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Needed Wiki Templates


#1

@Patrick @Ego @HulaHoop @entr0py

Patrick has started noting what wiki templates are needed to save everybody time in the long run. So far he has come up with:

  • Adding Third-party Repositories
  • GPG Fingerprint Verification
  • Adding Signing Keys

What others need to be on this list? I’m sure you have a few ideas - please add them.

Perhaps empty templates can be created in the first instance, and we can start to fill these out over time. I’m happy to help where I can.


Long Wiki Edits Thread
#2

Created these three for now.

Will suggest others as inspiration arrives. :slight_smile:


#3

http://forums.kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion/t/long-wiki-edits-thread/3477/71

(Sorry about cross-posting, but it came out of wiki editing and is best kept recorded on this thread for posterity)

Do we need a Maintainer Required Warning Box template?

I know the status box template already exists, but I keep seeing the manual warning box repeated all throughout the verifiable builds templates I have been editing of late.

So the template could look something like this:

{{mbox
| image = [[File:Ambox_warning_pn.svg.png|40px|alt=verifiable builds warning icon]]
| text =
Warning:

A dedicated [[Contribute#Maintainer|maintainer]] is required.
}}


#4

Yes, created empty https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Maintainer_Required.


#5

Debian release suite jessie

Some pages in this list…
https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?search=jessie&fulltext=Search

Should not use jessie verbatim, but this template instead?

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Stable_Whonix_based_on_Debian_codename

It cannot be mass replace. Need to keep the context in mind. See if a change on that page would make sense when it’s mass changed.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/VPN-Firewall “only tested on Debian jessie” is a bad idea to auto upgrade to “only tested on Debian stretch” when that was not actually done.

On the other hand, for https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Install_Software#Backports that would be sensible.


#6

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Update

[[Update]] your package lists.

(Or a rewrite of it.)


#7

You need a License template, since I keep seeing the old outdated text (2014 instead of 2017) everywhere. You could just create and cut and paste the following text:

= License =

Whonix Bridges wiki page Copyright (C) Amnesia 
Whonix Bridges wiki page Copyright (C) 2012 - 2017 Patrick Schleizer 

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see the wiki source code.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the wiki source code for details.

#8

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Backports_Repository_Add needed for:
https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?search=jessie-backports.list&fulltext=Search


#9

I would like to have an “Open Arm” template. Could you please help me to create an empty one, @Patrick?


It seems that a Wiki Page (template) can only by created by people with that privilege? Is it true?

If it is true, do you think it will be a good idea for people to create a Wiki page but still need a review before becoming stable? I guess it is more of a technical issue on how to do this with the current wiki, instead of a policy issue?


#10

Yes, new page creation is restricted to block spam (most spam bots use new page creation).

It’s a technical issue. Most new created pages are created by spam bots.

Modification of existing template wiki pages has to be reviewed before going live.

Template created:

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Run_Arm

What’s best, run arm, start arm, open arm?


#11

Thank you very much for your help, @Patrick!

Done:
https://www.whonix.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Run_Arm&oldid=30848&diff=cur

Related Changes:

I actually prefer “start arm”, because this is actually what is described in that template. But since it is a reference for Wiki editor only, it is Okay if we do not want to change it.

BTW, is there a place where we can find all the existing template pages? Because it will be really helpful for Wiki editor and translators.


#12

Renamed to Start_Arm.

Surely useful. Yes, there is. :slight_smile:

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:SpecialPages

—>

Lists of pages

—>

Namespace: Template

—> Go


#13

Thank you for your instructions!

It seems this is a more direct link:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Special:AllPages?from=&to=&namespace=10