It's not over until it's over...

It seems that there are some printing issues in some copies of the book. The folk at No Starch already spotted them last week, before any copies shipped and they're working with the printer to get the issues sorted out. (The one copy that I have received was pretty much fine, so I don't have first-hand knowledge of the problem.)

Practically, this means there will be some delay before the book starts shipping. When I know more about the expected time of shipping, I'll post it here.


Web site changes, new chapters online

I've made a few small changes to the book web site. The most notable change is that two more sample chapters are now available:
  • Chapter 24: Process Creation
  • Chapter 52: POSIX Message Queues
Other than that, there have been a few small changes to the source code to handle feature test macro changes in the header files in glibc 2.12 and to fix one or two warnings that occurred when the code was compiled with _XOPEN_SOURCE defined as 700.


Printing of the book was completed over the weekend. I expect to be holding a copy real soon now...


I'll be at Linux Kongress with TLPI

I'll be at the upcoming Linux Kongress, 23-24 September, in Nuremberg, Germany. All going well, I'll be there with copies of The Linux Programming Interface, which I should receive in the coming week. Get in touch with me at mtk-AT-man7.org, if you'll be at the conference and would like to see a copy of the book.


More web site changes

I've made a number of changes to the book web site:
  • The Source Code FAQ now contains questions that you may run into when compiling the example programs. Thanks once again to Jens Thoms Toerring for his help.
  • I've made some small changes to the distribution version of the source code
  • The bibliography of the book is now available as a downloadable PDF.
  • I've added a short about the author page.