- Active Posts:
- 226 (0.34 per day)
- Most Active In:
- The Lounge (47 posts)
- 21-August 11
- Profile Views:
- Last Active:
- Jun 14 2013 01:37 PM
- Member Title:
- Diamond Geezer
- Age Unknown
- Birthday Unknown
- Visiting UK, usually in Central Victoria, Australia
- Hardware & Software design/implementation - Hovercraft, rotor-craft, sailing/boat design and blues guitar, when I'm not reading SF or snoozing.....
Posts I've Made
05 August 2012 - 08:56 PMJust a couple of thoughts I had, nothing I'm enthusiastic about. Maybe they'll spark other, better ideas.
“No bounds with Bodhi Linux”
“The choice is yours: Bodhi Linux”
“Bodhi Linux: Your OS, Your Way.”
"...distro-hopper stopper" - Love that.
Are there particular examples of BS that you were thinking of mirroring?
There's this page, but I've never been particularly fond of it nor been able to improve it.
Planning a separate docs for all these points, or one long(ish) article that covers them all?
Maybe this could be done in one big PDF? And maybe we can enlist one of our artists to really give it some pizazz. I could do a serviceable job but that's about it.
So, you're thinking of have 2 different packages of materials? And this one is a "light" version? That seems unnecessary to me, unless the full version becomes overly long/complicated.
Once we get a good idea of the overall form, I guess the next step is to determine what tasks there are to be done, who is willing and able to contribute, and then assign those tasks.
That's about all I was thinking when I first started this post, but another thought came to mind: what about producing some physical CDs then actually mailing them to people who might be inclined to do a review? It could be a "Special Edition" LiveCD that also includes a nice set of docs/PDFs/slide shows (aka ppt's)/videos/etc. with some nice graphics on the CD. One the beauties of Bodhi is that you can include the full installation media and a bunch of nice multimedia materials on a single CD. Hell, that could be an attention getting selling point: "You get the full installation image PLUS all this press material on a humble CD!" They would be dirt cheap to produce, too.
I'm not entirely sure how well that would go over, though. When I bought my last (and only) computer I specifically shopped for one without an optical drive of any kind just because I think they're kind of pointless these days, so I can't help that think that some people might receive it and think, "A CD?!?! This is a joke, right?" I'm just thinking that it would be nice if people could have something to actually hold in their hand. One of those nifty Bodhi branded USB sticks but the costs (to us) would be significantly higher.
Like your third one: "Your OS, your way"
From the top...
I'll try to dig out some BS quotes to inspire us. I remember being annoyed, but not what they were.... <sigh>
Some 'Mission Statements' are worthy of parody....
See what you mean about the 'What makes Bodhi unique' piece. Will think on't.
Not so much Docs as paragraphs, errr... Bullet points? Almost.
Quote** Bodhi Linux philosophy is to provide a state-of-the-art desktop experience combined with an extremely lean installation. Click here for more philosophical detail in a Jeff Blog or post - or both via link page, etc.
** Bodhi desktop profiles let you pick the desktop that suits you best - and it will still run on a low-impact machine - a recycled P3 or better, or a recent ARM platform for low power. Click here for benchmarks etc
That's not ideal, hope it gets the idea across. You are (of course) entirely free to dislike it!
The intention is to provide a menu with 'tasters' that lures a reader into finding out more.
The web seems to work differently from a standard document. PDF is perfect for the 'Press Kit', but a huge web page does not the press entice, imho.
Oh yes please. Bodhi Art is extraordinary. I loved the previous website so much that it seemed sacrilegious to change it - and then the new one astounded me! Wow!
I probably should not have conflated the Press with the Review element so early on - it's mostly the same material, but the slant is pretty different.
'Press' is for those doing a write-up without booting Bodhi - or at least not doing any more than the minimum.
'Review' is for the hands-on reviewers, a good objective would be to get more reviewers exercising more of the bounty of Bodhi, and writing about it.
...so 'Press' is partly intended to tempt press persons into booting Bodhi eventually - but if not right away, give them some nice easy copy to fill their page before today's deadline.
(Douglas Adams famously said that he loved deadlines - especially the noise they made as they whizzed past!)
So yes, I think this is probably better as two things, rather than one. But with a whole bunch in common!
The form's the thing, you're right. And it will probably emerge as things take shape.
I gotta go now, or risk ostracism in the matrimonial bed
Sorry this is messy.....
03 August 2012 - 08:57 PMThanks to everyone who's shown respect to me by referring to this as "my domain" and whatnot. But I don't see it that way at all, that stuff has to go through me. People can do whatever kind of docs they want. I just consider myself as more of a facilitator to getting some things done and trying to give them some consistency, that's all.
Anyway, I saw this thread when it first got posted and thought it was an excellent idea. But it was right at the time I started a pseudo-vacation and never responded. I see it's gained quite a bit of momentum from a bunch of people I consider to be "heavy hitters" in this community and I think that's great.
I still haven't looked over anything or even given it much thought, but I figured I'd better at least say something It seems to be off to a great start. Keep on keepin' on and I'll get back in a few days with thoughts/input or whatever I can do to help.
03 August 2012 - 08:27 PMWelcome, Paolo!
I've been here nearly a year, and it's still a shock to have so much control over things in Bodhi - and to have questions answered so promptly and effectively by all the Bodhi team.
With your enthusiasm you should find your way around problems pretty fast.
I'd recommend surfing through Jeff's blogs from the beginning since they are darn good and give one profound insight into the creation of Bodhi Linux - all sorts of tips too.
Do hope you continue to enjoy Bodhi as much as we do! Ben
03 August 2012 - 08:12 PM<off topic> Who's that using the new washing machine I just bought my wife?
iirc - I see roughly the same improvement in RAM usage as you do, Charles@Bodhi - but I'm away from home right now and it's harder to check things out.
03 August 2012 - 07:57 PMHi Rohit - that's puzzling. I have the Simple Scan bundle on this machine, and it appears in Menu -> Applications -> Simple Scan
Works OK too - on HP hardware that's almost as old as Linux is....
We also have HPLIP and the HPLIP-GUI which makes life easier. We're using Bodhi 1.4 on this laptop - which are you on?
Flymo hasn't added any friends yet.