The Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf: UNIX Internals
Posted Sep 4, 2008 4:24 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens
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Yes. But what you see, sometimes, because of that is that the book is not revised because the goal of tenure, etc., has been reached and the author isn't motivated to make the investment. And some folks don't get the intangible rewards they wanted from being an author (not that tenure is really intangible).
Of the various books in my series, I think only the Samba one got done in Samba's source code repository, and that one is probably the one that has most continued to live. If I do a series again, I'll make sure that all books have online source code repositories. Prentice has not done a good job of making the source available for my first 24 titles. But even with the Samba book it was hard to get the publisher to do a second edition, because there were lots of books that would come back from stores.
I can think of another book on Unix that had high expectations but turned out to be pretty much a flop for its author. I'd better not say which one, it'll start a fight.
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