Welcome and sorry to hear that your new comer experience was confusing at best. I've
heard that complaint of MH on the mail list for many years and had that experience myself
back in 2004 when I first loaded MH. That being said once you get it working the way you
want it will run for years with little intervention; at least that was my experience.
There are several reasons for a subpar new user experience the least of which is the
documentation. There is also the "need to be a Perl developer" aspect. As well as a
rather limited "out of the box" web interface. These are not easy to address without
someone willing to commit many hours of their free time. I for one selfishly have other
automation tasks where I would like to spend my time; I'm not proud of that but trying to
be honest. This may not improve unless we get another benevolent developer willing to
improve the system purely for others. Would you happen to be one? I can show you how to
submit your application J
I hope MH works out for your needs.
From: Phil McDonnell [mailto:phil@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:44 PM
Subject: [mh] A new users point of view
I just wanted to add my two cents and maybe offer some help if wanted.
I have been looking at all the automation systems, software, etc. I had looked at Mister
House a while back and even installed it on Windows from the SVN compiled version but was
pretty lost for a while with it. I liked the way it worked but is seemed like it wasn't
supported and docs, support were scattered about with broken links everywhere.
I don't know the whole history and not even sure what happened to the original developer
but from a new users perspective it is very confusing/daunting to even try to use MH. And
the web layout leaves a lot to be desired. I even tried the iPhone layout but could not
get it working.
After struggling along I found that there were some good folks working on it over at Git.
And that is what brings me here as I have been watching this mailing list for a while now.
I think the biggest problem with maintaining an audience here as well as newcomers is the
fact that there is too many sites that have different information on them about MH. Does
anyone still have access to the original domain/website? What about SF access? Here is
what I have found:
and even http://misterhouse.net which brings me back to the first link above.
Is there anyway to consolidate these? Can you bring them all under one roof? Maybe the
original domain that brings you to Git?
I would love to help out in anyway I can to consolidate and update the docs/websites/etc.
I think if you can have a one stop shop so to speak it would be way better then the way it
is currently setup.
Now if I am over stepping my boundaries please let me know or tell me to go away...
But I thought it might be good to get a relative newbies perspective.
I know a bunch of you were pushing to move to Git which seems to be the way a lot of
projects are going now a days, but if that happened could everything else be pointed
there? Could Git be used for everything?
Like I said this is just my two cents and also I would love to help in anyway I can. I am
not a Perl programmer but it doesn't look to far off from the PHP that I am fluent in. I
am also willing to help with the docs as needed, just let me know how I can help to make
this project a success again.
Honestly, nothing else out there compares to the underlying software that MH has.