Good book on Cyrus?

Ken Murchison murch at
Wed Aug 2 16:44:56 EDT 2006

Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> 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.

Assuming the potential authors know what they're talking about  ;)

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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