Subject: Re: [boost] Book "The Boost C++ Libraries" now in English
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-23 07:55:12
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From: "Boris Schaeling" <boris_at_[hidden]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 12:21 PM
Subject: [boost] Book "The Boost C++ Libraries" now in English
> Andreas and I are pleased to announce that the book "The Boost C++
> Libraries" is now available in English: <http://en.highscore.de/cpp/boost/>
> At this point I have to thank Andreas who started translating the 16
> chapters of my book nearly a year ago and managed to finish this
> tremendous amount of work after all that time. Without him there wouldn't
> be a single sentence of my book available in English. Thank you, Andreas!
> While you can simply click on <http://en.highscore.de/cpp/boost/> and have
> a look, here are some explanations in case someone is interested:
> * The book is licensed under a Creative Commons License and can be copied,
> distributed and transmitted for non-commercial use. As the part "for
> non-commercial use" might raise some concerns: You are definitely allowed
> to use the book at work (print it, hand it out to colleagues, publish it
> on intranet web servers etc.). We also welcome trainers who want to use
> the book in classes about the Boost C++ libraries (even if you are paid as
> a trainer). There is no need to ask us for permission either. What we
> don't want to see though is e.g. a commercial IT magazine simply filling
> pages by printing the book.
> * The book currently consists of 16 chapters. While there are some
> chapters which present only one library, others introduce a couple of
> libraries. I decided not to write one chapter per library because some
> libraries are so small that it's all explained within a few paragraphs. If
> you want to lookup libraries though you find direct links in the overview
> * There is a link "Found an error? Fix it in your browser!" below the
> to display the link). If you click on the link the webpage becomes
> editable. This makes it rather easy to fix typos or other mistakes.
> Changes are saved on the server and will be reviewed (to protect against
> * If you click on "Found an error? Fix it in your browser!" there is
> another option called "Mark keywords". If you select this option you can
> mark words (by clicking on them). The idea is to create an index by
> marking those words which you think should be included in an index. As
> it's quite a lot of work to create a good index we welcome proposals of
> what to include.
> * For those who know German there is still the original version of the
> book at <http://www.highscore.de/cpp/boost/>. The content is the very same
> (even same sample codes). We will also keep the books in sync (it's not
> that the German version won't be updated anymore).
> * You can download the HTML version of the book from
> <http://en.highscore.de/cpp/boost/The%20Boost%20C++%20Libraries.zip>. The
> ZIP file contains all the web pages and other resources you need to read
> the book offline. For those who'd like to get a PDF or ePub version of the
> book there are links to download them. You'll notice that the download of
> those versions is not for free. The money is used to pay server costs and
> to finance new chapters. We hope you agree that the prices are reasonable.
> * If you purchase the ePub version of the book I am very interested in
> your feedback. As the eBook market is still rather small it's difficult to
> get the feedback you need to understand what to improve.
> Given that there have been many discussions lately about what's wrong with
> Boost, we hope that this book will give the Boost libraries and C++
> another, well, boost. :-)
I have added a link to your book on the References wiki page I have created some weeks ago.