I agree 130% with you…
out there there are zillions of howtos…
How many are for NS ?? how many applies to NS ? Should I spend a few weeks months to read some of them before I can begin?
Steph give us the steps to be able to start… all the info outside Steph’s post must be considered prerequisites that everyone must comply to, full stop.
What information I need ? Do I know this information ? What to look for to be able to begin ? What kind of information should i be searching for ?
anyone, even if with a small experience (but with an active interest in being involved) can setup a dev invironment in minutes, maybe hours… it’s not a matter of skills but of willness and interests.
What experience ? If i do not have experience but i have interest, what should i do ?
This kind of approach is very negative.
Basically you are saying : Go learn Linux. Go learn C/C++, perl, PHP etc, go learn linux system administration, get yourself some programming skills, go learn some debugging… and after that come here to learn by Trial & Error what I don’t want to share with you, because i do not feel like you are worthy enough to be teached and you must discover yourself.
So in this regard, trust me that you will not have many (even at all) new devs or tweakers…
Before you know how to do a surgery you must be instructed how! You do not investigate on the patient by opening him up and going like “What does this little organ is… let’s chomp a little from here and see what happens”