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by Michael » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:25 am
Hi Liz,

Are you planning to add a wiki to raspberrypi.org? I was thinking of starting a couple of pages on elinux.org to capture some of the great information various members of R.Pi staff have added to the forum over the last few days but didn't want to duplicate anything you might be planning yourselves.
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by liz » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:46 am
Hi Michael

I have installed mediawiki, but we're probably not ready to start our own wiki yet. (Beyond what you see on the website, I've got my hands very full with the PR operation too, which is taking a lot of time.) So please do add stuff on elinux - it'd actually be very helpful indeed for now!
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by Michael » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:01 pm
Okay, I've created two pages.

RaspberryPiBoard is the starting point for advanced users
http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard

RaspberryPiBoardBeginners is the starting point for beginning users
http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB.....dBeginners

I've also created a new category: http://elinux.org/Category:RaspberryPi
If anyone creates a new RaspberryPi related wiki page, please include the following at the top of the page:
[[Category: Linux]]
[[Category: OMAP]]
[[Category: Development Boards]]
[[Category: RaspberryPi]]
[[Category: Education]]

Obviously a lot of the content on there right now is educated guess work on my part, plus nuggets of info copied and pasted from the forums. The whole point of a wiki is that the community as a whole (no one person or organisation) owns it and updates it as time goes on so everyone should feel free to correct mistakes and add knowledge as they go.

Clearly in the early days, it is first going to be the Raspberry Pi developers and then key third-party developers with access to Alpha boards that are going to have the most to contribute.
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by liz » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:11 pm
Thanks very much, Michael!
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by amiga65 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:14 pm
@Michael

Looks good. :)
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by liz » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:15 pm
Actually, I have just read both pages through and I am *astounded* at how much you've done - thank you VERY VERY much! Would you mind dropping me an email at liz@raspberrypi.org? (Let me know here when you have done - we've been having a spot of trouble with the mail forwarder.)
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by Michael » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:51 pm
Email sent.

Its mainly leveraging off the amazing work of the BeagleBoard community. I haven't added in anything about education materials so if people want to start listing great educational tools and the like, here is a good place:
http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB....._materials

Similarly, if any of you have favourite coverage of Raspberry Pi in the online press or blogs, etc. please do add them in to http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB.....d#Articles

There are seperate sections for photos and videos, too.
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by eggn1n3 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:37 pm
This looks really good! All the info found in the forums are now on one spot! Question, I read almost all the reactions in the forums but I even found new stuff like the weight of the board and all the names of the connectors. Where did you find that info?
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by Michael » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:00 pm
Like I said, a lot of it was guess work. The pcb mask picture currently on the home page of this site labels most of the connector IDs in orange and their function in green. With a little guess work, a couple more can be worked out.
The BeagleBoard weighs 37g. This board is smaller and has less connectors so should weigh less. But I did forget to take into account the Ethernet connector.
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by eggn1n3 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:04 pm
Well, your guesses seems fairly accurate! I'll visit elinux.org for sure from now on.
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by liz » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:10 pm
Yeah - looks like the mail forwarder is broken. I'll have a word with our hosts on Monday and get back to you later. ;)
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by EWH » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:55 pm
Awesome work - this article has everything!
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by danielu » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:27 am
Michael i want to help translating the wiki to spanish.
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by AmyS3 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:36 am
i offer myself for a german translation.
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by Michael » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:53 am
danielu, AmyS3: that would be great.

elinux wiki doesn't currently support foreign language translations - please contact the elinux-wiki-dev mailing list (you'll need to subscribe first: http://elinux.org/ELinuxWiki:M.....iling_List) and ask for this feature to be turned on.
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by AmyS3 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:05 am
uhh subscription needed.. ugh.. ;-)
ok i did and now?
who do i ask??

edit: ok works...
edit2: i hope it is ok with you, if i act like a copycat and just steal you´re english version and translate it bit by bit ^^
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by Michael » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:52 am
Will PM you.
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