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Could we install a MediaWiki plugin which lets us do proper syntax highlighting of different languages?  [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi SyntaxHighlight GeSHi] looks like a good alternative. [[User:Damd|damd]] 20:07, 25 March 2012 (EEST)
 
Could we install a MediaWiki plugin which lets us do proper syntax highlighting of different languages?  [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi SyntaxHighlight GeSHi] looks like a good alternative. [[User:Damd|damd]] 20:07, 25 March 2012 (EEST)
  
I've already installed it, but it doesn't seem to work properly (the fonts seem terribly small) and it doesn't support Emacs Lisp. [[User:Bozhidar|Bozhidar]] 20:24, 26 March 2012 (EEST)
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::Are you sure the font size is not because of your web browser settings? They look just fine when I try it. About the Elisp support, we can still use just "lisp" until someone gets around to writing a version for Elisp. [[User:Damd|damd]] 18:44, 31 March 2012 (EEST)
  
 
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Revision as of 11:44, 31 March 2012

IMPORTANT: Offline discussion

There is a Google group for discussion of the site: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/wikemacs so we should probably favor posting there. PhilHudson 16:16, 26 March 2012 (EEST)

Structure

I would like to structure the Main Page in boxes like here [1] the Featured Article/Project. Any objections? And maybe User:Bozhidar should write some lines about the relation to the "old" EmacsWiki?--Kenda 19:58, 24 March 2012 (EET)

This seems like a good idea. Might help us utilize better the screen estate. As for the relation to the EmacsWiki - it is more or less non-existing. We have the permission from Alex (kensanata) to migrate any content we choose to, but they won't be supporting us in any way. Bozhidar 20:28, 26 March 2012 (EEST)

Markup Conventions

Wikipedia linking convention

Could/should we have a convention for formatting and placement of wikipedia links on pages? PhilHudson 22:37, 24 March 2012 (EET)

EmacsWiki linking convention

Similar question to Wikipedia wrt EmacsWiki PhilHudson 23:06, 24 March 2012 (EET)

Describing Modes and Packages

Naming Conventions

I'd like to suggest *not* suffixing (links to) modes with "-mode". Thus: "org" not "org-mode". For consistency I've been adding links titled "org-mode" until now, since that one was already created when I started. PhilHudson 22:09, 24 March 2012 (EET)

Agreed, let's use the "friendly" name of a package. I'd say "Org", "Gnus", "YASnippet", etc. GregLucas
I actually disagree. E.g. Java could be a page describing the different Java capabilities of Emacs, with links to the different JavaScript modes. This is especially true for JavaScript, where the js-mode shipped with the latest Emacs is completely different from the other widely used js2-mode by Yegge. Damd 18:20, 25 March 2012 (EEST)
Hm, good point about disambiguation... I still like the idea of using "titles" vs "commands", though. E.g. a Java page describing the built-in support (Java Mode) and then linking to articles on related packages (JDEE, etc) and why you might consider them instead. GregLucas 19:32, 25 March 2012 (EEST)
How would we handle e.g. Haskell? Emacs doesn't ship with any Haskell mode as far as I know... damd 19:58, 25 March 2012 (EEST)

Template for mode-with-github-source pages?

Can Wikimedia do page templates? I'm sure the answer is yes. PhilHudson 23:07, 24 March 2012 (EET)

Issues

Syntax highlighting

Could we install a MediaWiki plugin which lets us do proper syntax highlighting of different languages? SyntaxHighlight GeSHi looks like a good alternative. damd 20:07, 25 March 2012 (EEST)

I've already installed it, but it doesn't seem to work properly (the fonts seem terribly small) and it doesn't support Emacs Lisp. Bozhidar 20:24, 26 March 2012 (EEST)
Are you sure the font size is not because of your web browser settings? They look just fine when I try it. About the Elisp support, we can still use just "lisp" until someone gets around to writing a version for Elisp. damd 18:44, 31 March 2012 (EEST)

fails to create thumbnails

I think some adminstative settings must be made in order to produce thumbnails of the pictures automatically. Can anyone do this .? check out Dictem to see what I am talking about. Kindahero 16:21, 31 March 2012 (EEST)

found this link, http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings#Thumbnail_settings Kindahero 16:24, 31 March 2012 (EEST)
another link, http://www.mwusers.com/forums/showthread.php?1334-Resized-thumbnail-images-not-displaying Feel free to delete these links Kindahero 16:28, 31 March 2012 (EEST)