View Full Version : Proposal for forum touch up, for PS3, PPC and other platforms

October 17th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Proposal from the community: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=860469

My original proposal for staff: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=861559

My addition to Forum Council Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumCouncilAgenda

Hello everyone. I am proposing a change to the forum (minor, really) that will hopefull smooth out some bumps. Namely, Apple PPC users, PS3 users and Sparc users will like it. Possibly, netbook users as well.

This forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=340 is needed I think, but, take into accounts is extremely slow traffic (when I original proposed this, it was at two pages. Now it is at three pages. Not very fast).

I propose it be renamed to "Alternative Platforms", and have the following prefixes:


This would allow people with unique (or at least, non traditional desktops and laptops) to have a place for support without having the many assumptions of using x86 or x64 that is most common.

My "Netbooks" addition is new. It was part of the original list, back when the EeePC was the only real option, whereas now we have Dell 910, the Acer One, etc. That may be an interesting topic for a new forum, however, that is not for this proposal.

What do you think? Suggestions? Support?

October 17th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Sounds appropriate to me.

Canis familiaris
October 18th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I agree for most but I don't see the need for Netbooks because they are also x86, No?

October 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM
I agree for most but I don't see the need for Netbooks because they are also x86, No?

Well, it is a unique platform. The PS3 architecture is based on the PPC for example, but PPC advice wouldn't be that useful for it. The Netbooks use (mostly) processors not found in PC's, so I would consider them unique.

Of course, I think for netbooks, they would be better off having their own forum with prefixes, and originally, only one was out with Linux so that was why the list had them.

October 20th, 2008, 02:09 AM
Seems like a good idea.

October 21st, 2008, 02:05 AM
Meeting is October 22nd at 23:00 UTC.

October 21st, 2008, 04:43 AM
I agree with the others that suggested that netbooks be separated from the other platforms. While they are x86, they have other issues (wireless, video) that are different from standard PC's.

October 21st, 2008, 11:55 PM
it would be great to have somewhere to talk about powerpc (the apple forum is too busy, and not all powerpc is apple). i think it would be fine to share it with the other ports.

not sure about including netbooks. the issues they have are quite different from powerpc and sparc.

October 23rd, 2008, 12:29 AM
Meeting on this issue was finished. It was approved with amendments.

October 23rd, 2008, 12:05 PM

sorry i couldn't be there (was past my bedtime (BST))

meeting log

October 26th, 2008, 06:51 PM
when will the forum be created? (or has it already).


October 26th, 2008, 07:04 PM
when will the forum be created? (or has it already).


When the admins have time for it. They'll make it soon.

June 3rd, 2009, 11:38 AM

any news? now that ARM is in fashion there is even more need for this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1177125

June 24th, 2009, 05:19 AM
I am on the lookout for Ubuntu ARM support; a forum would be great.
I am hanging out for the Touch Book (http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/touchbook/) which is an ARM Netbook. If the new details they post in the next 24hrs are promising I will buy one ASAP.
It runs a remixed Angstrom OS from a MicroSD card but I want to have a second card with ubuntu on it and as yet I don't know how I will achieve that. The info seems to be out there but without the device in my hand I can't experiment.

June 24th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Due to database problems, several forums were dropped, so I don't think we'll see any new forums created.