Gauging interest: sysadmin book?

Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers,
-RK

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Carlos Beltran <cbeltran@dist.unige.it> wrote:

Robert,

In my opinion it will be very nice to have such a book. I have often
students asking me how to do this or that administrative stuff in Qnx; most
of the times I have to search in the web because I don’t remember a
particular command…etc. It would be great to tell them; “uhmm, just look
in the book” > :slight_smile:> .

Carlos Beltran.

Thanks for the feedback! I’ll be starting up a temporary webpage with
some “sketches” for the content, to serve as a starting point for
people to look at the outline. That way, people can tell if there’s
something obviously missing :slight_smile:

More as I have it.

Cheers,
-RK

“Robert Krten” <> rk@parse.com> > wrote in message
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Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers,
-RK

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Robert Krten <rk@parse.com> wrote:

Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

6.3 includes a new Neutrino User’s Guide that covers a lot of sysadmin
stuff. You might want to see what it has to say before you get too
involved in a new book.


Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems

Robert,

In my opinion it will be very nice to have such a book. I have often
students asking me how to do this or that administrative stuff in Qnx; most
of the times I have to search in the web because I don’t remember a
particular command…etc. It would be great to tell them; “uhmm, just look
in the book” :slight_smile:.

Carlos Beltran.

“Robert Krten” <rk@parse.com> wrote in message
news:c80rc9$qda$1@inn.qnx.com

Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers,
-RK

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Steve Reid <stever@sreid.ott.qnx.com> wrote:

Robert Krten <> rk@parse.com> > wrote:
Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

6.3 includes a new Neutrino User’s Guide that covers a lot of sysadmin
stuff. You might want to see what it has to say before you get too
involved in a new book.

Yup; been emailing with Eric :slight_smile:

Cheers,
-RK

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Charlie Powell <cwilliamp@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thanks for the feedback but.

  1. Why doesn’t QNX restore the Admin Guide, or an improved one, it once had
    on its website? That seems like the more proper way to support their
    customer base.

I’ve asked the web people to put the old Sys Admin guide back, but I don’t
know what’s on their list of things to do. I’ll ask about posting the
new User’s Guide.

  1. When will 6.3 be available so we can get that User’s Guide?

As far as I know, in a matter of weeks.


Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems

Thanks for the feedback but.

  1. Why doesn’t QNX restore the Admin Guide, or an improved one, it once had
    on its website? That seems like the more proper way to support their
    customer base.

  2. When will 6.3 be available so we can get that User’s Guide?

Thanks in advance,
Charlie Powell

“Steve Reid” <stever@sreid.ott.qnx.com> wrote in message
news:c82ev0$4s4$1@inn.qnx.com

Robert Krten <> rk@parse.com> > wrote:
Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

6.3 includes a new Neutrino User’s Guide that covers a lot of sysadmin
stuff. You might want to see what it has to say before you get too
involved in a new book.


Steve Reid > stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems

Hi RK…

I hope that all is well.

In the days of QNX 4.2x and later, QSSL had a number of books. Those
books were/are great, but I recall that your QNX 4.X book was very
useful indeed. It never hurts to have the same thing explained from a
different point a view and with some different examples. I will buy your
book when you publish it, and I am sure that others will too.

Regards…

Miguel.


Robert Krten wrote:

Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers,
-RK

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I think I can pretty much gaurantee that most people will get something
out of BOTH the QSSL book and Robert’s.

Personally I like the idea of an actual book with pages that I can lie in
bed reading (as opposed to scrolling down).

Finally, I have a bookshelf with probibly a little over 100 computer
related books. Since I tell people that for almost 17 years I’ve worked
exclusivly with QNX shouldn’t a few of those books be QNX books?

OK. Here’s my final, final comment. Once upon a time there was a sense of
community in the QNX community. We’ve kind of lost that. Come on folks,
support the community!

In article <c80rc9$qda$1@inn.qnx.com>, rk@parse.com says…

Hi Rob,

Might be you’ll find this interesting for you :slight_smile: In Russia (exUSSR),
such a small book for newbies kinda “QNX at a glance” covering a lot of
installation/sysadmin aspects became popular in a very short period of
time. They’re printing second edition now (first edition was issued in
October 2003). You can take a look:
http://www.books.ru/shop?search_type=books&query=����+QNX

At that on-line bookstore your “Getting started with Neutrino 2
(translated to russian)” takes position 66 in their sales rating, and
that “QNX for newbie” is on place 42. Your book was on top of their
sales in QNX branch few monthes ago, but now it takes second place.

Of course, you should take into consideration some regional specific :slight_smile:
Just my $0.02CAD,

Cheers,
Eduard.


Hi folks,

I’m looking to see how much interest there is in doing a QNX Neutrino
systems administration book. Currently, the one that QSSL has on the
web seems to keep disappearing. Plus, I’m sure a paper copy would be
much more welcome than webpages, especially when you are trying to get
a new system up and running > :slight_smile:

So, if you are interested, or have suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers,
-RK

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