[IAEP] new getting started guide
walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 23:38:16 CEST 2008
How do I make an interwiki link?
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM, David Farning <dfarning at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 16:32 -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
>> The Getting Started Guide that I wrote for the laptop.org site is very
>> OLPC-XO-1-centric and also not very current. I don't see this as a
>> duplication effort--rather as an effort to distill the essence of a
>> Sugar user manual from a general how-to-use-an-XO manual. I think it
>> is very much worthwhile flagging the various platform dependencies,
>> such as specialized keyboard, etc. In the one page I have worked on so
>> far, there is not really an equivalent in the OLPC wiki, so the
>> interwiki strategy is not really going to work.
> My apologies for not being clear. I agree entirely that the sugar-centric getting
> started guide is very important.
> The bit about duplication was in regards to the new OLPC/* links. As much as possible, they should be
> interwiki links straight back to w.l.o. If we start trying to keep the sugar wiki up to date with hardware
> or distribution specific materials we will drown.
> I am thinking of the w.s.o getting started guide as a generic starting
> point from which other distributions and vendors base their getting
> started guides.
>> > I think SJ made a very valid point when he suggested that we not
>> > duplicate content between the wikis.
>> > There is a rather long thread at
>> > http://lists.lo-res.org/pipermail/its.an.education.project/2008-June/000884.html which makes several good points.
>> > In Summary we should:
>> > 1. Decide how the content should be split up between the wikis.
>> > 2. Use interwiki links freely.
>> > 3. Follow the guidelines at
>> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC:Transwiki#SugarLabs to move content
>> > between the wikis.
>> > Setting up the interwiki link is pretty easy but it does take someone
>> > with privileges to the wiki database.
>> > As for how to split the content, that is above my pay grade. But I do
>> > have a couple of bots that can help mechanize the process.
>> > Thanks
>> > Dfarning
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