dpguest
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Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 pm

The Raspberry PI foundation has certainly met its goals and the Pi is an outstanding educational device. The philosophy of having everyone contribute through forums and code is a marvelous educational direction. However, I think the Pi Foundation is missing out in a couple of areas.

When a problem is solved, and there are clear cut directions which can be reproduced and are solid, they seem to disappear into the forum, requiring lots of searching. I would like to see the Foundation set up a procedure that when someone has found a valid solution, they can present it to a volunteer board, which will review it, provide quality assurance, and then submit it to a Pi Foundation Wiki...

To me a perfect example of the weakness of the current approach is in the TV and sound arena. YouTube is a most popular feature of the internet ... However, getting YouTube to work on a Pie is a hit or miss activity ... with no clearcut approach that seems to work. One can spend hours and hours and hours searching forum threads, trying different solutions and eventually succeeding or giving up. There has to be a solution out there that is solid ... which could be presented by the Pi people as the way to do it.

Yes, the learning processing of trying dozens of different things certainly does teach one more about Linux...but it is not necessarily teaching it in the best way...

The TV capability of the Pi has been touted by the Pi Foundation ... Yet it is hard to get it to work, and I think, by leaving it in this state, you limit some of the capability of the device.

Neither Rasbian nor RaspXBMC work out of the box ... for example many of the add-ons in RaspXBMC simply do not work ... or if they work, they work without sound ... This could all be alleviated, if the solutions were made available ... and/or if the distributions came with applications which perform these functions.

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Re: Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:41 pm

dpguest wrote: I think the Pi Foundation is missing out in a couple of areas.

When a problem is solved, and there are clear cut directions which can be reproduced and are solid, they seem to disappear into the forum, requiring lots of searching. I would like to see the Foundation set up a procedure that when someone has found a valid solution, they can present it to a volunteer board, which will review it, provide quality assurance, and then submit it to a Pi Foundation Wiki...
A wiki you say ?

Let me introduce you to the wiki that's been there from the start:

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Hub

;)

(yes it may have been better if that was on the raspberry pi domain - but rpi is all about community and low costs)
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Cloudcentric
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Re: Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:58 pm

Here we go again, well has been over a week since last whine, if the OP poster put his hand in his pocket and donated a MILLION POUNDS, all the issues would be solved....
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dpguest
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Re: Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 pm

I am not whining ... trying to make a suggestion ... the the pi group as a total do a better job of cataloging and providing the answers.

Yes, I know about the Wiki ... and I think that is a good place to put the "good" answers which work to solve the problems.

Cloudcentric, you do a wonderful job of helping people ... but too often your help gets lost in the hundreds of posts...

have a nice day...

Cloudcentric
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Re: Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:09 pm

""have a nice day..."" I am not American and reading crap like this which has been regugitated several times I definitely will be having a bad day !! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
I know everything about nothing"

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Re: Some improvement needed

Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:58 pm

Getting stropy. Be nice people, it's our birthday.

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