Guides and Rails Book

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Daniel Lopes

Mar 26, 2009, 8:17:53 AM3/26/09
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Rails guides are amazing, and became a huge start point and reference
guide. Some times ago, I saw the idea of create a Rails Comunity Book
and this idea don't go further yet ( I think because everybody now
focus on wiki and guides ).

Why we not release the guides contents as pdf book? If we find a easy
way to convert all guides in a PDF version that anyone can download or
print (maybe buy from

I think is good way to keep focus centralized (in guides) and still
have a good and actual book.

Mike Gunderloy

Mar 26, 2009, 8:29:54 AM3/26/09
The Rails Book is still in the planning stages, though it hasn't been
a front-burner project yet. The planned Rails Book has a distinctly-
different format and goal from the Guides:
explains the visions.

If you'd like to work on the Rails Book, Matt Aimonetti would be the
one to tackle.

You should also note that the Guides are released under a CC-SA
license - so if you'd like to do the work of converting to book form,
feel free! You'll find the Textile source in the current Rails tree
under /railties/guides if you want to start from there.


Daniel Lopes

Mar 27, 2009, 9:58:02 AM3/27/09
to Rails Activism
Thanks Mike, the convert guides to the book was only a basic idea. For
now I can't help a lot because I'm workin on the translation of
docrails to portuguese-br and we almost finished (http:// ... after we finish the
translation I will try help in wiki (specially in the design) and then
I can work on book (my english is not very well at the point to write
a book, so I can help with diagramming and design services)
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