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 Post subject: Suggestion for a wiki index
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:33 pm 
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It seems there are several (edit again: 40) articles in the Wiki which don't appear "on the surface". I mean they are not in the start page and are only dug out if you use google or similar. Which is a pity because they are valuable.

One example I stumble upon right now (but I have had witnessed others before that):
The page "linker scripts" does not appear on the start page and not on the page about LD.

It would be a bad solution imho if this example would be fixed manually, on its own. Instead there should be a sort of index, you know, like a second starting page which lists ALL articles.

OK, I found this:
https://wiki.osdev.org/Special:LonelyPages
Wouldn't it be good to have such a list with ALL (not only orphaned/lonely pages)? A reader could do a text search or simply browse through the page titles.

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 Post subject: Re: Suggestion for a wiki index
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 am 
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That page is the first hit if you search the wiki for "linker scripts".

But, if you want to volunteer to make and maintain an index .... It's a wiki!


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestion for a wiki index
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:21 am 
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I'm fairly sure most of these should be linked from other pages. I'm sure linker scripts should be linked from ld, but I'm not the person to do that. "I have followed a tutorial and it does not work" should probably be linked with the other beginner pages and maybe on the front page itself. I could probably do that, but not today. Uboot should probably be linked from some bootloader page(s), and I guess I could expand it with stuff from the forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestion for a wiki index
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:39 am 
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eekee wrote:
I'm sure linker scripts should be linked from ld
It is linked to from that article.
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Provides full control over the generated output file, through the flexible Linker Script language.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestion for a wiki index
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 am 
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Ah, ok, didn't see that. So that is solved.

And, yes, someday perhaps I will try to build such an index. But is the orphaned-pages-list edited by hand or by a script? If by a script, then it would be cool to have that for an index, too.

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