An LWN reader survey
Posted Feb 1, 2007 20:45 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: An LWN reader survey
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
I agree. The problem with non-trivial howtos is that they are necessarily tied to a particular version of a particular distribution.
For instance, I'm in the middle of writing a KVM howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM . I'd love to submit something like this to LWN for publication. The problem is, it would take days for me to make it distribution-neutral. And, if it did cover most of the popular distributions, it would probably be incomprehensible. Ever try following code with tons of #ifdefs in it? Now picture that with English...
HOWTOs are great. I'm just skeptical that they could be turned into something worthy of publication on LWN.
(I suppose one solution would be a wiki-type-thing, where readers could translate HOWTOs to different distros themselves. That sounds a little far-fetched though...)
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