I read it and found quite useful.
As I wrote in previous emails, it is  a necessity having such a user manual for  zero beginners like me.
The demos are great but they do not provide a solution to a simulation problem.
The subjects/classes/method/etc just pop up in the demos and learning all of them without a systematical way is not easy!.
The way you explain in the document is a good direction.
The second chapter should focus on each topic presented in this version in a more detailed look.
The example is enough elaborated to show the power of MASON.
You can stick to that example to further discovery of the MASON secrets:)
Plus, assume that the reader is not fully familiar with Java as well.
Thus, feel free to give some advices on using Java in the side bar.
I think you are doing a good job.
Thank you.

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:24 PM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm working on a MASON manual which will detail more or less every feature of the system at present.  Unlike the ECJ manual, which is just that, I'd also like to have one or two tutorials and a bit of discussion about agent-based simulation.  Anyway, I've put out the first chapter and a running (far from final) title.  The first chapter is a tutorial largely cribbed from the WCSS 2008 tutorial.  Thought you might be interested.