We need a Wiki

Jan 30, 2007 at 5:34 AM
I think that a Wiki will be very helpful for both developers and users of the library. Cause it will let us (users) share our knowledge about the library and how to use it in various situations, and will let developers have consistant documentation in just one place (and not dispersed all over the forum), so it will be easily updated when the animation library changes.

And just to point at, the documentation is as important as the library code.
Coordinator
Jan 30, 2007 at 12:58 PM
http://animationcomponents.wikispaces.com/

Is the new wiki.
Coordinator
Jan 30, 2007 at 11:03 PM
Nevermind! THey seem to have updated these forums so I see no need for a wiki.
Coordinator
Jan 30, 2007 at 11:59 PM
Edited Jan 31, 2007 at 12:01 AM
Hmm... well, they did update the forums... but non-developers still can not edit wikis. I think the best solution is just to use the forums, and anything I find that is important or useful I can put on a the codeplex wiki as a subpage of home.

However, if you still think a wiki is useful and will use it, I can go and add it back.
Jan 31, 2007 at 3:26 AM
Well, if you can put important stuff out of the forum, you can go without a Wiki. What matters for me as a user, is to have an easy access to the doc of the library, without the need to read all the forum posts.
Developer
Jan 31, 2007 at 7:19 AM
Does anyone know how to use Codeplex's Wiki?

Like this one:

http://www.codeplex.com/xnadevru

(note that the xnadevru guys have split the docs into several Wiki pages and they are all linked to homepage).

David, do you as project coordinator see any buttons for adding Wiki pages?
I can edit the "Home" Wiki page but cannot add pages. For example, I was trying to add a Wiki page for BVH docs and just could not figure out how to add it.
Developer
Jan 31, 2007 at 7:24 AM
OK I figured it out:

http://www.codeplex.com/CodePlex/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Create%20a%20New%20Wiki%20Page&referringTitle=CodePlex%20Documentation

I suggest that we use Codeplex's Wiki then!
Developer
Jan 31, 2007 at 7:39 AM
I've fixed a quick Wiki page on using BVH.

Are there any volunteers to make some Wiki pages on how to create animated models for use with XNA?

DrRoyal? ironmala? PonthePony?
Coordinator
Jan 31, 2007 at 3:25 PM
If codeplex allowed non-developers to edit wiki-pages, there would be problems, since it doesn't have the vandalism safeguards that wikipedia has. Relying on users to create the documentation is asking for trouble anyway, so I will try to keep the a wiki of documentation on codeplex.