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Tiding Up Guide\Windows

Izhaki 01:54, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks! That section was bugging me before (I did add the comment about it needing cleaned up). I did a ton of work on this myself initially when I broke up the old Table of Contents page into the 6 sections you see on the main page now, but I have no experience with using MinGW or MSYS, so I just left those guides alone. I know those guides in particular were really out-of-date, and I don't think anyone would mind if the old guides were removed entirely if you wrote up new, updated ones that address all of the issues that the old versions did. I also really like the new "Related Articles" and version tables you added, maybe we could eventually combine those into one infobox-like template much like the infoboxes on Wikipedia, but that can wait. --Tierra 06:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
    • It would be really nice if the wxWIKI had support for Parser Functions as these enable much much better templates.Izhaki 17:47, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
      • I've used this on other MediaWiki installations I run, and you're right, it does provide very useful functionality. I've installed it now. Let me know if there's ever any other extensions you think would be helpful. --Tierra 07:13, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

re-added the vsprops file link that goes with the video tutorial

In Microsoft Visual C++ Guide. Don't know about you but for me the link is broken. It takes me to the root of the site, without any trace of the file in question.Izhaki 20:46, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I didn't bother to check the link again since I knew that tutorial was added recently and it worked for me then. Maybe it should be left for now in case the original author sees it and fixes it when someone interested enough in it contacts him. I might even have the file on one of my systems somewhere, I'll look around. --Tierra 06:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Guide and Tutorials - Setting up your IDE

Tierra, havings spent a few days going through the various page under the Windows section, I would like to hear your view on this editorial issue: Most pages include two different topics: 1) Building the wx library; 2) Compiling a project. It makes sense in a way to have both under one page, because this is how most users will approach starting with a new compiler. Also, some instructions for the second are dependent on the first. I assume 'Setting Up you IDE' would include articles regarding how to configure (preferences wise, flag, etc) various IDEs to compile new wx applications. If we to take this route, then there will need to be another section titled 'Building the wx Library' (under which, for example, MinGW would be included and also VC). Essentially what I'm wondering is whether to split the guides into two sections or not. What do you think?Izhaki 17:47, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

  • I guess this really depends on the guide and development environment. If two guides can share the same instructions for setting up an application built on wxWidgets, then it does make sense to break it into a separate article. If you're talking about just splitting it into two top level sections in the same article, then yes, I think this should be done (and I think I've tried to do this with any guides I've touched myself). Also, if the guide ends up just being really large, then I see no problems with breaking out the application configuration into a separate article even if it only applies to one guide (though you have come up with some excellent ideas for how to break out common instructions into separate articles to avoid this problem, so hopefully this doesn't happen often). Based on what I've seen from your edits, I trust your judgment on stuff like this. --Tierra 07:13, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
I am flying out of the UK for 10 days tomorrow; I will give it some thought aboard and get back editing upon my return.Izhaki 20:56, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Would like to edit tutorial

Hi !

Congratulations !

Your wxWidgets tutorial is very good.

I'm suggesting it to my interns. However, some have less experience with programming and maybe it would be nice to do some reformatting of the tutorial.

Would you mind my doing so ?

For instance, i'd like to correct the indentation, so that all the lines would be aligned based in 1st column. As of now, the 1st line is indentented like that, but the next ones go 2 columns left.

All the best,
--Hgfernan 15:59, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

  • The wxWiki is open for anyone (registered or not) to edit and improve any page they feel could be improved. If I feel like your edits aren't helpful, I might revert your changes or make modifications, but don't let that stop you. :) --Tierra 19:21, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
    • hi, thanks for the prompt answer, with lots of humor.
i did some work for the Portuguese and English versions of Wikipedia, so i'm familiar with the edition process in a wiki. of course, i won't be upset with any of the situations you mentioned.
we're not going to fight. :)
i've changed my mind a little about the excellent tutorial that's already there.
in our lab we're developing a dialog based app. so, in a very selfish way, i'd like to create an even simpler tutorial.
i would offer a tiny basic tutorial about a dialog based application using wxWidgets. that kind of app is simple, and i suppose the interns in my lab will be the test base that will help improve the tutorials.
what do you think ?
another point is the very interesting <code> predefinition. i think it has lots of functions, including to force ppl to type the code -- what i think is a really good idea.
All the best,
--Hgfernan 22:45, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Replace IP with username

Hi,

Would you mind replacing the IP given on the page (http://wiki.wxwidgets.org/index.php?title=First_steps&action=history) with my username please, I was under the impression I was logged in! :)

Thanks, Bill.

  • I've updated the wiki to a new version that included a maintenance script for doing this, and it should be reflected now. --Tierra 18:31, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Eclipse CDT Guides

Hi Tierra, Sorry for the late response, I have my mind on other things lately, which is also why the main guide is quite outdated - I was hoping someone else would get around to update if any steps / downloads have changed. I did not know about the template you mentioned until I followed your link. I am not really familiar with any reasons that template might exist, so yes, by my understanding the even more outdated template could be deleted. If I ever get around to it (cannot promise anything), I would update the main article...

Regards Lars (talk)

  • Thanks Lars, I really just wanted to confirm that there was nothing new in the template page that would be missed if I deleted it, and that sounds like the best course of action. Whether you remember it or not, the page history shows that you were the only author of that template, and wrote it all back in March, 2009. So if you don't think it should be there now, then no-one will miss it :) --Tierra (talk) 09:36, 8 October 2013 (MDT)

Request for Privelages

Hello Tierra! I am Robert, I come from my own open source project which also has a Wiki I maintain. I have since been cleaning up the Documentation articles and fixing the templates and other broken links and grammatical errors. I was wondering if it would be at all possible if I could have my privileges raised in order to redesign the Main Page to give it a much more stylish look and so that I may add code to the Geshi Syntax Highlighting Style Sheet and Common Style Sheet so that I do not have to use in-line css everywhere. Thank you. RobertBColton (talk) 02:08, 24 November 2013 (MST)

  • I really like what you've done with Enigma's wiki. I appreciate the work you've been doing on cleaning up and updating the content here too. I've added you to the sysop group, let me know if you need anything else if that doesn't cut it. --Tierra (talk) 02:35, 24 November 2013 (MST)
    • Thank you tierra! It really comes in handy. At any rate I would like to discuss some of my improvements thus far.

I have touched up the Main Page a bit using the MediaWiki:Common.css files, and also added translation and language templates.

I have created Questions and Answers article as I keep finding stray questions asked randomly in articles all over the place, including the Talk:Main_Page which I moved over to my new Q&A section now. I am thinking about creating a template that does the collapsible table for you as you can see by the one question I moved there and that maybe we should do something similar for wxFAQ and organize the questions into groups, so that there can be a lot more of them. RobertBColton (talk) 07:07, 24 November 2013 (MST)