Revision as of 20:03, 4 December 2004
I apologize for re-inserting the Platform neutral link to the main page. If the Panorama Tools community thinks that there's no platform neutral "category" it's fine with me. I will then add a link to the Remallax project from both the Windows and Mac page.
Happy editing and community sharing!... Remallax :-)
there is no such thing as "platform neutral" software. categorizing software under "platform neutral" does not help user choose software for their platform nor does it help them choosing a platform based on the functionality offered. I will leave the entry until we discuss this out, but please discussion in the yahoo group or in direct emails as the wiki is very new and not many in the community have accessed it yet.
I think it's useful to add a "~~~~" to each comment of a discussion, which includes the author and a date. So others know who wrote what and when.
Smensch01 02:07, 4 Dec 2004 (EST)
What about software for more than one platform? Like C++/Qt software both for Windows XP/Mac OS X? And what about plugins? Do we need a "Photoshop platform"? And finally what about the difference between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X? They are very different platforms. Please see the Wikipedia link about Mac OS history.
These question show me that the "categorization" into platforms is not optimal.
Why do I put "category" into double quotes? Mediawiki offers categorization of pages but we aren't using this feature. Please see Mediawiki Help:Category.
Happy community sharing! Remallax 05:25, 4 Dec 2004 (EST)
(By the way, interwiki linking doesn't work here. I used external links. I am trying to find out, what is missing....)
So we could just have one single "Software" link on the main page and show the different categorizations there? The Hugin page for example would then be in "Windows", "Linux" and "PanoTools GUIs". I don't really know if this would not be too confusing but it's worth a try.
Smensch01 05:45, 4 Dec 2004 (EST)
We should throw out the platform sections. The user just goes to the software she wants. This is simpler and provides more information immediately.
Why? Let's take a Mac OS X or Linux user looking for the pano dynamic library. In the Software page he finds information about Windows' pano12.dll and a link to the [http:/panotools.sf.net Panorama Tools Sourceforge page] and discovers compilation instructions. He decides to update the wiki with a summary for Mac OS X or Linux. This is a lot more in the spirit of the wiki than seeing stubs not helping him because this information is in another platform, namely in the Windows software page.