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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2013, 02:19:21 pm »
Hi all,

yes, please have a look at:

http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Software#Categories

It seems to me that Categories are the best way to go, as you can attach many categories to a single page. For example, http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Communigate_Pro could be:
1) closed source software
2) Internet software
3) server software
4) ...

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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 05:23:07 pm »
Yes, that is possible the best way right now. Let's see how it keeps growing.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 05:11:41 pm »
Would it be possible having something in "Wikipedia" style, with a "Languages" menu somewhere? I guess they are named interlanguage links (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Interlanguage_links ).
I don't know how hard would be to implement such solution, but it could convince more people (I would be the first) to contribute to OS2world.com, also in languages other than English.

Hi Martin,

did you have by change some time to look at the above page? Having a real multilingual wiki would help collect information from foreign developers (for example people from Russian countries ;-)

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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2014, 01:52:54 am »
Hi Gabriele.

Sorry, but I keep reading the page and I don't understand it.
www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family

I want something very simple for Multi Language support.
1) I don't want to have multiple MediaWiki spripts for each language.
2)How that pages does it looks interesting, Creating subpages on the Wiki article for each language like  .../Super Articles/de   /Super Articles/es   /Super Articles/it    and leave the default in english....but I don't understand which option/scenario it is.

I will keep reading.
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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 03:18:23 am »
I tried a more simple approach by creating a Template on Mediawiki.

So, if you create a page on the wiki and set at the end

{{Languages}}

You will have a menu with the option to create a page in different languages.  It is still very basic.
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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2014, 10:59:48 am »
Hi Martin,

I added Italian translation to:

http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/QSINIT

Thanks, it is definitely an improvement!I But it has some quirks: QSINIT/it does not know that is the Italian translation of /QSINIT (no way to go back to the EN page), nor it knows that is an Italian translation (you can click again on "Italian" and create QSINIT/it/it :-)

Did you have a look at: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate ? It doesn't look too complicated to install (I would test it, but my installation of MediaWiki is PostgreSQL based while Translate requires MySQL), keeps track of the original page and also shows the translation percentage, that is a quite useful feature.
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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2014, 08:02:26 pm »
Thanks Gabriele.

I will keep reading on how to improve the template on the wiki. It was a quick hack and I need to improve it. Let's see if I can pull out something more decent.

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2014, 11:40:18 am »
Thank you Martin,

I added Languages template to the other two records I already translated and I'll try to add more (both records and translations :-)

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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2014, 02:12:57 pm »
I just created a new category on the Wiki. "Guides" to put there the readme's, manuals and software guides. I notice I was putting that articles as "software" and I started to move them to guides to don't mix things.

http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Guides
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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2014, 04:08:31 pm »
I also created the Active Developers category: http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Active_Developers

What it will be an "Active Developer"?.... uhmmm... maybe I was thinking of a developer that released a new release of an OS/2 software on the last year.

I'm sure I'm missing more, so including more active OS/2-eCS developers on the list is also welcome.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 12:55:48 am »
Hi Martin

I thought I'd add my name to this Active Developers category but I do not see how to.

Probably my fault as I do not dabble with wikis often  :-)


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Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2014, 03:17:15 am »
It is very simple. Log on to the wiki (with the same username and password of this forum), and edit you page. At the end you can add [[Category:Active Developers]] and save.

That's all... I already did it, but came on, edit your own page, add some description about you before the "contact information".

The trick with a Wiki is being bold, don't care if you submit an incomplete text, and remembering that everything can be rolled back :)
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