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The other area is transitioning this entire page to a basic how-to on just getting XBMC on a dedicated box. This needs to include OpenELEC and how KodiBuntu compares to it, why people would choose one or the other, etc. OpenELEC is considered by Team XBMC/Kodi to be an officially sanctioned version of XBMC/Kodi.
 
The other area is transitioning this entire page to a basic how-to on just getting XBMC on a dedicated box. This needs to include OpenELEC and how KodiBuntu compares to it, why people would choose one or the other, etc. OpenELEC is considered by Team XBMC/Kodi to be an officially sanctioned version of XBMC/Kodi.
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;Specific to-do items
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* The start of the page should be a semi-short, basic no-nonesense explanation about what KodiBuntu is and why someone would want to use it. This needs to be written so that totally new users can understand this.
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* Immediately following that section should be a step-by-step howto using [[Template:how to]] on installing KodiBuntu using a USB drive. At this point there is almost no reason to even bother mentioning burning things to a CD/DVD, as the vast majority of users will use a USB drive install method.
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* A short section explaining upgrading should follow, with basic information on switching between a nightly/beta version and back again, as well as dealing with Ubuntu upgrades due to the 9-month support cycle. This will be a tricky section, because it is a complex topic but needs to be understandable by newbies.
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* A separate basic FAQ page should be created and a section on this page should be made to lead into and link to that FAQ page. This FAQ page is for both newbies and technical users looking for quick answers.
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* A separate "common issues" page should be created and a section on this page should be made to lead into and link to that "common issues" page.
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* Anything more technical should be covered by more general Linux/Ubuntu related pages on the wiki.

Revision as of 16:09, 4 September 2014

There's two big areas of "to do" for this page:

One is the namechange from XBMC to Kodi, and the current assumption is that XBMCbuntu will become something like KodiBuntu.

The other area is transitioning this entire page to a basic how-to on just getting XBMC on a dedicated box. This needs to include OpenELEC and how KodiBuntu compares to it, why people would choose one or the other, etc. OpenELEC is considered by Team XBMC/Kodi to be an officially sanctioned version of XBMC/Kodi.


Specific to-do items
  • The start of the page should be a semi-short, basic no-nonesense explanation about what KodiBuntu is and why someone would want to use it. This needs to be written so that totally new users can understand this.
  • Immediately following that section should be a step-by-step howto using Template:how to on installing KodiBuntu using a USB drive. At this point there is almost no reason to even bother mentioning burning things to a CD/DVD, as the vast majority of users will use a USB drive install method.
  • A short section explaining upgrading should follow, with basic information on switching between a nightly/beta version and back again, as well as dealing with Ubuntu upgrades due to the 9-month support cycle. This will be a tricky section, because it is a complex topic but needs to be understandable by newbies.
  • A separate basic FAQ page should be created and a section on this page should be made to lead into and link to that FAQ page. This FAQ page is for both newbies and technical users looking for quick answers.
  • A separate "common issues" page should be created and a section on this page should be made to lead into and link to that "common issues" page.
  • Anything more technical should be covered by more general Linux/Ubuntu related pages on the wiki.