[mythtv-users] Myth Documentation, was: Please shut up!

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 16:01:56 UTC 2007

On 1/29/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2007, at 8:39 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > What we need is a note on the front page, something along the lines of
> > "This is a wiki, not an official manual, as such, things tend to get
> > dated. As new versions of MythTV and the required linux system and
> > drivers advance information on these pages may become outdated. Unless
> > otherwise noted, it should be assumed that the information on these
> > pages pertains to the current version or has not been updated since it
> > became outdated. If you encounter such a page please contact the user
> > list."
> >
> > Then, hopefully, the list will become aware of pages which need
> > updating.
> I still think just a single line indicating the version(s) the entry
> refers to would be helpful. We have something like that in the " date/
> time last edited" entry but I'm never sure if that was a total re-
> write or just somebody correcting a typo.
> Writing good documentation os often harder than writing the code for
> a major project, a problem a lot of open source software suffers
> from. MythTV is actually better than most in that regard but I'd like
> to see if we can make it better.

We would still have to go through all the pages when a new version is
released to update this indication for changes so it doesn't help
updating any and just adds to the screen clutter.
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