SVK Book

Brian W. Fitzpatrick fitz at
Tue Jul 19 10:58:23 CDT 2005

Oh CRAP.  I sent this to the wrong list.  Please disregard.


-Fitz, duh

On Jul 19, 2005, at 5:30 PM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> Dudes.  This rocks.  Can we host the code and the svkbook on red- 
> bean?  Please?
> Docs!  For svk!  I mean, come on!  :P)
> -Fitz
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Michael Brouwer <michael at>
>> Date: July 18, 2005 9:40:45 AM PDT
>> To: svnbook at
>> Cc: clkao at
>> Subject: SVK Book
>> Ben, Brian, and C. Michael,
>> After some encouragement from Chia-liang Kao and an AIM  
>> conversation with Brian, I've decided to start working on a book  
>> for SVK. Just as SVK draws on much of Subversion itself, it made  
>> sense that an SVK book would draw on the Subversion book.
>> So clkao set up a repository and I started off by with a copy of  
>> r1550 of the Subversion book repository.  Then I striped it down  
>> to just the English version of the Subversion book and it's build  
>> system.
>> In the last few days or so I've completed about 25% of chapter 09  
>> (the reference documentation).  Some other people from the SVK  
>> community have shown interest in helping take the book forward.
>> In the end I'm hoping that very little of the original Subversion  
>> book's content will be left, since for those parts of the book  
>> where the content would be identical to the Subversion book, it  
>> makes more sense for us to refer to the Subversion book.
>> This email is both to inform you of what we are doing and to ask  
>> you how you, as the original Subversion book authors wish to be  
>> attributed in the new book, as well as what to do with regards to  
>> the copyright information.  Right now you three are still listed  
>> as the primary authors, which since 95% of the book is unchanged  
>> makes sense.  But as the book progresses I'm hoping we will have  
>> kept mostly only the structure and build system setup from the  
>> original book.
>> Finally Brian and I toyed with the idea of possible hosting the  
>> new book on red-bean and potentially as a branch of the current  
>> subversion book in the same repository, or in it's own repository  
>> (right now it's in svn://  I'll let clkao  
>> jump in here too since ultimately I don't really care where it  
>> gets hosted at, as long as the SVK community gets a book to let  
>> them use SVK.
>> Michael L.H. Brouwer
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