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1 Typo in second paragraph

There is a typo in the second paragraph on the main page:

To edit the XBMC Wiki just register for an account. Page creation and editing of certain pages requires an account that is a few days old and has made a hand full of edits.

Should be

To edit the XBMC Wiki just register for an account. Page creation and editing of certain pages requires an account that is a few days old and has made a handful of edits.

Reference: [1]

--AaronTC 13:19, 5 November 2011 (EDT)

Whoops. Done. Most of the pages are directly editable, so if you see any other typos you should be able to access them directly. Cheers. -- Ned Scott 19:45, 5 November 2011 (EDT)

Hi Guys, How do I add this page to the HOWTO section? It took me about a year to figure this out and I think it could be a valuable contribution to the XBMC Manual. Kind Regards Cyber7 03:27, 3 January 2012 (EST)

2 HOWTO: Install XBMC on a Moneual Labs MonCaso 312 HTPC case

Hi Guys

Thank you everyone and you can use these instructions. They work 100%! Cyber7 02:39, 3 January 2012 (EST)

3 Technical problems

Unable to upload SVG. I tried to upload a SVG graphics file, but got an error:

Error creating thumbnail: /var/www/wiki/bin/ulimit4.sh: line 4: convert: 
command not found
 

I tried PNG and this worked. However, SVG is scalable and better. Please fix. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bubeck (talkcontribs)

There's no SVG to PNG converter enabled yet like there is on Wikipedia. On Wikipedia you can upload the SVG and then it will generate PNGs from that to be compatible with all browsers. I just haven't gotten around to it yet, and I wanted to be sure there wouldn't be any negative impact on server performance because of it (doubtful, but I wanted to be sure).
It is very useful to have, so I'll look into it when I have time. -- Ned Scott 23:19, 18 December 2012 (EST)

4 When a feature was added - really relevant?

"Beginning with v10 (Dharma)" (which was two years ago) I've seen this in a couple places. I've also removed one about that "wide banner icons was added 2007". Is when something was added really relevant or even interesting? Maybe it's just me. :) You can after all only download the latest version. I thought I'd ask before I remove more such sentences when I edit other stuff. Udepub 14:33, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

Its historically relevant and educational imo, like AE having history and team worked on etc for e.g.. Is it necessary? No! is it interesting? Sure!--uNiversal 16:01, 23 April 2013 (EDT)
Well, feel free to add it back. I don't think really it belongs in the "intro". On the other hand, a list of XBMC development history (maybe under History_of_XBMC) would be interesting. Udepub 16:26, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

5 Add-ons installation template

I dunno how to edit it. I doubt many people go System->Settings as that's basically the same thing as just selecting System, also correct would be:

  1. System
  2. Settings

But I think it'd be better to just change to "1. System" or "1. System (Settings)". Also shouldn't "Add-on Manager" be linked to Add-ons#Add-on_manager? Udepub 13:50, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

I saw an add-on page missing Install instructions. How do you add that? I tried reading the edit code but didn't see what to add. Udepub 14:00, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

What addon? Link? Almost all addons pages what can be defined as default content is bot generated.--uNiversal 14:04, 10 May 2013 (EDT)


It's kind of assumed that "System" in confluence is synonymous with "Settings". The link for "add-on manager" is pretty close to that section, but still gives the reader a chance to read the add-on page intro and see the table of context, but I don't feel strongly one way or another about that link.

As for what pages have install instructions or not, that depends on two factors. One is if the add-on is exposed in the GUI, as there are some add-on types that aren't. The other is that only Frodo Repo add-ons generate instructions automatically.

The add-on template works in concert with the add-on python script that runs from time to time. -- Ned Scott 19:37, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

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