|2002/12/04 19:06:49 PST by jcore [0/6]|
If there is a more appropriate place for these type of threads, please tell me.
As I get a little bit more used to v4, the more I like it. But something seems to be missing: authorative information.
Alright, I know this is an extremely open and free-flowing project and that for the most part this thing is supposed to behave sort of in the style of a wiki. But having to wade through tons of posts (even with the help of cross-links) is not an efficient way of getting at all of the data. I know that most of the dedicated developers have all of the necessary information in their head, but I think for newcomers like me a few adjustments could really help out (and lead to much less pain when there's a v5 ;)).
I'm thinking along the lines of getting some XML DTDs/guidelines up so that formal documents can be easily created and edited. Constraints on input and content really suck, but I think at least some more organization is called for (if only to reduce the amount of writing and rewriting involved).
Also, an image database/gallery that makes liberal use of keywords would be a boon.
Again, I have more ideas on the topic but I'm hesitant to try and present them all without some more organized format than rambling text.