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Re: [e4-dev] Do We Need a Book?

Mike, I had to think about this over the weekend in order to get my story / concerns straight...

1) I really do think that Eclipse 4 / EAP deserve a book and I also think that the eclipse community would get true value from it
2) I'd be quite happy to work with others on making this happen

- but -

We are currently focused on ensuring that Eclipse 4 Juno is all that it can be so any time spent on the book will have to be balanced against the Juno work. All indications from those I've talked to warn me that it'll take more time that it would appear to need at first blush.

I have no idea how the book writing process goes as far as getting a publisher / editor...can you clue me in ?

The timing is such that (for me) it would be best to get started on this now (content gathering, structure...) but as a background task, leaving the bulk of the editing work until after the Juno release (this would also ensure that we can cover off any late changes...).

My 2 cents...I'd love to hear from others that may be interested in making this happen...

From: "Mike Milinkovich" <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <e4-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 01/04/2012 12:25 PM
Subject: [e4-dev] Do We Need a Book?
Sent by: e4-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

With Eclipse 4 going mainstream in June, it occurs to us that there could very much be a need for some sort of book. I certainly defer to the much greater wisdom of the people here, but something along the lines of the following would be of great value:
  • What is the Eclipse 4 platform? Its motivation, and its benefits.
  • Why Eclipse 4 is a better RCP
  • Backwards compatibility
  • A migration guide on how to move your Eclipse 3.x RCP application or plug-in to native Eclipse 4.
Is there any group of people on this list that would be interested in working on such a book? Calling Lars Vogel, Tom Schindl, Kai Toetder, Eric Moffat, Remy Suen, and I am sure many other potential co-authors!
Mike Milinkovich
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