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Programming => LWJGL Documentation => Topic started by: Matzon on August 17, 2005, 12:07:19

Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on August 17, 2005, 12:07:19
As some of you have noticed, the wiki died because SourceForge made some radical changes to their webspace. This forced the premature death of the wiki.

Though it did mean the death of some articles, I view this as a way to start a new proper wiki. The old one was full of unmanaged articles and had no dedicated people to maintain it. Additionally the old wiki had a lot of issues navigation wise and was a mess.

I therefore propose to start a new wiki, with some proper up to date content, with some dedicated people to maintain it.

In order for this to work, we will need at least 2-3 dedicated people to help out by managing the wiki - and ofcourse lots of content writers. By dedicated, i dont mean put in a lot of hours, but simply that you are around for more than 1 month and then disappearing into the void.

Content wise, we need to be much more strict quality wise - this means rejecting stuff if need be. We want quality rather than quantity!!

I have been looking at two new wiki's:
MediaWiki - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

DokuWiki - http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki
I am leaning towards using DokuWiki, but I am largely undecided yet.

Please provide some input on this topic.
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Orangy Tang on August 17, 2005, 20:06:19
I'd be willing to lend a hand. I had a crack at using the old wiki but it was just too frustrating to use to add much to it (far too slow and flakey, and it never remembered my login details).
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on August 18, 2005, 20:35:05
I have setup a wiki for internal testing - and I have gone with DokuWiki, it just seems so much better!! If you are interrested and comitted to helping out - please post a message to this thread.
Orangy Tang - I have added you as a user.
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on August 20, 2005, 11:39:57
The Wiki is now open again.
Currently a small number of tutorials are available - and the only section that is editable by non-registered users is the faq.

If you want to help out - give me a shout
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Chman on August 21, 2005, 08:16:39
Well, that's a good news !

The new wiki is damn fast, very nice to look at, and there's already some interesting content. Having a better wiki will force users to use it ;)
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Bigpet on May 23, 2006, 05:25:37
Hi, guys
I don't quite know if this is the right place to post it but I guess this is kind of on topic.

So I downloaded the lwjgl library and I figured I'd take a look at the Wiki tutorials (which seem to be the only tuts available on lwjgl).
Then I tried out some of the sourcecode and realized it has typos.
I just checked http://lwjgl.org/wiki/doku.php/lwjgl/tutorials/display/basicdisplay this one out. It's got 2 time Dispaly instead of Display and once models instead of the previous defined modes.

I know the tutorial isn't necessarily for copy & paste purposes but I guess somebody should fix it nontheless.
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on May 23, 2006, 06:09:59
fixed, and puzzled - I have some other wiki stuff to look at, so I might sift through it this weekend
Title: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Bigpet on May 25, 2006, 13:23:17
sorry for spoiling your weekend for you.
Especially since I think the sources of the test are a good documentation for themselves because of the many comments.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: abcdef on September 30, 2008, 09:26:49
Hi

I've noticed the wiki has a few tutorials but there isn't too much in terms of learning the basics. There is a link to the NeHe site which has some excellant tutorials but I've noticed there are no longer the lwjgl versions of the lessons.

I was going to offer to write some lessons equivilent to the ones up on the NeHe site but for lwjgl. Do you know if lwjgl are allowed to host NeHe equivilent lessons on thier website?

It would be nice put some more tutorials up on this website.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on May 17, 2009, 00:20:54
Added TGA texture loading.
http://lwjgl.org/wiki/doku.php/lwjgl/tutorials/textures/tga

For corrections or improvements let me know or edit yourself ;)

Next will be basic dds loading.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on July 02, 2010, 12:11:37
I know there were some tutorials posted in the forums. I ask the authors to repost the link or send me PM for adding their link into the wiki for easier access :)

http://lwjgl.org/wiki/doku.php/lwjgl/tutorials/index#tutorials_by_the_community
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on December 06, 2010, 14:06:06
@Matzon could we have the ability to add images to the wiki, allowing embedded external images should do. It would allow a number of LWJGL tutorials to be moved there once we have that feature.

Thanks
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on December 06, 2010, 18:00:20
done
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on December 06, 2010, 18:03:09
done

yay, thx :)
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: jediTofu on December 06, 2010, 18:39:25
Sweet thanks!  I too wanted this for the future...

For anyone that isn't familiar with MediaWiki, this is the URL:
http://lwjgl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Upload (http://lwjgl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Upload)
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: jediTofu on December 09, 2010, 03:49:24
Currently, only admins can delete images and image revisions, so I couldn't delete the first version of my NetBeans1.png file.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on December 09, 2010, 08:24:17
At least the owner/uploader of the image should be able to modify/delete it. Or we only allow external image linking.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on December 30, 2010, 11:54:07
wiki just got hit by a spammer named Hearme, hope this doesn't become a common occurance.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 11, 2011, 12:55:35
I played a bit with the layout of our main page. Please judge the first try. It is the first idea i came up with. Long floating lists of content isn't that nice to read after all. So i put them a little more together.

We might need to define the maximum width of such layouts to provide a good usability :)


// edit: To give the source of the idea a home: http://wiki.delphigl.com/index.php/Hauptseite
Very neat and organized, but took them even more effort.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on January 11, 2011, 13:43:27
I played a bit with the layout of our main page. Please judge the first try. It is the first idea i came up with. Long floating lists of content isn't that nice to read after all. So i put them a little more together.

We might need to define the maximum width of such layouts to provide a good usability :)

OMG what have you done, you've destroyed the beautiful wiki! (just kidding :))

It'll probably end up looking nicer then the old page and make better use of the space then the long page. However what does look odd is the 'Tests' heading, you should move that below the 'Tutorials' heading. Since the tutorial heading is expected to get longer its best it remains on its own with tutorials listed in two columns. Other then that nice job.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 11, 2011, 13:53:15
Yea ;) I'm still testing and reworking it while by spare time in the office *cough*

I took a look at the source of their wiki and the "test" is just a table. For the tutorial we should not display the whole list at all on the main page. A single page which will have them listed with a short teaser would be the best i guess. As for spacing and colors I'll stick to the logo and eye adjusted spaced.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on January 11, 2011, 14:04:06
ok, try not to go too radical on the redesign :)

some ppl actually prefer seeing all the information on one page rather then navigating back and forward to other pages, we should wait a little until we have more stuff before creating more index pages.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 11, 2011, 14:15:07
Ok, I'll think about a way to get them all in.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on January 11, 2011, 14:24:14
the color coding stuff looks pretty neat and generally color coding our stuff could improve layout and overview a lot.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 11, 2011, 16:05:41
So, the first "neat" version is done. Next will be some nice color.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 27, 2011, 10:31:26
THose spammers were annoying. Is it possible to harden the captcha? Or do they use china ppl for adding their spam and not bots?
Or we have to change the new wiki user policy :(
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on January 27, 2011, 11:12:29
its likely human spammers.

We'll probably have to change to manual activation of wiki accounts by an admin upon request on the forum or irc channel.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Evil-Devil on January 27, 2011, 11:24:06
Or we try to connect the forum accounts with the wiki. Maybe there is a plugin for that. Will have a look for.

Then we actually only have to delete the current ones. Maybe i could help with?
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: Matzon on January 27, 2011, 12:32:25
to be honest, I think that the account-per-request will work the best.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: jimeowan on May 16, 2012, 09:14:42
A small remark regarding the wiki page "LWJGL use in Maven":

I think you should both display the new and older ways to do it (before/after 2.8 ), since some people still need to work with LWJGL 2.7.X (the latest Slick release for instance seems not to work with 2.8).
Well, I found the old version of the page in the history, but others might not know about it!

Thanks
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on May 18, 2012, 23:52:01
A small remark regarding the wiki page "LWJGL use in Maven":

I think you should both display the new and older ways to do it (before/after 2.8 ), since some people still need to work with LWJGL 2.7.X (the latest Slick release for instance seems not to work with 2.8).
Well, I found the old version of the page in the history, but others might not know about it!

Thanks
Latest Slick release does work with LWJGL 2.8, better to update Slick (or report it to them if it indeed is broken). Much easier solution then bothering with an older version of LWJGL.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: mattdesl on May 19, 2012, 00:38:04
I've been running Slick using LWJGL 2.8.4 for a while now, no problems at all here.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: quew8 on November 12, 2012, 19:54:09
Hey,
I was looking to write a few extra tutorials for opengl, and wondering if i could get an account for the wiki.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: kappa on November 13, 2012, 00:28:33
Hey,
I was looking to write a few extra tutorials for opengl, and wondering if i could get an account for the wiki.
Wiki account created, check your pm for account details.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: ra4king on March 08, 2015, 17:04:57
Hey Matzon, image uploading is broken on the wiki. Some of the images on this wiki page are broken as well: http://wiki.lwjgl.org/wiki/Setting_Up_LWJGL_with_IntelliJ_IDEA
Furthermore, clicking on the pictures that work gives me a 404 by nginx O_o
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: apostolos on March 08, 2015, 19:51:51
Hey Matzon, image uploading is broken on the wiki. Some of the images on this wiki page are broken as well: http://wiki.lwjgl.org/wiki/Setting_Up_LWJGL_with_IntelliJ_IDEA
Furthermore, clicking on the pictures that work gives me a 404 by nginx O_o

Hi ra4king, thanks for the report.

I've fixed thumbnail generation and the image viewer. It was related to newer browsers having native support for responsive images ( srcset attribute ) which MediaWiki has not implented correctly. We should probably upgrade to the latest version and see if that restores the functionality. I had to disable responsive images for the time being.

I've also tested file uploading and it works fine. However, I did that after fixing the broken images problem so I don't know if it was related. Let me know if uploading is still broken for you.

Thanks again,

A.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: ra4king on March 08, 2015, 20:22:15
Hey apostolos, thanks for the fix both the images and the file uploader work now. I have updated that article with new screenshots and clearer explanations.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: ra4king on May 26, 2015, 03:12:15
LWJGL Wiki is down with a 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: apostolos on May 26, 2015, 10:53:49
LWJGL Wiki is down with a 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable.
Had to take it down because we suspected it was causing server problems.

We've now upgraded MediaWiki to the latest version and disabled file uploads. It's back up but we'll keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: LWJGL Wiki
Post by: SHONE on October 29, 2016, 15:27:53
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