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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2010, 11:06:58 pm »
I'll put a wiki entry in for this then and thanks for the support! :) Actually, I was also thinking of some style guidelines for the wiki as well, maybe it's just me, but I'd prefer it if the pages were consistent ;) I've looked at a lot of pages in quick succession and some consistency would be good! I'm gonna start a new thread to discuss this....

Yes, the template is the way to go, without a doubt.  Even then - if for some reason we decide to make a category (which we should NOT) it could be programatically applied via the template.

Eventually, we should have a more formal hardware compatibility database - there have been at least a couple unsuccessful attempts to make such a thing, but nothing useful came from those, so the wiki will have to do for now.

If you can find a way to normalize the input to the template - for instance, only allow "working", not "it works", "good", "crappy device", etc - that would be excellent.  I'd suggest the following categories:
- working plug-and-play (for PnP devices)
- works with minimal effort (for devices that have templates, but are not PnP)
- works with significant effort (for devices that need additional software to be manually installed)
- not working


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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2010, 04:08:01 pm »
Sorry if I'm being simple, but how do I edit the matrix?

I click "edit" on the wiki page in question, but don't see anything relating to the matrix at the top.

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2010, 05:45:04 pm »
Purps,

Have a look at the opening post in this thread. An example of a "filled in" matrix is there, together with all the parameters.

Long story short, it's a template with "runtime" substitition parameteres / variables.

If it still doesn't make sense, post back with what you want to put and I'll explain how to put it there :D
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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2010, 08:44:41 pm »
It would be great if there were a wiki page describing the use of the matrix template.  It could have links to the mediawiki documentation on templates for those not familiar with the syntax or interested in learning.

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010, 10:16:44 am »
Ok,

I've started a new category (which isn't fleshed out enough yet to put a link to from the main page ;) to start documenting Wiki Editing Style Guides. I have created one article in the category which explains (I hope!) how to use the versioninfo template.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/UseageTemplateVersionInfo

I have also modified the template so that at the bottom is a link to the useage information page.

I hope this helps anyone wanting to contribute to this mini-project :)
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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2010, 04:17:19 pm »
I like it, thanks.

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2010, 06:43:40 pm »
Yes thank you for getting this done :)

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2010, 07:51:15 pm »
OK, I think most of the hardware pages have now been done. Thank you to everyone who as helped out!

I have taken the liberty of also going through the categories in "compatibility" and updated the versioninfo as appropriate. (For example, "Confirmed working without caveats in 810" etc.

I would appreciate it if people could carry on adding the template to any pages they stumble acorss that don't have it!

Unless anyone objects, I'm going to move on to the Documentation and Tutorials categories.
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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2010, 01:41:09 am »
OK, I think most of the hardware pages have now been done. Thank you to everyone who as helped out!

I have taken the liberty of also going through the categories in "compatibility" and updated the versioninfo as appropriate. (For example, "Confirmed working without caveats in 810" etc.

I would appreciate it if people could carry on adding the template to any pages they stumble acorss that don't have it!

Unless anyone objects, I'm going to move on to the Documentation and Tutorials categories.


Thank you very much. Been noticing it popping up more and more across the wiki. Good work.

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2010, 01:44:44 am »
Anyway, Andrew, I know I'm asking a lot and that you and your team already devote a lot of time and effort to this site, but I'm fairly sure that you would have the most detailed knowledge to "fill in the blanks" on a lot of the pages....

If I visit a page and I know its status then I will update it for sure...but as to having the most 'detailed' knowledge... ;-)

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2010, 10:50:29 am »
As we know now what path we are taking, let's opt for a sticky to explain how this works, why this is important etc. So that the more lurkish forum users are confronted with it every day.
This only works if everybody knows the system and applies it.

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2010, 12:27:52 pm »
I agree, and asked in the first posting for that to happen.

Hey, Admins! How about it?
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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2010, 12:37:19 pm »
Well Zaerc seems to be an admin......... ;D

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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2010, 12:52:16 pm »
Ummmm, yeeesssss. But so are 3 others :D
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Re: Wiki Update
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2010, 03:14:23 pm »
If we make a sticky, could we also make a preferred comment.

Like

Works with little programming
Works out of the box / pnp
Doesn't work
Works, but not fully
etc etc etc.