Jeremy said I could use the area however I wanted. From the start I wanted to use a WIKI for the developers. You were right that what was there was too promotional.
I hoped to have a VERY short front page, for now, that would guide people to amigolinux.org for specific info about Amigo and it's use. And provide an area where the developers can do collaborative work, including the writing of both Amigo-specific and general linux HOWTO's. These could then be linked to directly, or referenced from documents or webpages. Users/viewers would be encouraged to add or finish pages there. The best of this info will be condensed and used elsewhere, as well as put in your general HOWTO's or linked from/to
The main Amigo WIKI page would link only to the HOWTO index, the developers area and to amigolinux.org
The 'philosophy' is really meant for the developers, though it may help users understand the 'whys' of Amigo better.
The 'personals' are completely unnecessary. Also for developers.
I am not a moderator at LQ. I am the 'official member' from Amigo Linux who represents the distro on the forum, as required by LQ. I was between 600-700 posts on the Slack forum when I started the Amigo forum.
Amigo is not a 'fork' of anything. If anything, it's just the opposite -a merging of programs, ideas, code, etc, from many sources.
While the existing releases run out-of-box on umsdos, they were MEANT to be released with other filesystem, compressed package type AND installation method. The upcoming release of Amigo does NOT run from umsdos. The release after that MAY be a loop-mounted, compressed, ISO image running inside an emulated x86, over network-mounted USB stick, using JFFS2, with XFS on top of that. All inside a little-old-granny-friendly LiveCD, running inside BOCHS, on a MacOS! Who knows? Only the shadow...and myself!
The WIKI does seem to me a better way to collaborate and brainstorm, than the forum. Thread-style discussion leads to 'spattering' of info over many pages. A WIKI lets us 'boil' it down -in the same pot. Then, if definitive, it can be 'written in stone' on some webpage, or quoted somewhere, or linked to from outside. Lots of these would go to your general linux HOWTO's. For instance, I'll write one on how to set up Thunderbird to run under linux and windows, both accessing a shared mail folder.
If it's not appropriate that we use the LQ WIKI in this way, then I'll have to rethink it.
What I'd like to see there is something like this:
The Amigo Linux Project promotes the Open-Source movement in several ways.
One is by providing a family of linux distributions, which are easy to run and use -even by those who know very little about computers. Please see the Amigo Linux homepage for more details. Part of that ease-of-use involves great follow up and support for the user. This WIKI provides an area where the developers and users (You?) can share what they learn and pass on Amigo-related Tips and HOWTO's. They can also create general linux HOWTO's there or finish an already -started one.
Another way that Amigo promotes Open-Source is by providing access to the project itself. Nearly anyone can join the project and use the talents they have, or learn new ones. Amigo can turn a 'newbie' into a Linux professional, or at least into a participating member of the linux community. Members of the developers team contribute with translations and other tasks on a variety of other projects, and Amigo Linux itself contributes funds and software to various projects.
Amigo Linux has an active forum here at LQ, where you can get help or get your voice heard. The Amigo developers really use your input to help make decisions, such as what software to include, etc.
Amigo also tries to generate and share useful HOWTO's, mostly related to Slackware, but that try to teach about Linux in general. This includes some guides for minimal installation at:
And, I'd like to start here a Slackware Dependency Database, where we can provide FULL dependency info, (after polishing).
If you'd like to join the Amigo Developers Team or help out in any way, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. (Or if permitted: please go(link) to the Amigo Developers Area. Could we hide this link? I mean have a few pages there that aren't linked to from the Main WIKI or elsewhere?)
Amigo Linux Home Page:
LQ/Amigo linux forum:
Since most Amigo configuration conforms with Slackware, you may find more information by consulting the LQ/Slackware forum:
Amigo_Developers_Area WIKI, if allowed