[PD] pdpedia

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Tue Oct 2 06:03:32 CEST 2007


great work! thanks a lot to all, who helped realizing that wiki,
especially to marius and hans.

i hope, i can contribute as well...


On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 20:54 -0400, marius schebella wrote:
> hey,
> pdpedia is online!
> It is a child of the second pdconv in montreal and many people helped 
> putting it up, hans and I finally did the import of the objects and the 
> main layout for the site. I hope you will like it.
> At the moment we still use the address http://wiki.puredata.info, but it 
> should be www.pdpedia.org in the next days/weeks. (at the moment 
> pdpedia.org is linked to a test site...)
> The general idea of the project is to have better documentation of Pd, 
> mainly - but not only - its objectclasses. I hope it will become a 
> useful tool to search for objects and ways how to do things in Pd. the 
> search field should really work as a "how do I..."
> all objects have some basic information like a short description, 
> library, categories, ... but we also dumped text that we found in the 
> helppatches to give a little help for filling in content. that is the 
> goal, to get many people involved in sharing knowledge about how to use 
> the objects, document features, and so on.
> at the moment we are running without authorization, everybody can edit 
> and create pages (a wiki page is created by putting two brackets around 
> a word like [[this]] then you click on that link and can edit the new 
> page...). If we get in troubles with spam we will have to restrict 
> editing only for registered users, but everybody can register, feel free 
> to create an account.
> if you see links like Template:blablabla in the beginning: that is a 
> global wiki variable. we use it for all information that is presented on 
> more than one page. for example the URL for a library. just fill in the 
> content of the variable and it will show up on all pages.
> I don't want to write to much, so I stop, plese send feedback.
> marius.
> ps: and yes, there are some bugs still.
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