[NTLK] [ANN] The Newton FAQ ... Now on GitHub!
grant at splorp.com
Wed Jan 11 23:00:21 EST 2012
After a nine year hiatus, the mighty Newton FAQ is about to come back to life ... this time on GitHub.
The Newton FAQ project was originally led by Steve Weyer, Peter Rand, Sean Luke, and Paul Guyot. The most recent edition of the Newton FAQ was published in March of 2003, shortly after Daniel Padilla handed the reins over to me. I had been working on compiling a large number of updates and hoped to release a revised FAQ in November of 2003. Unfortunately, that never happened.
As the years passed, input and updates from the community slowed down, WikiWikiNewt had started to become the de facto resource for Newton related answers, and severe linkrot had settled in across the web of Newton sites.
In 2009, Tony Kan started going through the FAQ and sending me updates again. Once again, without a solid publishing plan in place, those updates never saw the light of day.
That is all about to change.
I have created a repository on the GitHub site for the Newton FAQ.
GitHub is a simple way to host, share, and version control code. Since the Newton FAQ is written in HTML and will (theoretically) go through hundreds of changes, updates, and iterations - this seemed like a perfect place to maintain it.
The current state of the Newton FAQ still leaves a lot to be desired and it will be undergoing intense review and editing over the next several months. Basically, don't expect a fresh release any time soon.
At least it has a new home (and a better future.)
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