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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Where's laptop advice? I started a wiki page..

From: Tor at Shared Genius
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Where's laptop advice? I started a wiki page...
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:29:53 -1000
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Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> writes:
>> each with a table that has a column for each of the usual suspects (wifi,
>> 3D, card reader, ...). Initialize with "?" and fill with "Y"/"N"/"n.a."
>> when tested. (Software) version numbers and a maturity level can also be
>> useful in some cases
> That would be very useful - but in two ways, it would be difficult for some
> people to contribute:
> 1. Learning new syntax is annoying.  Adding a sentence or a list item to the
>    wiki is ok, but editing a table would require looking at syntax.
> 2. Some people will find it difficult either because they don't have the
>    time to find these details, or they don't have the technical knowledge.
> I think you're right that, in the long run, we do have to gather all that
> info, so may as well start now - but we should find a way to gather that
> info while also having a way for passers by to just scribble a sentence
> somewhere.
> Maybe keep the LaptopGuide page as-is and start a new LaptopDetails page
> with the table you propose?

Perhaps instead keep a few lines blank at the bottom that could be
edited by someone without technical knowledge, moved to the appropriate
place in the table if the editor feels comfortable doing so, or else
leaving it to someone who does.  Having two pages with the same
information is, to me, an open invitation to a maintenance nightmare.

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