Ubuntu Hardware Documentation

shirish shirishag75 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 18:27:18 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 22:52, Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey there,


Hi there,

> I'm thinking a wiki is not the best of places to have a hardware
> database. It can be pretty daunting to have to edit a wiki table with
> technical information when you've never done that before. As a
> result, it's possible that there's quite a bit of hardware missing
> from people who just didn't want to bother.

    I totally agree that a wiki would not be a good solution but it
would make lot of difference to also have some kind of rating system
alongwith the objective tests.
If a good percentage of people perceive as well as is shown by
objective tests as well whether to be working good or not would make
lot of difference.

Have you seen smolts.org . From what little I have seen is each entry
is assigned a particular UUID ( in another words a label ) with which
he can see stuff. It makes it also a pressure point for vendors if
they know their users use ubuntu.

It would be nice if we could have have that.

> An idea solution would be to create a MySQL database with a PHP
> front-end. That way users wouldn't have to know how to format the
> information - they could just answer questions by filling in boxes
> and making selections from drop-down menus. (:

If MySQL then one of the engines which has locking capabilities. For
every year or two I upgrade or replace some part of the computer (or
accesorize it) . This info. needs to be updated in the database as

There s just so much one can play with but unless the hw-db becomes
browseable its all just dreams :(

> --
> Little Girl
> There is no spoon.

          Shirish Agarwal
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