sound & midi applications page,
was Re: [Consortium] linuxaudio.org
dlphilp at bright.net
Sat Jan 31 17:14:12 EST 2004
I want to add here that Paul's project certainly has my blessings. We
all know how badly the site needs redesigned,
and Paul is aware that I'm not going to put the time into learning a
better content management system. I'd like to, but
my time is severely limited and I have to be doing other things.
IIRC, we also discerned that one of the first tasks would be the
establishment of a backend database from the existing links
and categories (which I would like to see redefined too). The URLs would
need culled and organized: I don't think this would
be a terribly difficult first step, maybe a good Perl script can do it ?
Is PW not a Perlmeister ?? ;)
At any rate, if anyone else wants to redefine the Linux soundapps
pages, please contact me about it. This
message is simply to state that PW and I have corresponded about such a
development, that there is a historical context
to his quoted remarks, and that I support the effort.
PS: I released a new edition a couple of days ago. Too busy/lazy to
Paul Winkler wrote:
>Note: I'm moving this thread to linux-audio-user,
>because I think that's where this particular discussion belongs
>since the intention is to serve linux audio users.
>The topic is: a site to replace Dave Phillips' venerable,
>labor-intensive, hand-maintained sound applications page.
>It must allow visitors to easily add, update, and correct
>entries for linux audio/music apps.
>Probably also user reviews & commentary on applications.
>This site may or may not end up affiliated with the
>emerging linuxaudio.org website(s), it's too early to say.
>So it doesn't seem appropriate to keep this discussion
>on the consortium_p list.
>On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 04:34:14PM +0100, Andrea Glorioso wrote:
>>Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> writes:
>>>We discussed some requirements a long time ago on LAD and/or LAU,
>>>I forget. I put up a quick mockup on my website and have done nothing
>>Paul, did the server wake up?
>yes, I had exceeded my disk quota. Upgraded my account and all's well.
>summary and links:
>Rough mock-up of a typical page:
>> I'm curious to see the current state of
>>affairs (so that we can direct people who visit the "applications"
>>page at www.agnula.org to this site :) and of course help where we
>Help at this point would consist of:
>1. Refining the requirements for an app-listing site,
> in terms of features and user interface.
>2. Suggestions for a name for the site
>3. Improved visual design. This should come after
> the requirements are worked out.
>4. Improved app categorization.
> There were some comments suggesting that Dave's old
> categories can be improved.
> This can always evolve, but it would be nice to
> have a good starting point.
>To keep this discussion from getting confused, I will follow up with
>separate messages targeting points 1 and 2.
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