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=Welcome=
 
Hi,
 
Hi,
I have started this page, to help standardize Community Updates (following refer as '''CU'''). You can take a look [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Update_Draft here] for coming update. Probably I have started this little too late for 23th release, but maybe we achieve consensus before next CU. Everybody is welcome to help, here are main topics which IMHO should be covered:
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I have started this page, to try to standardize Community Updates (following refer as '''CU'''). You can take a look [http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Update_Draft here], to have a feel how coming update would look like, if we foolow all these standarised wiki guidelines. Probably I have started this little too late for 23th release, but maybe we achieve consensus before next CU. Everybody is welcome to help. Following are main topics which IMHO should be covered.
  
* conform to [[Openmoko_Wiki_Editing_Guidelines]]
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=Guidelines=
* conform to [[Help:Editing]]
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Conform to [[Openmoko_Wiki_Editing_Guidelines]]
* conform to [[Templates]]
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* use <nowiki>[[2009-07-20]]</nowiki> date format, which is consequence of above points. In fact is represented accordingly to user's preferences: FIXME: 2009-07-20
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=Editing=
* always fill in "edit summary" field
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Conform to [[Help:Editing]]
* NEVER copy/paste CU to release page! Instead ALWAYS use "move" button on top. This saves all editions and contributions history.
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* ...add your own topic here...
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=Templates=
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Conform to [[Templates]]. Especially when it comes to handy Semantic boxes, like Template:ApplicationBox:<BR>
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<pre><nowiki>
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{{ApplicationBox|
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Name=[[Gpe-FileManager]]|
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Description=A file manager application with MIME types and remote access support from the the GPE Palmtop Environment (GPE) project.|
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Screenshot=Gpe-filemanager.png|
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Homepage=http://gpe.linuxtogo.org|
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TestedOn=Om2008.8|
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PackageName=gpe-filemanager
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}}
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</nowiki></pre>
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If application/something else has its own wiki page, put its name in double square brackets:
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=Links=
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Keep in mind the difference between [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Link#Interwiki_links internal] and [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Link#External_links external] links. Try to use them properly, accordingly to their destination
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=Date format=
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Dates in article body text should all have the same format. Use one standarized date format. Current version of media wiki software is {{CURRENTVERSION}}. When it will be 1.15+ we can use unified date format, which would be represented accordingly to predefined user's preferences, while showing some default format for not registered users. (Is there any chance for upgrading this wiki version?)
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Here is nice example of [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Variables#Formatting date formating]
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=Filling "Edit Summary" field=
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I have noticed that many wiki editors do not fill in "Edit Summary" filed under "edit" box. This summary becomes very handy when it comes to later version comparing. Always fill in "edit summary" field when editing wiki pages. All you need to pyt there are 3~4 words of comment, and really makes life easier for wiki administrators. It's a good idea to set your user preferences (under Editing) to "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary". (If you really want to keep it empty, you can just confirm the message or enter a blank space to avoid the message.)
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=Community Update releasing process=
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NEVER copy/paste CU to release page! Instead ALWAYS use "move" button on top. This saves all editions and contributions history.
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=Your topic=
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...add your own topic here...
  
 
--[[User:Leadman|LeadMan]] 18:41, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
 
--[[User:Leadman|LeadMan]] 18:41, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Revision as of 16:12, 21 July 2009

Contents

Welcome

Hi, I have started this page, to try to standardize Community Updates (following refer as CU). You can take a look here, to have a feel how coming update would look like, if we foolow all these standarised wiki guidelines. Probably I have started this little too late for 23th release, but maybe we achieve consensus before next CU. Everybody is welcome to help. Following are main topics which IMHO should be covered.

Guidelines

Conform to Openmoko_Wiki_Editing_Guidelines

Editing

Conform to Help:Editing

Templates

Conform to Templates. Especially when it comes to handy Semantic boxes, like Template:ApplicationBox:

{{ApplicationBox|
Name=[[Gpe-FileManager]]|
Description=A file manager application with MIME types and remote access support from the the GPE Palmtop Environment (GPE) project.|
Screenshot=Gpe-filemanager.png|
Homepage=http://gpe.linuxtogo.org|
TestedOn=Om2008.8|
PackageName=gpe-filemanager
}}

If application/something else has its own wiki page, put its name in double square brackets:

Links

Keep in mind the difference between internal and external links. Try to use them properly, accordingly to their destination

Date format

Dates in article body text should all have the same format. Use one standarized date format. Current version of media wiki software is 1.19.20. When it will be 1.15+ we can use unified date format, which would be represented accordingly to predefined user's preferences, while showing some default format for not registered users. (Is there any chance for upgrading this wiki version?) Here is nice example of date formating

Filling "Edit Summary" field

I have noticed that many wiki editors do not fill in "Edit Summary" filed under "edit" box. This summary becomes very handy when it comes to later version comparing. Always fill in "edit summary" field when editing wiki pages. All you need to pyt there are 3~4 words of comment, and really makes life easier for wiki administrators. It's a good idea to set your user preferences (under Editing) to "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary". (If you really want to keep it empty, you can just confirm the message or enter a blank space to avoid the message.)

Community Update releasing process

NEVER copy/paste CU to release page! Instead ALWAYS use "move" button on top. This saves all editions and contributions history.

Your topic

...add your own topic here...

--LeadMan 18:41, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Personal tools

Hi, I have started this page, to help standardize Community Updates (following refer as CU). You can take a look here for coming update. Probably I have started this little too late for 23th release, but maybe we achieve consensus before next CU. Everybody is welcome to help, here are main topics which IMHO should be covered:

  • conform to Openmoko_Wiki_Editing_Guidelines
  • conform to Help:Editing
  • conform to Templates
  • use [[2009-07-20]] date format, which is consequence of above points. In fact is represented accordingly to user's preferences: FIXME: 2009-07-20
  • always fill in "edit summary" field
  • NEVER copy/paste CU to release page! Instead ALWAYS use "move" button on top. This saves all editions and contributions history.
  • ...add your own topic here...

--LeadMan 18:41, 20 July 2009 (UTC)