Hello, I have some questions concerning the development of DL4J.
I have been following the project for 3 months now and it is very difficult to get involved in the project.
Often outdated information is given. Be it an outdated e-mail address in the README of the repository or links in the navigation bar of the website.
To the website:
The website is outdated and so are the guides, which should make it easier to get started. Instead, you have to leaf through issues, comb through the grid to see if anyone has had a solution.
Another useful piece of information would be to indicate which version a piece of documentation refers to and the date when it was last updated. As can be deduced from issues, “latest” may not always have been the last version.
There are also links to a book, although I would recommend to give a hint that probably most of it doesn’t work as described anymore because the API has changed.
Fortunately, there is an example repository with several examples, which is really very useful. For a beginner, however, the examples are sometimes too complicated or require looking up the documentation, which unfortunately is not reliable and only leads to despair and anger because it doesn’t work as it is stated there.
The release notes are also often incomplete. For example, you suddenly can’t enter “true” as a parameter for backpropagation. It does not appear anywhere. Or that the UI server is no longer scale based is mentioned and that you need to change the Maven dependency accordingly. But that you need an additional dependency “deeplearning4j-vertx” is again only detectable by searching around and finding an issue or pull request.
I also see that the project is being worked on. It seems to me that only one person is working on the project and is more than overloaded with work (see feedback time and number of open issues). An official roadmap would also be appropriate.
I apologize if I have become subjective here. Therefore my real question: When can I expect updated guides? Without them, the framework is very tedious and troublesome for people who have never worked with it before.