|Derek Holzer||May 6, 2008 12:54 pm|
|marius schebella||May 6, 2008 1:30 pm|
|Toby Sinkinson||May 6, 2008 1:34 pm|
|Andy Farnell||May 6, 2008 2:16 pm|
|Andy Farnell||May 6, 2008 2:20 pm|
|IOhannes m zmoelnig||May 7, 2008 12:53 am|
|Hans-Christoph Steiner||May 8, 2008 6:22 am|
|Steffen Juul||May 8, 2008 10:41 am|
|IOhannes m zmölnig||May 8, 2008 11:55 pm|
|Roman Haefeli||May 9, 2008 2:27 am|
|Steffen Juul||May 9, 2008 4:15 am|
|IOhannes m zmölnig||May 9, 2008 6:25 am|
|marius schebella||May 9, 2008 7:14 am|
|Frank Barknecht||May 9, 2008 7:39 am|
|Frank Barknecht||May 12, 2008 2:40 pm|
|Steffen Juul||May 12, 2008 11:44 pm|
|Steffen Juul||May 13, 2008 1:53 pm|
|Derek Holzer||Jun 23, 2008 11:19 am|
|IOhannes m zmoelnig||Jun 24, 2008 2:49 am|
|Derek Holzer||Jun 24, 2008 3:08 am|
|Subject:||Re: [PD] [PD-announce] Proof Me! PD FLOSS Manual|
|From:||IOhannes m zmoelnig (zmoe...@iem.at)|
|Date:||May 7, 2008 12:53:47 am|
Derek Holzer wrote:
Dear Pure Dataheads,
following the PD FLOSS Booksprint in Croatia last month, the 0.1 version of the Pure Data FLOSS Manual is now online!
Adam Hyde, Luka Prinčič and myself busted some serious ass to get this up, and now we're ready to take on our toughest customers: YOU.
great that it is here now.
We'd really appreciate it if members of this list could read through the chapters, keeping the following points in mind:
1) Is the text clear and consistent?
i find it highly confusing that the "Installing Pure Data on Debian" (and ubuntu) does not mention in a single word that you could just run "aptitude install puredata"
also, the InstallingOSX is probably not completed yet, as this is the only installer-page that has no beautiful imagery (but then it mentions 'canonical' Pd)
and very minor: please rename "Windows" to "InstallingWindows"
StartingPD: i think "starting Pd from shell on w32" should use C:\Program Files\pd\bin\pd.com instead of C:\Program Files\pd\bin\pd.exe in order to have any benefit of using the cli. also it would probably be better to use %ProgramFiles%\pd\bin\ to make it work on any installation (but then again, i guess this is probably too complicated)
Troubleshooting in the "sack-overflow" faq, i find the the mentioning of "Dataflow Objects" rather confusing, as in the rest of the text, these are just "objects". are "DataFlow Objects" a different kind of objects? (digging deeper into the tutorial i notice that you seem to refer to message-objects as "Dataflow Objects", so it makes a bit more sense; however, for me, this terminology is new; i therefore wonder why you introduced it)
PureGlossary: VectorBasedGraphics are graphics "where every element on the screen is defined by a set of numbers describing their appearance". now i wonder what's the difference to an "image", where every element on the screen (pixel) is defined by a set of numbers (R, G, B) describing their appearance.
ListOfObjects: MarkEx is no longer part of Gem
PureLinks: - in the Installing section you seem to refer to puredata.info, which is not at all found on the PureLinks page (well it is, in the mailinglist section); i would suggest to either use puredata.org _or_ puredata.info (and would favour the latter :-)) - "Linux Distributions with Pd": both Debian and ubuntu (regular) are simply missing; ubuntu studio has a " " leftover
4) Grammar/spelling, of course
Miller refers to "Pd" rather than "PD", shouldn't this canonical form be used? (which reminds me, that even the header of this list says [PD] :-|)
Thanks and best wishes!
can i just incorporate some of the info into the puredata FAQ?