Rough transcript from DELPH-IN 2013 Summit discussion about usability and ease of set-up + PaperCuts. If your comments are not accurately represented, please make the necessary changes.
Ann: Huge barrier to use DELPH-IN stuff, talking to students.
Glenn: Do a demo of Agree, Agree should be easier to use for Windows users.
Ann: Who looks at the download page of the wiki, messy, should be radically simplified: use Agree if you are a W user and so on.
Bec: in Oslo, found out that the glossary page would be a great index to point people to the right page for the right page, e.g. to do BatchProcessing.
Ann: often hard to find the right page on the Wiki, wonders if it is google indexed. The wiki search is hard to use.
Bec: frontpage index ~ gloss
Ann: archive developers list helps but hard to find again; thinking about this from the perspective of newcomers, who do not care so much about details of syntax ; lack applications, e.g. toy grammars, show an analysis that is used for some task, e.g. the Box world Lars talked about; plea: if anybody has something in that line, please put it on the wiki so that people can try and test it; treebanks are there, but very hard to use ; lacks an example page: download this treebank, do this and that with it; David had issues with downloading the ERG.
David: managed to download it but won't compile on the latest Debian; would be nice to have some way of asking somebody for help on this; for VB, google and find something; online QA platforms. Is there anything like this?
Ann: make the developers ml into something easier to search.
Antske: comes up in google when you search for some things.
Mike: there is a way to query more easily.
Woodley: why have you tried to compile PET for yourself?
David: documentation was saying I had to compile it.
Woodley: logon distribution
Oe: last year made an effort to provide a ‘turn-key’ solution for novice ERG users.
David: still stripping information to try and get what I want from the ERG; yesterday fantastic info about VirtualBox
Emily: the external ERG frontpage should point to the nice page about using the ERG
Dan and Oe (with a short delay): done now
Woodley to David: starting point?
David: PET install.
Dan: should add a warning "you should not be reading this"
Various: PET wiki page vs PET dfki page
Francis: papercuts: Ubuntu: small usability things people report that they find annoying; the solution exists but no consensus on how to solve it or no one has time to solve it; plea for people to take these more seriously or list what annoys them; preferably with easy solutions e.g. treebanking to classic