Am Donnerstag, den 05.05.2011, 18:16 +0200 schrieb Tony Houghton
On Thu, 05 May 2011 17:38:42 +0200
Henning Pingel <henn...@henningpingel.de> wrote:
I would like to offer to you to open up an English language
forum on our yaVDR board located at forum.yavdr.com . This board
currently mostly used by our development team for internal
so there is not much to see there for external visitors yet.
I'd be interested. But I wonder whether it would be appropriate to
discussion of UK specifics in other software too eg mythtv.
VDR doesn't quite suit my needs due to its poor support for viewing
across a network, while mythtv's setup tool always makes me give up
disgust. That's why I started boxstar, but it might be a very long
before it becomes usable in its own right.
I actually didn't know about boxstar until now. Thanks for pointing
that out to me!
In an ideal world there would be a linuxtv.org forum with section for
VDR and MythTV, boxstar, TVHeadend and applications like Kaffeine, etc.
This is IMHO really needed as an orientation for people who want to use
Linux as a PVR.
IMHO the focus of a sub-forum hosted on forum.yavdr.com would be on VDR
(and not necessarily yaVDR). And this is also for the reason that the
people offering the forum should have some clue about the topics within
the forum and we (the yaVDR team) don't have expert knowledge about
non-VDR PVR projects like MythTV. On the other hand, I would love to see
somebody experienced creating detailed comparison tables for VDR,
MythTV, boxstar, TVHeadend and so on. Because every new user wants
orientation on his way to the right linux-based TV application.
But if you open up a forum focussed on "Linux-based PVRs in the UK" we
would join your forum and open up a yaVDR section in there. ;-)
The underlying reason for offering a forum for me is my hope that the
quality and amount of developer related and end-user related
documentation available regarding VDR might improve (especially the
English language documentation which is IMHO behind the German language
documentation). This might be a very idealistic hope based on my view
that structured documentation written by the users of an open source
product might come into existence easier if a forum is in place. So my
main goal would be to offer a place that motivates people to collect
documentation in a structured way. A Wiki could replace a forum but I
don't know if a Wiki works without a community behind it.
In the German language vdr-portal.de it is the case sometimes that the
same questions get asked and answered over and over again because they
are not documented (or they are documented but hidden in a heap of
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