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'''How can we maintain and improve quality of this Wiki?'''
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* Stick to Emacs-24 and Emacs-23.
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* Keep things short and sweet.  Mark things that should stand out in '''bold'''.
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* Use [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_voice Active voice]
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* Give tips. Document things that are difficult to find or share your wisdom.
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* Don't reproduce existing documentation. Instead link to them.
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* It's OK to write long tutorial Pages. Use '''Tutorial:Tutorial Namespace''' for it. Assign categories for easily finding the tutorial.
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* If you are a regular blogger, consider donating your articles to this Wiki.
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* For discussions, use the '''Discussion page''' instead of posting to the article pages. Sign your comments using  <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>.
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* We cannot host code extensions and elisp packages here. Use [https://github.com GitHub] or similar code hosting site.
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* {{Note}} this is not a QA site. Emacs questions are better answered at [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/emacs Stackoverflow site]. However, if you have an answer to a good question or problem, add in the appropriate page.
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* '''Code snippets''' are most welcome. But comment about what precisely the snippet does. Document any limitations as well.
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== Mediawiki Help ==
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* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_examples Help with Mediawiki markup]
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== Creating new pages ==
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To create a new page, do this:
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# Visit [http://wikemacs.org/index.php/Template:NewPage?action=edit Template:NewPage] and copy the text area to clipboard. Feel free to modify the template.
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# Goto [[WikEmacs:Scratch Buffer]]
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# Add this <nowiki>[[Test Page]]</nowiki> and save the scratch buffer.
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# Click on the new Wiki link to create a blank page and paste the contents of clipboard there.
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# Save the newly created page.
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# Now you have a basic template which you can expand upon. Add content to the new page as you please.
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== Templates ==
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There are templates defined for referencing ''variables'', ''function'', ''command'', ''keys'', ''manual'' etc.  Use them for uniformity.  See [[:Category:Templates]]. Each template page should describe how to use that template. A few common examples:
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="75%"
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|-
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!What it looks like
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!What you type
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|-
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| <h2>Headline text</h2>
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| <pre>== Headline text ==</pre>
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|-
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| {{Manual|emacs|Major-Modes|Major Modes}}
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| <pre>{{Manual|emacs|Major-Modes|Major Modes}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{CommandKeys|C-x C-f|find-file}}
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| <pre>{{CommandKeys|C-x C-f|find-file}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{Keys|C-x C-c}}
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| <pre>{{Keys|C-x C-c}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{Keys|C-x f|set-fill-column}}
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| <pre>{{Keys|C-x f|set-fill-column}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{Command|find-file}}
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| <pre>{{Command|find-file}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{CustomizeVariable|c-default-style}}
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| <pre>{{CustomizeVariable|c-default-style}}</pre>
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|-
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| {{Snippet|(global-set-key (kbd "C-c c") 'org-capture)}}
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| <pre>{{Snippet|(global-set-key (kbd "C-c c") 'org-capture)}}</pre>
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|}
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== Categories ==
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Special categories, such as ''Operating system'', ''Emacs releases'', ''Programming languages'', should be used to introduce new categories. See [[Special:Categories]].
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[[Category:WikEmacs Contributor]]

Latest revision as of 22:33, 24 April 2013

How can we maintain and improve quality of this Wiki?

  • Stick to Emacs-24 and Emacs-23.
  • Keep things short and sweet. Mark things that should stand out in bold.
  • Use Active voice
  • Give tips. Document things that are difficult to find or share your wisdom.
  • Don't reproduce existing documentation. Instead link to them.
  • It's OK to write long tutorial Pages. Use Tutorial:Tutorial Namespace for it. Assign categories for easily finding the tutorial.
  • If you are a regular blogger, consider donating your articles to this Wiki.
  • For discussions, use the Discussion page instead of posting to the article pages. Sign your comments using ~~~~.
  • We cannot host code extensions and elisp packages here. Use GitHub or similar code hosting site.
  • Note Note: this is not a QA site. Emacs questions are better answered at Stackoverflow site. However, if you have an answer to a good question or problem, add in the appropriate page.
  • Code snippets are most welcome. But comment about what precisely the snippet does. Document any limitations as well.

Mediawiki Help[edit]

Creating new pages[edit]

To create a new page, do this:

  1. Visit Template:NewPage and copy the text area to clipboard. Feel free to modify the template.
  2. Goto WikEmacs:Scratch Buffer
  3. Add this [[Test Page]] and save the scratch buffer.
  4. Click on the new Wiki link to create a blank page and paste the contents of clipboard there.
  5. Save the newly created page.
  6. Now you have a basic template which you can expand upon. Add content to the new page as you please.

Templates[edit]

There are templates defined for referencing variables, function, command, keys, manual etc. Use them for uniformity. See Category:Templates. Each template page should describe how to use that template. A few common examples:

What it looks like What you type

Headline text

== Headline text ==
Major Modes (`(info "(emacs) Major Modes")')
{{Manual|emacs|Major-Modes|Major Modes}}
[C-x C-f] (or M-x find-file)
{{CommandKeys|C-x C-f|find-file}}
[C-x C-c]
{{Keys|C-x C-c}}
[C-x f]
{{Keys|C-x f|set-fill-column}}
M-x find-file
{{Command|find-file}}
M-x customize-variable RET c-default-style
{{CustomizeVariable|c-default-style}}
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c c") 'org-capture)
{{Snippet|(global-set-key (kbd "C-c c") 'org-capture)}}

Categories[edit]

Special categories, such as Operating system, Emacs releases, Programming languages, should be used to introduce new categories. See Special:Categories.