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  • Andrea
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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    we just installed the Wiki! 😀

    User accounts: the wiki is integrated with the forum, therefore you can (you should!) use the same user to write there 🙂

    Content: the wiki will serve different functions:
    – Online manual: there will appear a lot of [Help] buttons in Tabbles, pointing to Wiki article. I’m planning to gradually move some (or most of) the manual on the wiki, and then create the offline version directly from the wiki (using a plugin to save a pdf or something…). Also, things like mrdna’s quick guide, could be moved to the wiki and we’ll be glad to create a button in Tabbles that links to that…
    – Knowledge base and support: self-explaining
    – Community repository: a point to link everything related to the community (along with the forum, I guess…)

    Restrictions: currently anyone who can write in the forum, can also write in the wiki… let’s see how this work out. Basically we believe that the wiki should be as lively as possible, so feel free to write anything you like! (as long as it’s Tabbles related) :mrgreen:

    Enjoy,

    Andrea

  • mrdna
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    Post count: 220

    Great idea, Andrea. Looked around a bit and looks fun. Will have to cull some of the tips and tricks out of the forums and toss ’em up there. Feel free to use the quick ref however you’d like, I’ll try to keep it updated within a few days of any new release.

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 877

    Hello there!

    Great idea, Andrea. Looked around a bit and looks fun. Will have to cull some of the tips and tricks out of the forums and toss ’em up there. Feel free to use the quick ref however you’d like, I’ll try to keep it updated within a few days of any new release.

    Yep, I need to start writing there myself too… I also need to find out what the wiki can realy do as there are thousands of crazy extensions out there 😀

    Thanks for your continuous support!!!! 🙂

    Andrea

  • inf2know
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    Post count: 17

    Just spent 30 minutes reviewing the entire Wiki and LOVE it.
    I am BEGINNING to see how Tabbles could/should replace my desktop.
    Windows does NOT do a good job of allowing organization of programs by function.
    Not sure if this is doable, but given enough time, maybe I could use tabbles?

    PROGRAMs
    MSFT Applications (word/excel/powerpoint)
    Web site utilities (FTP/NVU.Site analyzer)
    File Management utilities (Powerdesk, dedup, treesize, etc)

    DATA
    Health related files/folders (like Personal, Spouse, research/blood pressure, Blood sugar, liver, etc)
    Personal Finance (taxes/expenses…..

    RESEARCH
    MUSIC
    VIDEO
    PICTURES

    This could be fun, but would I have to BUILD Tabbles on each of my computer that have the same files? (Desk and Lap)

    [email protected]

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  • mrdna
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    Post count: 220

    Bob,

    Just a quick response (cuz I’m at work…)

    Glad you like the wiki! Andrea has some big plans for it, but with both he and Maurizio -very- busy at the moment it may be a bit before he digs in to it much. In the meantime I’m starting to figure out the wiki editor commands (slowly, via keeping the quick ref updated) and may start expanding it as I think appropriate. Ideas and help are certainly welcome!

    I also see Tabbles as an eventual desktop replacement, but there’s a few things on the todo list before it’ll start being a real contender. At the moment though, Tabbles does DM and idea-generation for me awfully well. 🙂

    About organizing your prgs by function; with some creative tabbling something near to it may be possible. I’d be interested in hearing more about your idea and exactly what you’re wanting it to do.

    As to having to build Tabbles on 2 machines with the same files – No, you should be able to backup the db and load it (restore) on the other machine. You may have to do some re-defining of the file paths (tools>advanced>wizard iirc) if your directory tree isn’t identical. Believe that would be about the only thing to worry about. (When we get the full collaboration tools back I imagine transfers like this would be easier.)

    regards,
    mrdna

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 877

    Little update:

    I’ve been playing with the wiki a bit after a while… things I did:

    1) check FCKeditor again and realized it’s not compatible what our current version of the wiki(latest stable: 1.15.1). We’ll keep using wikEd for a while more

    2) Enable file uploads! Done by adding $wgEnableUploads = true; at the bottom of the file LocalSettings.php

    3) started moving the Tabbles manual onto the wiki.
    – How did I do this? Well, I’m not even close to be done yet, but I found a little shortcut to convert a .doc/.docx to mediawiki format: all you need to do is open the file using OpenOffice 3, then click on Export > Mediawiki. OpenOffice will export a .txt file: just open it and copy&paste the content into your mediawiki article… cool, isn’t it? :mrgreen:

    Peace,

    Andrea

  • mrdna
    Participant
    Post count: 220

    A most excellent solution, Andrea. Office 2k7 doesn’t have that eh? Bad MS! 🙂

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 877

    …one more little knowledge sharing:

    found a workaround to link images posted on phpbb from the wiki:

    I found a simple workaround that works well (at least) with phpbb: all I did was pasting the link to the picture with the file extension appended at the end of the url, so

    http://www.tabbles.net/forum/download/file.php?id=127
    becomes
    http://www.tabbles.net/forum/download/file.php?id=127.png

    Easy, isn’t it? :mrgreen: 😈

    This works with phpbb as whenever you query for a file, it does nothing but returning the file (if you check the source of the page all you can see is the file, a png in this case)…therefore it should in theory work whenever you can have a similar behaviour.

    OMG, I’m becoming an expert at this… and I was totally not looking forward to become one!!! 😀

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