My only question to all of the problems and you say a lack of answers and support is did you ever come to the IRC channel and ask for help? We average at least 40 devs/users/helpers in there at all times. Ask some of the users who come in there, people get help in there! If it is a major issue that some of us grunt level question answerers can't do, we get hari, ddamron, tschak, danielk, etc ( an experienced dev type ) involved IN the channel discussion. And we have a good history of fixing issues, or if it IS a code issue, start fixing it.
NOW, I will be the first to admit the WIKI is frustrating, poorly organized, and has conflicting info. The amount of stuff that was inherited with this project is HUGE. I personally agree with a comment that TSCAK made the other night in the irc channel. "The wiki makes me want to go in with a scythe and start cutting and destroying!".
NOW, your issue of hardware that SHOULD work not working. One of the dev types bought the Fiire station hardware, not just the remote, but the desktop models that according to PLUTO and the wiki and the documentation info should be plug and play. HE still has issues with them. The only thing I can say is that the documentation we have came with huge bugs and misinformation. Again, the irc channel is where the most competent people to answer specific hardware issues are located.
I have seen a lot of "experts" with opinions on the forums that have never written a line of code for the project, OR done any work of any kind. They hang out and write stuff in here and some of them make me wonder if they have even installed linuxmce at all EVER!! If you rely on just these supposed experts in the forums, and the wiki you are not getting all the answers. The devs try to answer stuff on here, but they are facing an enormous task with the code base we inherited. And finding stuff in the wiki amounts to hunting for a land mine on the beach sometimes.
Now if you just want movies and music, mythbuntu, mythtv, and several others are the way to go. MythTV is an awsome project, very mature and really rocks at what it is intended to do. Audio and Video. As we push further into cleaning code, then maybe linuxmce becomes another valid option for JUST that, but I doubt it because the entire premise of the software is to do phone, HOME AUTOMATION along with the mythv stuff, not JUST video/audo. But please don't bash the devs and the project for NOT being a mature project, nor for still having issues. I am really sorry you obviously have a lot of anger towards the software and will probably never be a fan of it. I agree you have valid points on the documentation, and there is right now a newbie installation guide being written to address that very thing.
Again, I don't disagree with most of your issues. The only one I don't agree with is that you didn't use the irc chat room to get some of these solved. If you don't believe me come to the channel and hang out and just watch issues get addressed. Thanks, and off my soap box now!!!
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