Documentation Update

Scott Lavender slavender at
Sun Oct 18 23:00:00 BST 2009

I started making progress on the wiki documentation.  I first looked at
the three pages Eric mentioned on the Oct 12 meeting agenda .

On Friday I updated the applications page on the wiki, there are still a
few little things to complete.

To also complete the update of the application lists on the wiki I will
also be addressing these pages in the near future:

I'm not fluent in all these apps but I can get update the applications
listed and in some cases give the page _some_ text.  Others will need to
update them also.

During the weekend I also looked at the Installation and GettingStarted
pages that Eric mentioned.

Obviously, the installation page need some work but I felt that we
should probably address installing the current and LTS versions of
Ubuntu Studio and also upgrading from the current and the LTS version of
Ubuntu only.  No point in telling people how to install/upgrade Feisty.
Just my two cents.

As I read the GettingStarted page I felt like this was a microcosm for
the entire wiki.  By this I mean it's focus is diffused and lacked
overall structure.  Yes, the page in a logical order, but the
information about adding the -rt kernel should probably be on a upgrade
from Ubuntu page.  Defining JACK and how to set it up should like wise
be addressed on it's own pertinent and dedicated page.

What this probably means is that the wiki pages would benefit from some
restructuring.  Over this weekend I spent time mind mapping the wiki and
hopefully by next weekend I will have mockups available on the wiki.
Which leads me to my next question:

Does anyone object to me making temporary new pages?

For the time being it would be duplicate information (parsed out from
existing pages and condensed) with some additional text/structure.  We
would need to be able to delete some of those pages at a later date and
I don't know who has rights.

If I don't get any responses to the a new wiki structure and temporary
duplicate pages I will take silence as acceptance.

Scott Lavender <slavender at>

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