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Re: [linrad] Proposed data bank
Roger, W3SZ and myself have been talking about starting a
Linrad hardware/software Data Bank to help those who are
getting started with Linrad.
This writing is the announcement of the idea and perhaps the
start of the implementation.
So Roger and I think that now that interest in LINRAD is
picking up, it would be useful to setup a data bank with
a Web site with information on running systems.
The URL for the new site is:
Leif's Web pages and particularly his Linrad pages are
a superb source of information on all things Linrad. However,
there is a need for a site that is kept up to date with simple
information on what does and doesn't work in hardware and
Operating system and software wise (e.g. gcc versions,
svgalib versions, Linux versions), and it would be difficult for
Leif to keep up with all of that on his site. Also, an evolving
FAQ-type of page would be useful but time consuming for Leif to
We think that first of all, most of us are not really into Linux
( yet )
So if we want to get into this project, questions like:
- What computer, CPU, speed
- CD drive,
- Video, Monitor
- Linux version
- computer with Linux OS only
- Linux with other OS ( windows ) etc
- Things to avoid.
- Experiences in building and usage.
are to be answered at one point or another.
The idea for the data bank is to collect data on working
systems and perhaps some processing of the data later on,
to help newcomers in selecting, buying on flea markets or
other places as eBay and so on, to get the system going with
a minimum of work and cost.
We hope you get the idea, and will contribute your system
data and experiences in constructing your system and in the use
For this to work we need input from you in terms of hardware/
software, experiences in installing, suggestions on other
Roger and I are open to ideas how to do it or even not to do
it, It must be seen in combination with the LINRAd reflector,
and the archive where the question and answering will take
place as well as other discussions
For now we hope to collect just data and will worry about
the presentation later.
Roger and I hope to receive your inputs to that we can
contribute in the enabling of many in the LINRAD project.