In the press. "The OpenMoko wiki - a tangled pile of mostly outdated and incomplete documentation."
steve at openmoko.com
Fri Jul 18 03:09:26 CEST 2008
Organizing the wiki is a monumental task.
My suggestion for the front page was three categories as opposed to your 5
2. Developer resources.
No system will be perfect and no organization of data will suit everyone
since we all carve
The world up in different ways.
That said, I would not object to the 5 categories you suggest.
The biggest issue is the massive amount of knowledge the community generates
about the devices.
This knowledge needs to be structured and disseminated.
Easier said than done.
From: Stroller [mailto:stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:19 PM
To: List for Openmoko community discussion
Cc: steve; Brenda Wang
Subject: Re: In the press. "The OpenMoko wiki - a tangled pile of mostly
outdated and incomplete documentation."
I thought to try fixing a small part of this particular problem by editing
the main page & adding a link to http://wiki.openmoko.org/
But I do not see where to put it! Perhaps it should replace the "Current
software stack" link to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/ NeoSoftwareStack ??
Perhaps these 5 categories:
Introduction to Openmoko
Join Openmoko development
Getting started with Openmoko Wiki
should be extended with the addition of "Openmoko software"?
Or perhaps I should just get my hands dirty and change the "Introduction to
Openmoko" to include the link to "Distributions"? As a user I feel reluctant
to edit the main page as I feel it "belongs"
to Openmoko the company or to Brenda, so you must tell me explicitly if you
wish me to feel free.
On 17 Jul 2008, at 20:00, steve wrote:
> The main page index does not address Scotts issue.
> I second scott's criticism of the wiki. It is not organized well.
> A good start would be a better search engine
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> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:56 AM
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> Subject: Re: In the press. "The OpenMoko wiki - a tangled pile of
> mostly outdated and incomplete documentation."
> Hi, I am wiki full time editor of Openmoko.
> Thank you for your opinion . I will put more effort , to make wiki
> more easy to use.
> And now , If you want to know what we have on wiki , Please use this
> Index page.
> Scott Derrick ??:
>> Perhaps this is what you seek?
>> This is a great page, one of the gems hidden in the bowels of the OM
>> Its also a great example of whats wrong with the Wiki.
>> But how do I find it? Its not listed on the home page, not on the
>> FreeRunner page, not on the getting started page? Unless I search
>> for exactly teh right word or combinations of words I would never
>> know it existed... The only link I could find, after I knew it
>> existed was Software/distributions/distributions..
>> There has to be some kind of boiler plate format for the design and
>> layout of the Wiki so things are easier to find. You can't rely on
>> the search engine, it sucks..
>> I think that was the point of the person who recommended the OpenWRT
>> Wiki. Its design and format was easy to use and helped you find
>> things instead of thwarting you.
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