On 17:40 Tue 04 Mar , Olivier Fisette wrote:
> Hi all,
> With the Gentoo 2008.0 beta scheduled for 3 March , Sonny Gaviola  and I
> have exchanged mails to relaunch the project of a Gentoo-centric issue of the
> French version of the Linux Identity magazine . This was discussed before
>  but put on hold when 2007.1 was cancelled.
> To summarise, we are asked to produce a 36-page magazine issue presenting
> Gentoo Linux 2008.0. Suggested topics are:
> 1. Introduction/Editorial (1 page) and Table of Contents (1 page)
> 2. DVD contents description (2-4 pages)
> - DVD 1 - Bootable install disc, 32 bits version
> - DVD 2 - Bootable install disc, 64 bits version
> 3. Installing Gentoo 2008.0 (5-8 pages)
> 4. System Configuration (5-8 pages)
> 5. FAQ and where to find help (4-6 pages)
> 6. Three articles on practical topics (4-6 pages); examples: most interesting
> applications working under Gentoo 2008.0, tips and tricks, complementary
> software, desktop environments, keeping one's system up to date.
> One page is roughly 4000 characters and 2 screen captures. Ideally, the
> material should be ready at about the same time as the official release of
> Gentoo 2008.0 (scheduled for 17 March), but delays of few weeks are
> acceptable. Financial compensation would be 30 USD per page (1080 USD for the
> whole issue).
> I would appreciate if the PR team could help me publicise this and motivate
> developers to either write something or point me to existing material that we
> could use to base articles on. I can take care of translating English
> material and plan to write at least two articles, but I doubt I would be up
> to writing the whole thing all by myself. Also, is anyone from the PR team
> interested in contributing material?
> Here are a few random article ideas:
> - The Gentoo Linux Installer
> - Using Portage
> - Managing Web applications with webapp-config
> - Configuring Java in Gentoo
> - Using Portage overlays with layman
> - Hard drive encryption using dm-crypt
> - A review of music players available in Portage
> - A review of desktop environments available in Portage
I'm sorry for taking forever to reply to this; my non-Linux life has
been crazy and just calmed down in the past few days. It looks like the
2008.0 release has graciously slipped to compensate for my tardiness.
Previous Gentoo-focused magazine issues (like that one Polish magazine)
have publicized this effort on -core, so that might be a good place to
start looking for authors. Would you like to take this to -core?
It might be worth considering whether the money would go to Gentoo or to
individual authors, or whether to let them make the choice.
I don't have any time to work on this personally, but I expect a few
devs would be interested.
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