Don,

Thanks for sharing your plans w/ us.

Also, something that might be useful would be labels on the products, so that people know what they have purchased/what they are using.  Terse labeling is OK for industrial products purchased in volume, but for the hobby/DIY market a more friendly approach would be better.

Thanks -

Todd

On 7/14/06, Don Anderson <don@gumstix.com> wrote:
Hi Todd


Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate your concerns and welcome the expression of issues and ideas at any time either directly to us or through this open forum.

Our marketing team has several projects underway in the area of "simplifying product explanation" for our customers. The results of these programs are planned to be released this summer on our website. We believe that this new information will help customers understand the gumstix products much better and will help them make accurate product selections easily.

On your other point, when a product goes out of stock the product description page does not get presented. We would also like to correct this problem as it affects all of us.

When we release these new features on our website, we'll let everyone know via this mailing list.


Don
Marketing @ Gumstix

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At 3:03 PM +0300 7/14/06, A.M. Sabuncu wrote:
As a gumstix owner, I'd like to add my two cents - my comments may seem to target a different subject; however, they also relate to the Wiki:

I think the gumstix product line is very confusing.  There's the basix, connex, waysmall computers and now, robostix.  there are an infinite # of expansion boards, and it's not clear which board applies to what.  Coming to the website and not knowing how to make sense out of it all may hinder sales and adoption of this wonderful technology.

It seems connex are same as basix, but have the 92 pin bus headers and allow for wifi expansion.  Waysmalls are based on basix, plus the case, wall wart, and the expansion board.  I have no clue how robostix fits in, or how the peripherals are configured.

Trying to convey this through a Wiki is difficult, because the product lines seem redundant.

My humble opinion!

Also, on the commercial site, some links simply say this product is out of stock, and there is no description of the product!

Todd
On 7/13/06, Craig Hughes <craig@gumstix.com > wrote:
As per the original suggestion, I think this weekend would be a good
time to focus on docs stuff, in particular in porting stuff from the
old wiki to the new one.  I think all the infrastructure stuff is now
in place, and we just need a concerted effort to bring all the
information over, so we can shoot the old site and put it out of its
misery.

Don and I will handle the FAQ stuff -- I'll write a script to bring
all the old stuff over, then we'll prune.

For the main pages, I still think I'll write a bring-over script,
which won't be in super great shape, but I'll bring all pages over as
old_Pagename and stick them all in [[Category:Old]] so that they can
be iterated through to bring the information into the new wiki.

Any thoughts from folks on a high-level tree (or web) for the way
things should be organized on the new site?

C

PS I'm working on generating a graph of the current wiki layout,
which may help in re-org, by using perl's WWW::Mechanize in combo
with graphviz.  Hopefully it won't be too cluttered to see anything
useful.  I'll post a URL for the graph here once it's ready.


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