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Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at red-bean.com
Mon Jul 25 12:18:54 CDT 2005

On Jul 22, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Martin Stiaszny wrote:

> I've heard good things about the book; haven't had a chance to sample
> the content yet, but one of the first things I noticed was the
> typesetting.  The margins are narrow and the type and line spacing
> small.  Perhaps this was done intentionally to conserve paper, but it
> makes for a much harder read on the eyes.  Also, some of figures are
> quite fuzzy.

No, it's just the result of a particular stylesheet in our build  
system.  We're converting docbook-xml into 'fo', and the the FOP  
program renders the 'fo' data into PDF.

We're quite picky about our html CSS appearance.  But I don't think  
anyone has made an effort to improve the "default" appearance of  
the .fo files that get generated.  We'd love your help!

> I would just buy a copy from O'Reilly (hopefully the project gets some
> money from that) in hopes of getting more appealing typesetting, but I
> hear the first edition contains quite a few errors

I know of almost no errors at all in the hardcopy.  Out of date?   
Sure.  The hardcopy doesn't explain svn 1.1 or 1.2 features.  :-)

> Is O'Reilly coming out with a second edition any
> time soon?

Not that we know of.

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