Thanks for the info RE: /opt. I agree that 4G is a bit OTT, but rather safe than
sorry. I do have 13G to play with, so After careful consideration and a few
questions to Debian, it seemed wise to divide my disk space more or less evenly
between /usr, /var and /opt. This is overkill for all partitions, but will give
me plenty of space for growth. The next purchase for me, I think, is for more
memory. I think 19G of hard drive space should keep me going for quite some
And now for something completely different:
Now that I've got my CD-RW, and a colour printer that works, I am looking to
start publishing software. Not that I want to turn away from Linux, but my first
project is a C programming CD for Windows. I've got a great C compiler for
Windows, and was looking to package it with some documentation and tutorials. I
was thinking along the lines of a few html tutorials and some GPL'd source code
for examples. For a different twist, I was going to start from a full programme
in a top-down format rather than the usual bottom-up method. This way they will
have a programme that actually does something to examine, rather than just small
snippets of code that only high-light one or two functions.
Now some of you may know that I'm not a programmer, but then again, neither was
Bill Gates. I just want to put together the kind of C tutorial package that I've
been desperately searching for myself. As I haven't found one, I'll just have to
put it together myself. If I can sell a few as well, then at least that
justifies the purchase of the CD-RW. I really don't want to bootleg music CD's,
it kinda goes against my grain.
Now, how does this fit the list? As this list has some good programmers on it,
and I've seen a few examples of both code AND tutorials, I was hoping for a
little assistance, guidance and moral support. I've found a few tutorials on the
web, but several of them were incomplete, and others just seemed to miss the
point. I was going to start with these and build on them. If anyone knows of any
good tutorials, or could suggest some good GPL'd code that would make the basis
of a tutorial, I would really appreciate the help. If anyone has actually
written a good tutorial, or has some code that could high-light some training
points, This would be worth a mention in the credits.
Of course, all this might just turn out to be another one of my 'Great projects
that never quite get off the ground', but if I can learn a bit more about C
programming in the process, then at least that would be a start. Either way, it
could be fun and will definitely be enlightening at any rate.
Once again, thanks for all the help and support in the past and I'm sure there
will be other times when you will come to my rescue again.
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