Book status

I was thinking about the delivery status of the MythTV book as I was going off to sleep last night, and it occurred to me that the book is pretty much done. It’s a good feeling.

Stewart needs to finish poking a chapter on cut lists and so forth, with should be minimal effort, then he needs to work on chapters on MythWeb and VoIP (the VoIP one is half done). I need to write an updated introduction (the contents of the book have deviated from plan, although that always happens) as well as a short conclusion chapter, and help Stewart write a chapter about running the latest and greatest version of the code (and how to interact with the development community).

Then we’re done for the writing. That description can be summarised as “Stewart and I appear to both be about one and a half chapters away from finishing authoring”.

We of course still need to get through technical review, editorial review, replying to things those reviewers need changed, copy editing, page layout, and standing on one leg. We’re getting towards the end of the project though.

When I think about it that way, I guess I read the ImageMagick book around four or five times.

You can pre order a copy of the MythTV book from Amazon for $20 US.