I'm here at the invite of ottermaton, who I bumped into while surfing the net looking for people who, like me, believe that, to over-simplify:
Linux documentation sux.
I'm looking for people who are interested in discussing why so much software sux, and why even in Linux, so much of it sux. We are the good guys!
I'm a philosophical type and it seems to me that the whole damned Linux community needs to stop and take a long hard look at who we are, what we want and how we should get there.
Do we know what we want? I'm not sure we do.
What are the basics of software design principals? Is there a standard reference?
There should be.
Why are there so many distros? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Might it not be better if we had a dozen near perfect distros than a thousand half-cooked ones?
What is the proper trade off between 'friendlyness' and 'power'? It seems to me that in their quest to be 'friendly' some distros (u no hu u r) seem to want to cut the nuts off anyone who wants to get a better understanding of their machine. OTOH other distros (I'm thinking Slackware) give you 'control' but seem to almost enjoy making things difficult.
Do we all have Balmer-on-the-brain syndrome without knowing it? Look at Gnome 3: so many dedicated and brilliant guys worked so hard to make something that -- it seems -- is widely viewed a awful. Is it awful? Are we just being slow to adapt? Could it be that the computer user world needs to be divided into two groups, the left-brain group and the right-brain group, and that each group needs it's own form of OS/software?
Enough ranting for now :-)