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Few of my thoughts

I'm thinking about editing the vdr page, I'm not sure about the guidelines of the wiki, I don't want to waste my time adding information that an experienced user will find unnecessary and will delete from the wiki, so I'm pasting here my thoughts to get approval & remarks.

  1. Beginners friendly approach (as I'm one), adding full steps & how to, meaning if two plugins requires the same steps then still add steps for both plugins.
  2. On the Contents main tree adding a Frontends tag and moving frontends info & setup setting to that location.
  3. On the Contents main tree adding a Plugins tag with sub-tags depends on functionality & backend/frontend relevance.
  4. Attempt to include most of the plugins that included in the ArchVDR team repository.

Dhead (talk) 22:59, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi and welcome! About the guidelines, you may start by reading Help:Editing and Help:Style: for example I've edited your own post above improving the usage of wiki syntax, in particular note that you should use <br> only in very rare cases.
Then, if you plan to make big changes to the article, please make sure to split them in several edits, each appropriately commented in the Edit "Summary" field.
If you're in doubt about something, don't be afraid of asking ;)
-- Kynikos (talk) 15:41, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Why is noad removed? Did it not work? This is the last revision before it was removed by Sudokode https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=VDR&oldid=206316

Some issues that I've found

Hello. I just tried to follow the guide.
When I got to the svn part I got an error.
"svn co https://archvdr.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/archvdr archvdr" is not working on my end giving me a "Repository moved permanently" message.
Then I tried "svn co https://svn.code.sf.net/p/archvdr/code/trunk/ archvdr" and it worked.
Maybe it needs editing? Am too noob to make up my mind and edit the wiki.
Thanks for your time.
John3voltas (talk) 01:01, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I just hit another issue here.
When I makepkg the start-stop-daemon I get a "Error: Failure while downloading dpkg_1.15.8.11.tar.bz2" message.
After examining http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/d/dpkg/ I found out that dpkg_1.15.8.11.tar.bz2 isn't there (any longer?).
Shall I edit PKGBUILD to "pkgver=1.15.8.13" as well as the "md5sum=" to the current MD5 of the 1.15.8.13?
By the way, why would we use a start-stop-daemon when we have systemd?
EDIT: just tried with tried 1.15.8.13 and it errored on me "A failure occurred in build ().". After this I will need some assistance. Thanks in advance.
John3voltas (talk) 02:01, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Port from Debian wiki?

Hi All,

I have created a guide for VDR at the wiki of debian: https://wiki.debian.org/VDR I am planning to port this quide to the arch linux article of VDR. This will alter the structure of the arch linux article considerably. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VDR

Is the structure of the debian article good enough to do this? Kind regards, Cedric

Cdwijs (talk) 13:19, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't have the knowledge necessary to comment on the content, but regarding style, please see Help:Style#Hypertext metaphor first. It is perfectly fine to just link to the Debian wiki article from relevant sections, I'd say that "porting" an article to different style is useless. Of course any improvements to the article are still welcome :) -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

NEW VDR install guide

this wiki needs to be updated: Could we add this install option? https://github.com/VDR4Arch/vdr4arch/wiki/VDR4Arch-Installation-(en_US)

I think that this is the best option for a newbie user.

Ralonso (talk) 08:30, 2 May 2015 (UTC) Ralonso