[fpc-pascal] Printing the FPC documentation

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Sep 7 10:41:47 CEST 2009

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009, Corrado Valeri wrote:

> Graeme written:
>> My problem is the RTL document. It is HUGE! Last time I checked, it was
>> just under 1600 pages.
>> * Has anybody else printed the RTL document? If so, how did you bind it?
>>  No printer here wants to bind such a huge book.
>> - Graeme -
> I suggest the FPC dev team to consider the option to publish on lulu.com or
> simil service the RTL books, maybe splitted in two or three volumes. With
> money get back by the books sell we can finance FPC development.
> Here is an example: I'm an italian delphi win32 programmer that wants to
> move to linux operating systems, and I found this book
> http://gapil.truelite.it/ that explain in italian how to develop under
> linux.
> This book, 700 pages, is free and opensource, is distribuited online but you
> can *buy* also a printed copy on lulu.com. With money of every sell the
> author add more pages to the book. Note that lulu.com doesn't print books
> until their are sold. There is not a wast of paper :-)
> So, buying this book, i financed the book itself and i have got a well
> readable copy of this monolitic documentation.
> What do you think about?

I have thought about it many times. I'm a regular purchaser on Lulu,
maybe it is time to become a publisher :-)

Well, if there is enough demand, we could definitely consider this.


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