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

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Fri Dec 15 11:47:35 EST 2006

Hash: SHA1

Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
>> 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.

I'm not sure if we can easily "copy" all of the content into wikipedia..
and IMHO that's exactly the point: wikipedia will learn about [linux]
audio software by other means and present it as an encyclopedia entry.
(eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardour_%28audio_processor%29 )

I don't think wikipedia will provide a flexible interface for indexing
and browsing sound applications.. but I'll support any endeavors.

>> 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.

i could not have said it better! cheers Ivica.

> 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.

I'd like to see the current (3?) wiki approaches to be improved and
merged into  http://lau.linuxaudio.org or wiki.linuxaudio.org..

and going to continue the discussion in the wiki thread..


Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


More information about the Linux-audio-user mailing list