[LAD] [LAU] So what do you think sucks about Linux audio ?

Dominique Michel dominique.michel at vtxnet.ch
Wed Feb 6 17:02:55 UTC 2013

Le Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:09:01 -0500,
Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com> a écrit :

>   These are just a couple of examples.  Documentation in general just
> needs to be rethought as a community I think.  But noone will ever be
> happy with it, so maybe I am just a grumpy old coot telling you
> youngins to get off my lawn as this has been gone around many times:)
>            Seablade

For the French speaking linux audio community, we have LinuxMAO
http://linuxmao.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php which is a community
driven site with a wiki and a forum. The wiki is for the
documentation. The forum is used both for linux (audio) related
questions which are not answered/understood in the wiki, and for
questions about the content of the wiki. The wiki is focused about
using linux to make professional audio, and it is a section into the
forum about audio development.

I think than to have both a wiki and a forum at the same place is the
best option. In practice, it work very well even if it is not perfect.

To have such a site is very valuable for the community. This is not the
first time we talk about documentation on the LAD, and I think it would
be very valuable for the community if an English or multi-languages
site with both a wiki and a forum could be made.

A solution can be to extend LinuxMAO with English sections on both the
wiki and the forum, and why not other languages. I contribute on a more
or less regular basis, but I am not a site admin. So I have no idea how
they would react to such a proposition, but they are open minded guys.
And someone that doesn't try is sure of only one thing: to get nothing.

I am also not sure if the LAD is the good place to talk about this in
the perspective of making such a site. Maybe lists like the LAU or
alsa-users are more appropriate. Or cross-posting to those 3 lists and
jack-devel too.

My 2 centimes,

"We have the heroes we deserve."

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