[RDD] SOLICITING FEEDBACK FOR RIVENDELL TUTORIAL (Brandon)

Brandon brandon at subliminalradio.net
Tue Dec 16 21:02:45 EST 2014


Hahahahahahaha, I literally just caught the typo you were taking about! I
read the post so many times while I was writing it, I didn't even see it in
your email, so I misinterpreted your comment. LOL
On Dec 15, 2014 4:39 PM, "James L. Stewart" <jstewart at paceaudio.com> wrote:

> Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:52:37 -0800
>> From: Brandon<brandon at subliminalradio.net>
>>
>
>  ... I thought it would be a really good opportunity to document
>> the project, for the student management to be able to
>> maintain the system.
>>
>
>
> This is great! (obviously not finished, but a good start)
>
> I love the following line, I'm assuming it is just a typo and that you are
> not simply showing bias against the CentOS based Appliance!
>
> "...It’s built on top of CentOS Linux so it’s pretty much bullet-proof. For
>  those who prefer a turkey system with 24 hour tech support ..."
>                     ^^^^^^
>
> So for a few months now I've been threatening to do a similar
> documentation project on my setup for a lot of the same reasons, but have
> been torn about its scope, and perhaps you are (or will be) experiencing
> some similar tough decisions.  Here is my problem:  To make the a real
> comprehensive document to cover most everyones' needs as well having enough
> background information for newbies, one could easily end up with a
> documentation project that is too big to ever complete (or in my case, to
> even get started on!).  For example, in your document a few words about why
> you chose to go the Ubuntu/Peignier's route instead of the Paravel
> Appliance or perhaps a SuSE route might be helpful to many.  In my case I
> have a lot of specific reasons why I went with a custom Debian install.
> Then why or why not use Jackd?  You can see how a documentation project
> like this can grow out of control!
>
> So here is an idea I've been toying around with that perhaps might also
> encourage others:  How about a section in the Rivendell Wiki that is titled
> "Example Setups" where people can post some much more limited documents of
> "Here is my setup, how to build/configure it, and unique things it does"
> instead of trying to teach everything to everybody.  This way people can
> look through info on our real-world working systems and if they find
> something that fits them, they can choose to build it?  Some people might
> choose to simply post some "cryptic" notes meant just for their own
> internal staff to refer to (but still could be useful for the rest of us)
> while others might post a full step-by-step document like you are creating.
>
> So my point is for you to please complete your work, at least initially in
> a form that will work for you and your staff, and then only optionally
> choose to embellish it up with more general information that might only be
> suited for others, as your valuable time permits!  Oh, but make sure you
> have it dated with versions so people can make judgements down the road as
> to how obsolete your document might be.
>
>
> PS: It might be nice if we ALL pitched in and tried to complete the
> "Administration Guide", If we all just pitched in a paragraph or two, it
> might actually get done.  The "Rivendell Operations Guide", once very good,
> is getting a bit dated as well.
>
>
>
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