[mythtv-users] Mailing list and a Wiki... and a dessert topping
hpoley at dds.nl
Tue May 18 03:56:26 EDT 2004
Op dinsdag 18 mei 2004 07:09, schreef Isaac Richards:
> On Monday 17 May 2004 11:24 pm, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > > [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Isaac Richards
> > > On Monday 17 May 2004 07:42 pm, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > > > You hit the nail on the head with the comment about CVS and docbook
> > > > As a developer who has submitted patches against the code tree, even I
> > > > find it daunting to contemplate documentation changes using that
> > > > method whereas a wiki makes sense to me and the barrier to entry is
> > > > low.
> > >
> > > Who said anything about changes to the official docs having to be in
> > > docbook format? If you would perhaps _read_ the docs you're complaining
> > > about, you'd know better:
> > http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-1.html#ss1.3
> > I was referencing what David had posted which was apparently in error,
> > but SGML, or docbook, or whatever the CVS style the point remains the
> > same. I think most non-developing users would admit to being more
> > comfortable with the wiki-style of contribution and no one is suggesting
> > replacing the official installation and usage documentation. I wish you
> > could see that your tone and tenor seems to be more abrasive than helpful
> > for people trying to contribute to this project.
> "If you would like to submit an update or contribution, please send it as
> either SGML or as plain text."
> What are the last 2 words of that sentence?
Yes, yes, we get it now, you are angry because people are trying to contribute
to the project via other ways than the mailinglist or send in patches to the
One side says "read me site", to other says it too, both don't really RTFM,
same old story. When someone, especially Isaac this time, had read 'the other
site' ;-) they would have seen that the things popping up on the Wiki are
specialised howtos on getting specific hardware/software setups to work that
will basicly never have been put into the MythTV setup documentation. Or at
least I wouldn't want such docs to pollute the MythTV documentation with
useless 'if you are with the 1% that uses X you will need to do Y', IMHO.
They are just not competing.
Henk Poley <><
btw, what part of "If you would like to submit an update or contribution,
please send it as either SGML or as plain text." excludes using text from a
Wiki? (sorry for the flamebait, if so)
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