Our Wiki

Our Wiki

Postby Robert » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:28 am

I have added a page "https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/index.php?title=Updating_the_Git_master_branch" explaining how to update the master branch once an issue has been approved.

This is based on Ivan's note that he sent to Doug. I have expanded it.

If anyone sees any errors, or possible clarifications, please correct it.
Also my Wiki formatting could certainly do with some improvement.

I have put a link to this page on "https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/index.php?title=Main_Page".
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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Josef Templ » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Excellent page.
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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Robert » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:18 am

The bottom link on page https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center is broken.

I am the wrong person to fix it as, frankly, I am still confused by our tools. What is an "Issues tracker"? Is it redmine, or github, or both?
The link on this page goes to redmine, the bottom but one on https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center goes to github.
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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Josef Templ » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:02 am

Robert wrote:The bottom link on page https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center is broken.

I am the wrong person to fix it as, frankly, I am still confused by our tools. What is an "Issues tracker"? Is it redmine, or github, or both?
The link on this page goes to redmine, the bottom but one on https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center goes to github.


Fixed.

Both, github and redmine provide issue trackers.
github is public (but more or less unused) whereas redmine is private (center members only).

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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Robert » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:34 am

I've added a new section to the end of https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... ter_branch.
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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Robert » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:41 pm

I intend to add a page to the Wiki, with a title like "Introduction to the Bulletin boards & the Center group"

I think this is valuable as I think the different uses of the two boards can be confusing to new members.

I have to do some more work on the links & formatting, but please make any comments on the content here, or mark up the page after I post it.


I have also updated https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... itle=Chair.

The "BlackBox Framework Center" maintains two discussion bulletin boards, called Forums, implemented with the phpBB (https://www.phpbb.com/) bulletin board software.
It also maintains a Web site (http://blackboxframework.org/index.php?cID=home,en-us), a Wiki (https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... =Main_Page), and a collection of specialist development tools used to maintain BlackBox itself.


The "Community Forum" (https://community.blackboxframework.org/) is for all users of BlackBox, and for those who develop with BlackBox.
Members can request support under a variety of categories (eq Common questions, BlackBox Framework, Component Pascal, GUI problems, System or Component Support - this last category includes general community components, not just those supported by the "BlackBox Framework Center").
Members can reply to these support requests.

This is also the place where BlackBox users can report bugs, make and discuss new feature requests, and suggest documentation improvements.



The "Center Forum" (https://forum.blackboxframework.org/) is for the small group of active developers of the BlackBox Framework itself. This group, called the BlackBox Center - see (https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center) maintains the BlackBox Framework by implementing required bug fixes, and by agreeing and implementing new features. These tasks can involve substantial discussion, which is conducted on this forum.

Non-Center members, ie other BlackBox users, may join this forum to observe the working of the Center group, but they do not have posting rights.

Occasionally the Center discussions raise issues of interest or concern to the wider community. In such cases members should open a topic on the Community forum to widen the discussion; it may be helpful to include a link to the existing Center forum topic.


Joining the Center. Anyone may apply to join the Center group. We are keen to attract new members. We are looking for people with an established interest in BlackBox or a background in Component Pascal or the wider Oberon / Modula II world. Experience of the development tools used (eg Git, Redmine, Zenatio CMS, MediaWiki) is welcome, but not essential. In depth knowledge of the BlackBox Framework use and / or implementation is particularly valuable, as is skill in writing such software; but again this is not essential. Some Center members make valuable contributions by guiding the specification rather than performing the implementation of new features. The one essential quality is an enthusiasm to support the Center Mission (https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... tle=Center).

In the first instance applicants are asked to submit a brief "BlackBox Curriculum Vitae" to the Chairman (https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/inde ... itle=Chair). See viewforum.php?f=31 for some example CVs.
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Re: Our Wiki

Postby Robert » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:52 am

I have created the new Wiki page.

The only significant change to the draft above is I've simplified the page title.
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