[linux-audio-user] Re: Attracting more Linux audio developers

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Fri Dec 15 04:11:54 EST 2006

"Ivica Ico Bukvic":
>> No, the idea is very good. However, it should be of the same
>> quality as Dave's page. And therefore, we need all the categories
>> he has. (list below). Because I think the first thing to do would be to
>> copy all the contents from Dave's page into wikipedia.
>> And the question then is, will wikipedia allow us to create all
>> these sub-categories? (linux-audio-Demos, linux-audio-digital-dj, and so
>> on.)
> I'd say that wikipedia should be used as a summary page, rather than an
> exhaustive resource with app-specific documentation. So, I guess in that
> respect I do agree with your ideas. However, I do not see it as an
> exhaustive documentation resource for every app.
> Another observation is that while most of the apps have decent documentation
> on their homepages, none of it is standardized in terms of
> layout/cross-referencing/etc. and therefore an easy read. This is where our
> documentation page could shine providing a streamlined/standardized
> resource. More so, if we generate such a resource, I am convinced that a
> quorum of Linux audio users who may not be able to contribute code, may be
> more willing to donate their time in maintaining/contributing to the
> documentation project, especially if the format for such contributions is
> demystified with appropriate templates. Ultimately, this would also help
> project developers not worry as much about the documentation, so it would be
> a win-win situation for all. Heck, in due time, we may even attract some
> financial support from various commercial distros in order to maintain this
> distro-agnostic resource.

This sounds like an extremely good good idea. Speaking for myself, I very
seldom bother to make homepages for all of my software, but if there had
been a system (preferably some kind of wiki), it wouldn't be much hassle 
to create them.

> For the aforesaid reasons, I feel that a wikipedia page in conjunction to
> project's homepages is IMHO not enough. That is not to say that we shouldn't
> have one, but I simply see it as a summary resource which leads user towards
> the real documentation site.


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