All the documentation will be posted to the documentation page (http://www.jboss.org/docs/index). The 4.0 getting started guide is available now. The admin guide should be posted sometime in december.
December has arrived - do you have more visibility to the exact release date?
I predict: 11:59pm on new years eve! :)
Seriously, it is being worked on now and will be out this month.
I was right on the date but not the time. Check the docs page for the 4.0 book.
When I subscribed for the annual documentation I got nice pdf's.
Will there be a printable pdf for the 4.0 book ?
I am also interested in a PDF for the 4.0.1 admin book. It would also be OK if it cost a little or if the anual subscription will work for it.
We will offer the admin server book in printed form shortly. Production issues with the book keep us from offering a PDF now, but we will most likely have a PDF after that point. The HTML is easier since it is much more flexible a format than PDF.
I prefer PDF version, whatever the format you are using for editing the book.
In "real" books, you can put bookmarks, annotations, add your own listings, ...
I tried to convert the html version to .pdf with Acrobat 6, but the result looks ugly, due to mixed landscape and portrait layouts, lack of page numbering, ...
I even tried to convert it into .chm format, but printed chm files are no better than normal html files.