[linux-audio-user] some thoughts about Linux audio software documentation

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Fri Aug 13 20:02:54 EDT 2004

On Thursday 12 August 2004 07:55 pm, Pete Bessman wrote:
> At Thu, 12 Aug 2004 09:13:02 -0400,
> Dave Phillips wrote:
> >   Any comments ? Any takers ? Does anyone care ?
> Personally, I care very deeply.  I think it's sad that UIs and Docs
> tend to go out the window in favor of The Next Feature.  My roadmap
> for Specimen includes more than just piling on features (I've spent a
> solid month designing the UI with Thorsten, and have just now begun
> implementing it with PHAT).  There's time for the UI, time for the
> Docs, in addition to time for the engine.  I have no problem sticking
> with a sub-optimal implementation of a feature while I work on other
> things.
> However, I am but one dude.  Post 1.0, I can help out more generally,

There's a lot of that going around

> but at the moment I am focused on Specimen, and every minute I
> contribute to another project is a minute I'm not contributing to my
> own.  I don't say this to be competitive, simply to reinforce the fact
> that improving our abysmal doc situation isn't something you can
> really expect most developers to help with; at least not so long as
> their own app is still critically incomplete.

Which harkens back to my point about human nature. Really, it's all
process driven but the proof will be in the pudding if I can pull off what I 
want to do.

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