Talk:Extend Utils

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I have no idea what Ambox is, but it has absolutely nothing to do with Extend Utils.
I wrote Extend Utils myself last year, and I have never heard of this "Ambox" thing till it was tagged onto this page, which incidentally IS documentation for the Extend Utils suite.
If you're going to make random edits like that, it's actually somewhat courteous to let the original author know before doing so.. just because it's a Wiki doesn't mean you should just go about and edit as you please. stuckie 21:06, 22 April 2011 (MEST)

Sorry it wasn't my intention to annoy anybody Stuckie :( template:Ambox is to create this nitty small hint boxes. In this case I used it to mark that we might think about splitting up this page, cause to me it seemed to be a bit to much. --ABC 00:16, 23 April 2011 (MEST)
Ah it's a template.. wasn't quite aware of that. Apologies for being a bit snippy; work has been a bit hectic and I'm probably a bit overstressed just now! Just saw lots of my pages get changed without much indication as to what was going on or why and had a slight knee-jerk reaction! In future, please post in the comments what it is you're doing, or check with me in advance if it's one of my pages as I tend to have mass edits offline to push up when I've got a release ready ;) As for splitting the page - the whole thing is documentation for Extend Utils which is itself a rather large and complex set of scripts, so not sure how you'd want to split it up. What would you suggest? stuckie 00:25, 23 April 2011 (MEST)

Stuckie, are you sure that "OS extends" is a subsection of "bug reports"? Granted I know nothing, but that seems like it might be wrong. Esn 07:10, 23 April 2011 (MEST)

Fixed.. not sure how I never noticed that.. those were describing available files, so I must've added Bug Reports at some point and mucked the ordering up - probably from being annoyed at people going "It's broken" and that being their entire bug report! stuckie 11:08, 23 April 2011 (MEST)

What I miss is a more general Overview for people not familar with Pandora or OS layers in general. And I would prefer a more neutral style ( no 'me', and focused/ordered more on usage not development). What does the others say? --ABC 14:05, 23 April 2011 (MEST)

Not quite sure what you're wanting here... Extend Utils really isn't for use by everyone ( it's still under "Dodgy Hack" status, has a rather hostile "GUI" if you can even call a bunch of Zenity scripts a GUI, and can sometimes fail to mount things without telling you ) a fact compounded in that I haven't pushed it to any app repository ( and it definitely better not be in any of them. ) An overview of the Pandora OS doesn't have much to do with Extend Utils - it's just a set of scripts for using loopback files and mounting them in special ways. The documentation is also focused more on development as that's generally what it's aimed at; it's not stable enough for general use in my opinion, and was written specifically for myself to aid development on the Pandora itself, with the documentation here being more pointers to help others use it. I sadly don't have much free time to work on stuff, and would rather work on the applications themselves than documentation, so I'll write the documentation up quickly in this style to get something up - which has to be better than nothing, right? Feel free to rewrite it if you want, but I'd ask you to email me the results first, before pushing it on the page, so I can check it. stuckie 14:33, 23 April 2011 (MEST)
Well ATM I'm not that expereienced to contribute to such a advanced topic. This was just my suggestion to point out some details of the topic to anybody that visits this page :) --ABC 19:51, 23 April 2011 (MEST)
I'm sortof working on another Extend Utils feature, then it's onto an actual GUI-based application, so that should help sort things out a bit better.. for now, this documentation page is probably a bit too invaluable as it stands as it's the only guide/tutorial/documentation/thing for Extend Utils. stuckie 13:19, 24 April 2011 (MEST)