-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Hi again Lars, Your point about a general-purpose, cross-platform search engine for all things openSUSE has a lot for it, especially in view of the fact that support on instant messaging platforms is currently not discoverable. My beef with it is that it kinda assumes that we want to accept the status quo with the current level fragmentation in support material, while this "refreshing the learning experience" is about challenging the status quo. To be clear, we are talking about two strategies: (Repair) Bite the bullet about fragmentation, make or customize a search engine able to fight fragmentation after the facts, so that support material is dynamically aggregated. (Protect) Refuse to bite the bullet, prevent fragmentation in the first place by collecting information into a static (yet easy to maintain) single "source of truth & best practices", and then hope it irrigates all platforms. As I see it our "refreshing the learning experience" project is primarily trying to implement the second. If we follow this logic it is clear that if someone has a great idea that falls under the "source of truth & best practices" category, it should be fed back into whatever static doc we have so that things don't stop improving. But again, I don't think this requires a cross-platform search engine. To be sure, I agree we need a search engine, just not for fighting fragmentation; I think we need one to simply make everyone squeeze out as much juice possible from "the source of truth & best practices", and indeed it shouldn't be too difficult to avoid relying on Gooooooooooooooooogle for that. About your other point about the tools that the openSUSE platforms provide, is there an up-to-date list of every single tool hosted by openSUSE? Yes I am being lazy, but better being lazy than risking overlooking things. Cheers, Adrien
The heroes meanwhile have control over all tools, that you need for this purpose. That means especially that they have access to the data(bases) with the content in it.
I think it might be a cool (SoC?) project to provide a search engine that covers:
- mailing lists
- matrix (and the bridged chats)
- ... (and other tools I forgot)
That does definitively not mean that I want to stop you with your project. I just think we could try to work on multiple areas, keeping an overall picture in mind. All our tools provide specific solutions for our community. All have their meaning and a right to stay.
But if we want to help our community to get good answers for their specific question, I think relying on Google alone is not the b estidea.
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