Good book on Cyrus?

Forrest Aldrich forrie at
Wed Aug 2 16:40:37 EDT 2006

Ken Murchison wrote:
> Wesley Craig wrote:
>> On 17 Jul 2006, at 09:59, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
>>> Short answer, there are no good books.   Managing IMAP is minimally 
>>> useful - in a basic sense.
>> The one salient chapter happens to be online:
>> if that helps.
>>> However, I contacted O'Reilly about a possible "Nutshell" book, and 
>>> as I recall the response was there were no plans for anything.
>>> And so, we have this large scalable product that doesn't have a good 
>>> book - it's complex enough that it deserves one.
>> I would think there's a good market fo a Cyrus IMAP book.  Did 
>> _Managing IMAP_ sell particularly poorly?
> I along with several current and former CMU folks have talked numerous 
> times about writing a Cyrus book (our preference would be to do it 
> with O'Reilly), but we've never gotten beyond the "it would be a good 
> idea stage).
> Perhaps if we get a "Cyrus Center" up and running with proper funding, 
> we'd be able to consider authoring a book more seriously.

This would be a wonderful idea.  I think this is well overdue, 
particularly after the addition of Cyrus Murder.

A great opportunity to get more Cyrus out there, and better reference, 
examples, etc.


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