or can generate a
> diff.

I always wondered how a HOTTO differs from an FAQ or the existing docs.

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