[Ubuntu-US-CA] Tablets!

Ronald McCollam ronald.mccollam at canonical.com
Mon Mar 28 16:45:54 UTC 2011


Hello, Grant!

On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 13:13 -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:

> >> Wiki pages or some similar system that accepts submitted contributions
> >> might be a great way to harness the efforts people are making on their
> >> own as they start to use some of the new tablets coming to market now.
> >> I also find key compatibility information tied to specific hardware
> >> models invaluable when trying to make purchase recommendations or
> >> decisions. With an organized effort I bet our community could be seen
> >> to significantly contribute to the quickly expanding tablet community.
> >> As hardware changes so quickly one of the only reasonable way to
> >> provide this is with some kind of crowd sourced system. One hurdle
> >> will be to verify submitted information but if there is a critical
> >> mass of contributors and some kind of rating system this shouldn't be
> >> too difficult in theory.

> I don't think that system has the capabilities or value to end users
> that I tried to describe. What I am hoping is that end users would be
> enabled to help each other, providing validation of what works and
> what doesn't for their particular combination of hardware, kernel
> modules and software. Reporting bugs or harnessing testing was not my
> intended user base. In thinking about this a bit more it might make
> more sense to work with the launchpad team to see if features could be
> added, extending their work to provide a delightful result for less
> experienced end users.

It sounds a lot like a page in the Ubuntu wiki might be the right place
for what you're thinking of.  Why don't you create one and add what you
can and advertise it here?  That way people can start collaborating! :)

An example that might be a good thing to copy as a start might be this:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Laptop

What do you think?

 - rm





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