Help:Wiki Community

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Why we need YOU!

The Wiki has existed for some time and as with many Wiki's contains a lot of content that is out-of-date, or not relevant any more. We decided to migrate to a new MediaWiki based wiki, which allows us a fresh start. We hope to be able to mobilize Xen community members and are planning a number of regular activities and approaches:

  • Regular Document Days on IRC
  • Recognize community members for their contributions
  • Make new Wiki much more manageable by using Categories and other proven Wiki tools

Wiki Conventions

We want to make it as wasy as possible for users to use and find content in the new Wiki and also ensure that the Wiki remains up-to-ate.

Improving Navigation through Categories

Common Categories

Categories by audience
Category When to use
Category:Users This document is for users of Xen or any project hosted on
Category:Beginners This document is primarily targetted at beginners. Note that this category should primarily be used together with Category:Users.
Category:Developers This document is for developers of Xen or any project hosted on
Category:Project This document is primarily a project document such as a roadmap, TODO lis, minutes, etc. for a project hosted on
Category:Community This document is a community document that doesn't fit elsewhere. It is intended for general information of Xen and the community at large
Categories by lifetime
Category When to use
Category:Transient This document has a limited lifespan (e.g. it describes an event or a short-lived activity). Pages in this category should be reviewed at least annually and archived appropriately.
Category:Archived This document has been archived. TODO:We probably will need archive versions of some Categories
Categories by document type (note that these should be used in conjunction with audience categories)
Category When to use
Category:Overview This document contains an Overview document for a specific topic. Overviews are typically introductory and contain definitions, trade-offs, basic concepts, etc.
Category:FAQ This document contains one or several frequently asked questions including answers
Category:HowTo This document contains a HowTo document, which usually is a short tutorial
Category:Tutorial This document contains a step-by-step tutorial for a fairly complex use-case
Category:Compatibility This document contains a information about software - software, software - hardware and other compatibility.
Category:Index This document is largely an index to other pages.

Other Categories

These sections still need to be written.

Managing pages via Templates

These sections still need to be written.

Useful Built-in Wiki Pages

We will complete this section once templates have been created

Changes Missing Content Manage Pages
Recent Changes Wanted Pages »» Create page Uncategorized Pages »» Categorize
Related Changes Wanted Files »» Upload file
Wanted Categories »» Create category
Wanted Templates »» Create template