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Publications : APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
Posted by AndreasM on 2008/5/15 8:40:00 (1936 reads) News by the same author
Publications

Resized ImageIt is already known that we try to reprint the English Amiga Guru Book by Ralph Babel.
Some additions were also planned to the original book.

The German Amiga Guru Book is available for some time now.

Nevertheless some Amiga users needed to put some pirated copies of the book online.

The print material is ready and actually we wanted to give it to the printing press.

But since several weeks there is a torrent with a pirated copy of the English Amiga Guru Book online.


Due to the fact that some Amiga users don't show up any support towards those who keep their platform up and try to supply them with information this project is hereby discontinued.

That's why the Amiga Future project AGG which should be financed through the reprint has also been discontinued.

Original statement by Ralph Babel:

Unfortunately, the release of the 800-page extended edition of the Amiga Guru Book (covering OS 3.x and beyond) scheduled for April was preempted by some fool seeding a scan of the older version into one of those pirate-to-pirate networks, eliminating all hopes of me ever being able to recover the cost of a reprint, so the project had to be stopped immediately to avoid further loss of time and money. Thank you, Keith.

http://babel.de
http://www.apc-tcp.de

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Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/15 8:54  Updated: 2008/5/15 8:54
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2067
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
All I can say is F***ing D**kheads!
(and I don't mean APC&TCP either)
orgin
Published: 2008/5/15 9:32  Updated: 2008/5/15 9:35
Supreme Council
Joined: 11/16/2006
From: Sweden
Comments: 3157
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
What type of book is it? Programmers book or user book?

Edit: Just read on the web page that it's a programmers book. I'd defenitly buy that if it was ever printed (english version). Should be of use even for gcc under os4 I presume?
xeron
Published: 2008/5/15 10:24  Updated: 2008/5/15 10:24
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, UK, Europe, Earth, Milky Way, The Universe
Comments: 413
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
The guru book fills in (pretty much) all the gaps in the RKMs, stuff like how to write handlers, filesystems and all sorts of stuff, as far as i can tell.

A version updated to just os3.x would still be reasonably useful for OS4 (hell, i was reading my hardcopy RKMs just the other day while developing for OS4).

I would definately have bought a copy
orgin
Published: 2008/5/15 11:44  Updated: 2008/5/15 11:44
Supreme Council
Joined: 11/16/2006
From: Sweden
Comments: 3157
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
If there was a price available perhaps it would be possible to set up a preorder thingie for it. And if there's enough interested just print it?
AndreasM
Published: 2008/5/15 11:46  Updated: 2008/5/15 11:46
Quite a regular
Joined: 02/15/2007
From:
Comments: 510
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
sorry people, the project are dead
Mikey_C
Published: 2008/5/15 12:05  Updated: 2008/5/15 12:05
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: Cambridgeshire, UK.
Comments: 2067
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
Shame. Real Shame.

I think there is some interest on it Andreas.
afxgroup
Published: 2008/5/15 12:09  Updated: 2008/5/15 12:09
Amigans Defender
Joined: 12/02/2006
From: Taranto, Italy
Comments: 916
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
uhm,
i think that even if there is a torrent no one prefer a stupid PDF instead a "real" book.
Why don't you ask how many people would buy a copy?
One is mine
Antique
Published: 2008/5/15 17:50  Updated: 2008/5/15 17:50
Home away from home
Joined: 11/30/2006
From: Norway
Comments: 2470
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
That's a shame.
LiveForIt
Published: 2008/5/15 21:06  Updated: 2008/5/15 21:06
Home away from home
Joined: 11/20/2006
From: Norway
Comments: 2733
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
Not where well advertised, did not know about the book before now
AndreasM
Published: 2008/5/16 9:20  Updated: 2008/5/16 9:20
Quite a regular
Joined: 02/15/2007
From:
Comments: 510
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
i write today a email to ralph and ask him again that he allow that we print the book. when he say no is the project for me closed. dont make really fun when i look why he dont would like reprint the book....
HenryCase
Published: 2008/5/17 13:30  Updated: 2008/5/17 13:30
Just popping in
Joined: 03/11/2008
From:
Comments: 11
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
I've just created an online petition so we can show Ralph how much we still want a legitimate copy of the Amiga Guru Book in English. Please sign the petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/4m1ga123/petition.html
Thanks.
nbache
Published: 2008/5/17 16:44  Updated: 2008/5/17 16:44
Just can't stay away
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Comments: 1106
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
Good initiative. Already 19 signatures in the first three hours. But we need (and should easily get) many more. Get over there and sign, guys!

Best regards,

Niels
orgin
Published: 2008/5/17 17:20  Updated: 2008/5/17 17:20
Supreme Council
Joined: 11/16/2006
From: Sweden
Comments: 3157
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
Signed :)
Rigo
Published: 2008/5/18 13:38  Updated: 2008/5/18 13:38
Supreme Council
Joined: 11/19/2006
From: London, England
Comments: 1293
 Re: APC&TCP: Project Guru Book Reprint Discontinued
If the rewrite does go ahead, I hope you will get some native English speakers to proof read it :)

Simon
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