danboid wrote:Its important to note that sometimes KX/Ubuntu can install grub OK but it misses off Windows in its menu whereas sometimes nothing boots at all if the user has chosen to manually configure but made a mistake with partitions or grub config.
I think that is fine, I didn't delete it, and I clarified my wording now with additional edits.
I think its very common for the Ubuntu GRUB installer not to find Windows or other Linux installs so don't go adding any more "but it normally works fine" apologetic fluff when I edit it again - please. I want no BS, honest, to-the-point docs.
I have installed KXStudio on about 6 different machines and have NEVER had this trouble. I agree completely with your basic goals. Apologetic fluff is not the point. The honest to-the-point idea is: if you have another working computer, you can wait to take this step and maybe it won't be needed.
I'm having second thoughts about writing my docs as a wiki now. Many of your edits have been good wolftune but I'm sick or arguing with you over what should and should not be included, specific wording etc when it was originally my personal project to help KXStudio. This is no fun now.
Hey, pause a second. This is why the community keeps having trouble. Here we have people with the same goal working together and you are poisoning the friendly welcoming feel here. If you think dealing with collaboration is no fun, then you aren't doing the community any favors. I have no personal qualms with you. You've written some good stuff. Sometimes it is wordy and unclear. None of us can do as well on our own as with collaboration. None of my edits are meant to be a final judgment on your work. The result we came up with for the FLOSS issue, for example, is a good result: A separate useful page. My manual on my own might have been not organized as well, and your manual on your own would have its own issues. We work together to create the best stuff. Is your goal to have your personal project with your name on it and that's the purpose? Or is your purpose to encourage the community and do whatever is best for KXStudio? If the answer is the latter, then the way to do it is to treat me and everyone else with respect whether or not you agree with particular suggestions or edits.
Saying you're "sick of arguing" is missing the point. We're not trying to argue. We're wanting to help each other with our mutual goals. Don't expect to rehash the FLOSS debate. That was a learning experience. We found that most people's comments on that were not helpful because they were taking sides instead of working to find a solution. But we found an agreeable result. Hopefully everyone can learn from that, and it should be smoother in the future. We learn to get along and be productive and it should be more fun. Have some optimism. Believe in the result. Feel free to criticize my suggestions. I'll defend my ideas when I think they matter, but I will NEVER take it personally or be disrespectful. I am fine with criticism and respect your ideas and opinions.