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Re: unmaintained HOWTOs-howto
- To: Gary Preckshot <>
- Subject: Re: unmaintained HOWTOs-howto
- From: David Lawyer <>
- Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 17:38:25 -0700
- Cc: LDP <>
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On Fri, May 19, 2000 at 11:24:22AM -0700, Gary Preckshot wrote:
> How do you find out which howtos are unmaintained?
See metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/unmaintained. I think
there's a pointer to this from the mirror sites.
We still need a page for HOWTOs where the current maintainer wants
out, but is willing to continue until another maintainer is found.
At one time I thought it would be worthwhile to spilt the unmaintained
HOWTOs into 2 categories: One category would be ones that don't need
to be maintained because they are obsolete. The rest would currently
need a new maintainer. I've changed my mind on this and now think
that even ones that are of only historical interest still need a
maintainer to maintain the "history" or add historical notes as to how
this technology/software was replaced by something better. Such a
maintainer would likely have an easy job if few (if any) people are
using the HOWTO. While there is no great "need" for such a
maintainer, it would be nice if someone wants to do it.
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