Lorne Tyndale ltyndale at tyndaleweb.com
Tue Dec 16 22:12:12 EST 2014

The real question is - can we bundle up a number of these systems/dvd's
to drop them out of a helicopter into a mall parking lot as a radio
Thanksgiving giveaway promotion?

...As God is my witness, I thought CentOS could fly!

Can I do the live play by play coverage?

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Brandon <brandon at subliminalradio.net>
> Date: Tue, December 16, 2014 9:02 pm
> To: "James L. Stewart" <jstewart at paceaudio.com>
> Cc: Rivendell Dev List <Rivendell-dev at lists.rivendellaudio.org>
> 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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