Perhaps a little off topic but nevertheless adding to the documentation remark:
I do realize that an enormous amount of work lies below the surface of LMCE, so please no offence taken.
It is absolutely true that this group consists of
a population that varies across the full computer literate spectrum
It is also true that we're still talking beta in a lot of cases.
It is also tremendously important to realize that LMCE consists of MULTIPLE opensource projects bundled together under the surface.
I personally feel it's a pity and a shame to see some members ramble negatively about this work in progress.
Also I have personally experienced (over the short time that I'm actively investigating LMCE) that a GREAT AMOUNT of documentation is there, often with incredible detail and photo material present.
My suggestions are:
- perhaps to try to thread movement according to difficulty degree / release number, possibly threading by larger subtopic such as: pluto / asterisk / mythtv / dhcp - dns - bind / etc
- add relevant release numbering and date issued information to the docu wiki
- arrange for a better 'table of contents' section at the beginning of the wiki - to make things easier to find
- I would also suggest to increase better understanding for people new to the project but also for those less technically inclined to better grasp how the project really 'functions' - to elaborate on the diagram http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Image:Diagram1.jpg
in such a way that I would prefer to see more visually understandable grouping and icons: I think for example about grouping the core with its components together in a group, put a PC drawing next to it, then, connect to this PC drawing e.g. hardware such as IR USB-UIRT or Z-Wave or RS232 or whatever.
In my opinion improving documentation and information would greatly counter negative criticism that this project encounters on multiple blogs and fora.
Just my 2cents, or is it tuppence?
Up to now for one I haven't touched the wiki, as I am not that experienced with this, but as an example I lost about 2 days trying to install because of an error written in the wiki http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installation_Guide
stating clearly that the mentioned CD's only work with Kubuntu 7.04, whereas it turns out they DON'T work with 7.04 but with 7.10.
This of course is a complete waste of time and resources, bandwidth etc. Mind this is not intended as flaming on the author of this part, just indicating that perhaps adding a date would put people at guard of the relevance / correctness of the documented issue. (PS: I just corrected the wiki pages - hope this will be positively accepted)