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newRPL: [UPDATED April 27-2017] Firmware for testing available for download
04-14-2017, 02:09 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2017 02:10 PM by Claudio L..)
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RE: newRPL: [UPDATED February 21-2017] Firmware for testing available for download
(04-14-2017 12:59 PM)pier4r Wrote:  For the wiki I could start (slowly but steady) on wiki4hp. Finally we can use that site, that I already heavily used in 2013. Bruce made me admin too but I don't know if Claudio is OK with it (I mean having the content decoupled from his site) . Otherwise just integrate a dokuwiki and I think we are good (the most portable and full of features that I know. It is used at least by wiki4hp and openwrt).

I do want to keep the project in a single website. It's already too scattered with Sourceforge holding the sources, some docs and links, and this forum with most of the info. The idea would be to complement and integrate the docs (or wiki) into the project website. I'm perfectly capable of setting up a wiki on if that's the way to go. It's paid hosting so I'm free to install pretty much anything I want.

(04-14-2017 12:59 PM)pier4r Wrote:  Then, as MediaWiki and dokuwiki user I have to say that both are not so trivial at the end. Even markdown (another concept whatsoever) needs a bit of time to be mastered. Nevertheless I do assume that if someone is willing to go with through new rpl, then he is also willing to learn a couple of markup commands (and when not, does not matter, one writes another one makes the layout. That's the wiki power).

As for the backend software to run a wiki, I want a few features that are important for this type of document:
* The markdown language needs to be relatively common, so the docs can be extracted and printed on a book with reasonable ease (not sure any Wiki qualifies for this)
* I want math formulas rendered properly on the wiki (Mathjax support or similar LaTEX compatible rendering).
* I want support to insert images (this is common) but also support to include SVG graphics. This is important so we can create scalable graphics (mostly diagrams and function plots, etc.) that will print on a book with decent quality.

(04-14-2017 12:59 PM)pier4r Wrote:  I would really like to have efforts going on one site for the entire community, but when that is not possible I adapt myself. In any case, I do believe that collaborative efforts wins when it is about non commercial endeavors.

The newRPL project needs to be on its own site because it might (will?) be ported to other hardware platforms once it reaches a certain degree of maturity, or if the 50g hardware starts to disappear. In particular, the Prime port is not so far fetched (if I only had more time...). If it ever gets ported to a TI calculator, being at wiki4hp wouldn't make a lot of sense.
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RE: newRPL: [UPDATED February 21-2017] Firmware for testing available for download - Claudio L. - 04-14-2017 02:09 PM

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