In the past few days we have a little conversation about openSUSE HCL http://forums.opensuse.org/general-chit-chat/421857-opensuse-hcl-idea-improve.html and about some new ideas to improve it:
search-based HCL – like http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/ instead of showing wiki-pages there is a search form with advanced filtering options – what definitely reduces the search time. It would be also practical if you’re searching for a specific hardware or you just want to browse the list of hardwares by the selected manufacturer to see, which devices are supported.
input forms for new entries Do you know the wiki-syntax? The most basic formatting options are easy to learn, but it’s still required to know if you want to add a new hardware or configuration to the HCL. My opinion is, that for a newbie user it’s a critical point to finish your contribution. Modifying the data using forms would be simpler then browsing through a long wiki-page to modify a word or two.
These are my reasons for building a new HCL. What do you think about it?