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    An "official" wiki is probably up to the webmaster, and he generally only has time to upgrade the site in (somewhat rare) spurts. So if you're lucky and catch him when he's not busy then you might be able to convince him to set it up.

    Otherwise, you'll have to get somebody to start an unofficial one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    If you put it like that then it's very appealing.
    As opposed to putting it like what?

    You could always start a 'non-official' wiki, if it worked and if the mods liked it then it could become 'official'?
    That was my thinking.

    An "official" wiki is probably up to the webmaster, and he generally only has time to upgrade the site in (somewhat rare) spurts. So if you're lucky and catch him when he's not busy then you might be able to convince him to set it up.

    Otherwise, you'll have to get somebody to start an unofficial one.
    Yes, I know. I'm not counting on getting an official one. If there was any chance of this it probably would already have happened.
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    Well go for it

    I'd use it, even edit it if you want... got a fair bit of time at the moment.

    EDIT: If you're looking for hosting, see if sourceforge.net would host it (they do host websites, but only if they're really programing related). After all the wiki would really be opensource -- I can try to register it for sf.net (then the other wikiers can 'join' the project)
    Last edited by zacs7; 12-20-2007 at 11:40 PM.

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    Go for it!
    Looking forward to a user-wiki!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    k, I've done it. It's pending (awaiting approval). I'm not sure it classifies -- I've read the terms and conditions, but I'm no lawyer.

    This is what I wrote:
    cboard provides the community with information about the C++, C and C# programming languages, with examples, FAQs, common pitfalls and both current, future and proposed language developments. It aims to provide new, and experienced opensource software programmers a solution into developing higher quality, more "cross-programmer friendly" programs, libraries and code.
    Corny yes, but I had to make it sound like it is actually something and will benift everyone.

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    Sounds interesting, and something I would consider myself more than willing to assist.

    I could contribute with undefined C code written for DOS.

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    > I could contribute with undefined C code written for DOS
    Haha, in other words -- what you normally write

    Btw the project name is cboard and the UNIX name is cboardwiki.
    So it'll be http://cboardwiki.sf.net/void_main for example (pretty easy to remember).

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    I get a 404.
    All the buzzt!
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    It's not up yet, is it? Pending, I think?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Seems I got to this post a bit late, but I've been working on this exact thing (though with a broader approach to it) for a little while now.

    Open Tutorials

    It's currently hosted on my home server, and I wasn't planning on pushing it online until it had some solid tutorials, but now that there's interest that may happen sooner than I thought.

    Some features that I've added to make the system nice to use:

    Syntax highlighting for any language.
    Some graphics for use in categorizing tutorials visually.
    Latex math support (with an AJAX editor for real-time testing).

    Tutorials that are written already:
    Visual Studio
    Debug Console Output
    Forcing a Debug Break
    Visual Studio Makefiles - in the works

    C++
    Pointers and References
    Defining Classes

    Win32
    Screen Capture

    NeHe
    Tutorial 1 in the works


    I have plans on converting NeHe's OpenGL tutorials over to the OpenTutorials project, because I mean, they're great, but they were written years ago and are starting to grow some minor cobwebs.
    Last edited by jverkoey; 12-21-2007 at 12:07 PM.

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    I've also started a similar project, but geared towards academic courses: Glance.

    It currently only encompasses one of my terms at Waterloo.

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    >> So it'll be http://cboardwiki.sf.net/void_main for example

    Are you sure you want to be using the cboard name? I don't personally care, but this site is owned by somebody and referencing the name without permission might not be a cool thing to do for an unofficial wiki.

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    This looks cool, i can have a link to wiki on my signature . Perhaps i could contribute a bit on some of tutorial which i have already written.

    ssharish

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    >> So it'll be http://cboardwiki.sf.net/void_main for example

    Are you sure you want to be using the cboard name? I don't personally care, but this site is owned by somebody and referencing the name without permission might not be a cool thing to do for an unofficial wiki.
    "cboard" (especially with no capitalization) is a common enough name that I don't think you'll get in too much trouble for using it.

    http://bjk.sourceforge.net/cboard/
    http://www.c-board.com/
    http://linux.die.net/man/6/cboard

    As long as you put something like "The Unofficial CBoard Wiki", it'll probably be okay. But that's just my opinion, and I'm not a lawyer or anything either.

    jverkoey, your Wikis look interesting. You should consider moving them to the Wiki, whichever one we end up using. I do think, however, that it would be best for us to use a Wiki on sourceforge or something -- an unaligned site, if you will. My first thought was to create something like cbwiki.theprogrammingsite.com, but then I'd have to administer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    > I could contribute with undefined C code written for DOS
    Haha, in other words -- what you normally write
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <conio.h>
    
    void main(void)
    {
         char i, msg[] = "Hello world!\n\n\n\n";
         fflush(stdin);
    
         for(i=0;i<msg;i++)
         {
              putch(msg[i]);
         }
    
         getch();
         fflush(stdin);
    }


    Quote Originally Posted by Daved View Post
    >> So it'll be http://cboardwiki.sf.net/void_main for example

    Are you sure you want to be using the cboard name? I don't personally care, but this site is owned by somebody and referencing the name without permission might not be a cool thing to do for an unofficial wiki.
    Yeah, I was thinking of that. I was actually waiting for a moderator to say something.

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