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 Post subject: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:09 am 
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If you ever looked deeper into the wiki, especially the special pages, you will have noticed a lot of stubs and irrelevant pages. Looking into these things, I've wrote up a list of things I'd propose doing, so that if there are any objections to these changes affecting multiple pages, they can be voiced beforehand.

Up for complete deletion:
- Sol asm (relevance, self-promotion?)
- fat_imgen (relevance)
- AS86 (relevance)
- BFI (relevance)
- TLink (relevance)
- WLink (relevance)
- SimNow (relevance)
- SciTE (relevance)
- LCC (relevance)
- JWasm (relevance)

Note: I'd be fine to keep these if they had any valuable information attached - e.g. issues and remedies.

Nasty stuff, moving to the appropriate user namespaces:
- Gravaera redirects (Gravaera/UDI_Regions and Gravaera/UDI_Regions; Note to self: use the "What links here" tool in the wiki when deleting these)
- JohnBurger pages: Move them to his own namespace. This is ridiculous, honestly.

Opinions? Objections? Additions?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:12 am 
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the problem generally is the wiki is too x86, and too kernel-orientated.
the wiki should be separated into architectures, within, practical examples and theocretical descriptions, and other topics must be covered more efficiently
just shoveling random articles together is not good

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 Post subject: Re: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 am 
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I'd argue, as author of the entry, that SimNow is a useful addition to the toolset.


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 Post subject: Re: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:42 am 
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@Geri
A couple of objections to your post - apart from having exactly nothing to do with the topic. The wiki is a place to get a overview about a subject - it is not (nor is it supposed to be) a definitive guide to your own OS, with no assembly required (unintended, albeit good pun).

Then, by all means necessary, go ahead and fix it - everyone has permission to edit. The matter of the fact is that few are really interested in anything but x86 - the wiki is just reflective of that. This is the spirit of the thread - but thanks for hijacking with the very first reply.

tl;dr: If you want to flame about x86, please open another thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:23 am 
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i wasnt intended to, just these were my ideas about the wiki, as you asked for it

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 Post subject: Re: Unnecessary wiki clutter
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:56 am 
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iansjack wrote:
I'd argue, as author of the entry, that SimNow is a useful addition to the toolset.

I agree, I also use it from time to time and have found quite a few bugs in my code that did not show up in any other simulator. About the other tools, I cannot say much, maybe someone still uses them. I used Watcom when I started OS development because it has a few nice features I used (such as hand-crafting register calling conventions), also it supports 16 bit code and segmented memory model.

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