Article:
  Ten Things I Dig About Panther
Subject:   yep
Date:   2003-10-13 11:43:20
From:   anonymous2
I agree, I would like a more seamless integration of X11 into the desktop environment.


Also...O'Reilly, why in the world would you pick a German Shepard for the cover of this book? It's pretty clear that the Panther is already an animal. Why not um...use a Panther for the cover? I bet someone in your editorial department spent hours deciding on the German Shepard.

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  • yep
    2003-10-13 12:26:44  anonymous2 [View]

    Because the "Advanced Perl Programming" book is already deemed the Panther....

    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/advperl/
  • James Duncan Davidson photo yep
    2003-10-14 12:15:48  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Each O'Reilly series has a theme. For example, the Java books are cats, the Oracle books are bugs, and the Mac books are dogs--for loyalty, not for "running like a dog". The animal theme for Mac was set long before Jaguar made it clear that Apple was moving to the cat codenames.

    Ah well, I'd love to have a running panther on the cover of my next book. But, that's not my choice. :)
    • nope
      2003-10-16 12:35:13  anonymous2 [View]

      While this *might* be true for the core books (Learning X, Programming X), it in no way is true in general - Java Cookbook has a chicken on the cover for instance.
      • James Duncan Davidson photo nope
        2003-10-20 21:07:13  James Duncan Davidson | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

        Actually, the Cookbook series as a whole is considered to be different than the Java or Perl series. The rules aren't concrete. (grin)