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A Joomla! Barnstar for you!

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Here's a barnstar award as thanks for all the hard work you have been doing on the Joomla! 2.5 Help Screens and everywhere else on the Docs Wiki! --- Tom Hutchison (talk) 20:10, 8 February 2013 (CST)

Joomla 3.1 beta

Hi George

If you want you can download J3.1 beta and see how the Help30 Help screens are being used to power and display the Help Screens in 3.1.

I set up an alias from Help31 to Help30 so all requests of Help31 rewrite to Help30. This is actually backwards of how it will be, just a demo of how it will work in practice. From what I can tell right now, there will be some minor tweaks to pages to include tagging and 6 new Help screen pages. Once 3.1 is actually released, Help30 will become known as Help31 and all installations of 3.0 will show 3.1 help screens. If 3.1 has additional Help Screens because of new features, they will not be available in a 3.0 install. The actual component interface page in admin view will not exist, so there will be no link to it. Take care -- Tom Hutchison (talk) 00:00, 7 March 2013 (CST)

Hi Tom - thanks for the link. Will have a play around this weekend. Doesn't look like too many features have been added in though - so I'm guessing it shouldn't be much of a step up from 3.0! --Wilsonge (talk) 06:05, 8 March 2013 (CST)

API pages

Hi George

API stuff - instead of making yourself crazy deleting everything how about you move the pages we are keeping, then I'll mass delete those left.

Part of our issue is there are so many API type pages, API15, API16 namespace with even more subpages, then they started using the Main namespace with subpages by version, which led to more subpages. With the Platform on a 4 a year release and CMS on a 6 month, it was unsustainable unless it was automated. Now we are going back to Framework.

What I thought, and this would be the start of a move towards SMW. Namespace, Class: I would need to create it first before adding to it. I just sent an email to docs which explains SMW. I think I counted 276 total Class type without the methods. Adding in methods makes almost 2000, but we could put the methods all on a Class page with an example.

The API stuff is a real mess. My best guess is there are probably 6000 pages of all these types of pages.

Take care - Tom (Tom Hutchison (talk) 20:48, 30 April 2013 (CDT))

Hi Tom,
I suggested mass deletion on the mailing list before but Chris' issue was that people may have been editing the pages with useful information - so he wanted us to go through the pages that haven't been modified in any way (hence I was asking about the minimum number of edits thing). I completely agree though a mass delete would be much much easier (persuade Chris if you can!!). Agreed about the API stuff being a mess. I've replied on the google page about SW - probably cause I have no clue about SMW not seeing what it brings to the table.
Also I'd be very nervous about deleting the 1.5 API pages as they generally do have quite a lot of useful information on! The 1.5 API pages were how I learnt my basics in Joomla we should at least be transferring those examples which are still relevent
Kind Regards, George --Wilsonge (talk) 03:08, 1 May 2013 (CDT)