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Wow, somebody made my a sysop?? :-)
Wow, somebody made my a sysop?? :-)
Thanks... I'll try not to screw up everything (at once).
Thanks... I'll try not to screw up everything (at once).
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Thanks for the clarification about Tai Hui. I thought I'd also say a quick hello as I've noticed that the bulk of edits seem to be by you, CityK and I. I thought I'd also take this opportunity to ask what you think about the current state of the wiki in general and whether you think there are areas that could do with some attention. CityK advised me that some sort of graphics for stubs etc. would be useful. I'm still mulling this over as I don't really trust my graphics skills. My girlfriend's an artist, so I'll ask her what she thinks.
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It occurred to me that several chipset and device manufacturers have either been bought out, gone out of business or been rebranded. I think it would be useful if the relevant pages (Chipset vendors, DVB-T PCI Devices, etc.) reflected this but I really wanted a second opinion before I start changing things. The chipset vendor page is probably the most straightforward to change because of its length and the fact that the users of this page will probably have at least some technical knowledge.
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Users of the wiki can be split into three broad categories:
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#Users looking for a way to make their existing devices work in Linux.
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#Users looking for buying advice.
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#Developers looking for any relevant info they might need for driver/application development.
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So, I pose the following question: Could the wiki take account of these user-types more elegantly? I certainly think that the information regarding the exact nature of support available in Linux could do with some distillation. http://hardware4linux.info/ uses a five-step rating system from unsupported to fully supported. Could we implement something similar? I can see that the task of standardizing the wiki is not a small one, but it'll be much easier if there's a systematic approach. I'd certainly value any input from you.
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Anyway, let me know what you think.
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All the best
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Jim

Revision as of 16:12, 25 May 2009

Wow, somebody made my a sysop?? :-) Thanks... I'll try not to screw up everything (at once).

Thanks for the clarification about Tai Hui. I thought I'd also say a quick hello as I've noticed that the bulk of edits seem to be by you, CityK and I. I thought I'd also take this opportunity to ask what you think about the current state of the wiki in general and whether you think there are areas that could do with some attention. CityK advised me that some sort of graphics for stubs etc. would be useful. I'm still mulling this over as I don't really trust my graphics skills. My girlfriend's an artist, so I'll ask her what she thinks.

It occurred to me that several chipset and device manufacturers have either been bought out, gone out of business or been rebranded. I think it would be useful if the relevant pages (Chipset vendors, DVB-T PCI Devices, etc.) reflected this but I really wanted a second opinion before I start changing things. The chipset vendor page is probably the most straightforward to change because of its length and the fact that the users of this page will probably have at least some technical knowledge.

Users of the wiki can be split into three broad categories:

  1. Users looking for a way to make their existing devices work in Linux.
  2. Users looking for buying advice.
  3. Developers looking for any relevant info they might need for driver/application development.

So, I pose the following question: Could the wiki take account of these user-types more elegantly? I certainly think that the information regarding the exact nature of support available in Linux could do with some distillation. http://hardware4linux.info/ uses a five-step rating system from unsupported to fully supported. Could we implement something similar? I can see that the task of standardizing the wiki is not a small one, but it'll be much easier if there's a systematic approach. I'd certainly value any input from you.

Anyway, let me know what you think.

All the best

Jim

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