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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
(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
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
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
* 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
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