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Olivier Fisette
Hi all,

With the Gentoo 2008.0 beta scheduled for 3 March [1], Sonny Gaviola [2] and I
have exchanged mails to relaunch the project of a Gentoo-centric issue of the
French version of the Linux Identity magazine [3]. This was discussed before
[4] 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

Kind regards,

Olivier

[1] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/releng/release/2008.0
[2] [hidden email]
[3] http://www.linuxidentity.com
[4]
http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-pr/msg_92869534da8511e5682c912233377730.xml

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Re: Gentoo-centric Linux Identity magazine issue

Donnie Berkholz-2
On 17:40 Tue 04 Mar     , Olivier Fisette wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> With the Gentoo 2008.0 beta scheduled for 3 March [1], Sonny Gaviola [2] and I
> have exchanged mails to relaunch the project of a Gentoo-centric issue of the
> French version of the Linux Identity magazine [3]. This was discussed before
> [4] 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

Hey,

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.

Thanks,
Donnie
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Re: Gentoo-centric Linux Identity magazine issue

Olivier Fisette
On Tuesday, 18 March 2008 at 02:44:45 am, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> 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?

No problem; I have had no time for Gentoo for the last two weeks anyway. I
will call for articles on the core mailing list right away.

> 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 was hoping we could simply donate the money to the Gentoo Foundation.
Deciding how to split the money for articles/translations/reviews would
probably be annoying...

Thanks,

Olivier

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