[Development] Documentation proposal: Remove recommended reading list of 20-year-old books

Hausmann Simon Simon.Hausmann at theqtcompany.com
Sun Aug 30 10:32:26 CEST 2015

I think that there is a b‎ig difference between it being easy enough to find reading material and us - the project - making specific recommendations for material that we think is of particularly high quality and perhaps also relevance. The latter adds real value to our documentation.

I think that if there is evidence that the currently suggested material is not suitable anymore, then it would be great to replace it with another recommendation.


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From: Sze Howe Koh
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 09:49
To: development at qt-project.org
Subject: [Development] Documentation proposal: Remove recommended reading list of 20-year-old books

Hi all,

http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/threads.html#recommended-reading points readers
to some books about multithreading. These books were published between
1995 and 1997, and have been well and truly superseded by newer ones.

Rather than update the list, I plan to remove it completely. I don't
think this list belongs in the Qt docs, just like how we don't
maintain a list of "learning C++" books. It's easy enough these days
to find reading material for these foundational topics.

Any objections?

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