Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#3827 closed bug (fixed)

Haiku User Guide refers to " /boot/beos"

Reported by: bbjimmy Owned by: humdinger
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Documentation Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Since we changed to "/boot/system", we need to change all references to "/boot/beos" in the Haiku User Guide to match. We will also need to note that references to "boot/beos" in the BeBook will be referring to "/boot/system" on an Haiku file system.

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screenshot1 (252.9 KB) - added by bbjimmy 10 years ago.
just one of many references.

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by humdinger

Owner: changed from nielx to humdinger
Status: newassigned

Can you point to a "/boot/beos" in the user guide. I did all those changes last week IIRC. Did I overlook some?

Regarding the BeBook, I'm not sure where to include this note. Maybe a developer can comment if that is even necessary. Is the rest of the BeBook really 100% Haiku compatible, or would there be even bigger changes necessary? However, if I understand correctly, we're only allowed to provide the BeBook "as is", right?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by umccullough

RE: bebook, I think you're correct, we were only allowed to redistribute it, but not modify the content without express permission from ACCESS.

I believe providing the original BeBook was mostly just a stop-gap until a proper HaikuBook was ready...

Changed 10 years ago by bbjimmy

Attachment: screenshot1 added

just one of many references.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by bbjimmy

Using hrev30394 ... every place /boot./system should be referenced, /boot/beos is used. The user guide may be the place to note the issue in the bebook as we do not have permission to change the bebook text.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by bbjimmy

Ah I see, the documentation is not included in the build. I was installing over an old install. Why is the documentation folder no longer included?

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by bbjimmy

This goes back to when the build system stopped allowing one to include all optional packages. I never guessed that the Haiku User Guide would be considered optional nor that one needed to include "Welcome" to get the user guide (not intuitive.) Once I included the Welcome optional package I get the newly updated user guide. Still under /boot/system/documentation/userguide/en/filesystem-layout.html BeOS is referenced in the text describing /boot/system.

"The fact that it's called "beos" shows Haiku's BeOS heritage. It wasn't renamed yet to ensure backward compatibility with BeOS software."

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by humdinger

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Thanks bbjimmy, I really did miss that one. Corrected with hrev30462.

The user guide sorta grew out of the welcome package. I guess it should be separated at one point.

I think I close this ticket. The user guide should be clean now and we can't note it in the BeBook at the moment. Some day every departure from the original BeBook has to be documented...

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