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Gitlab InfoBox Template

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Can we create a gitlab infobox template similar to the github one?

Here's the icon, — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rage (talkcontribs) 23 Jul 2018 already exists. Icons looks like should work via Don't know why this is don't work for gitlab template — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cronolio (talkcontribs) 8 Jun 2018
Oh that's how it's implemented. According to the website, Gitlab was added in FontAwesome version 4.6, however it appears that the Gentoo Wiki uses version 4.4.0 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rage (talkcontribs) 8 Jun 2018
Looks like our good buddy maffblaster already knew about this,
Upgrade font-awesome to 4.7.0 to get the latest icons #11 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rage (talkcontribs) 15 Jun 2018
I'll try to push to the wiki tonight. Sorry for not getting back to this conversation sooner, Lucas Ramage (Rage) . Been real busy with family, church, and work lately. I opened that pull request before I had infra access to the repositories, but haven't been able to follow up once infra access was granted. :) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maffblaster (talkcontribs) 24 Jul 2018
While Tyrian has been updated, someone at infra will need to build and publish the change to — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Grknight (talkcontribs) 15 Apr 2019
Tyrian updated and this is solved. --Grknight (talk) 01:42, 26 April 2019 (UTC)


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I apologize for using the Project template. I didn't see your message about it from the 2nd until now. I wondered why the page changed without my editing it so I changed it back. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rage (talkcontribs) 5 Jun 2018

I figured that's what happened. I'm going to see if I can short the list based on namespace, then we don't care who will use the template in namespaces that are not for official Project. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maffblaster (talkcontribs) 5 Jun 2018
This was fixed on 2019/04/20. The Gentoo projects master page now polls based on Project namespace and category, so if community users accidentally use the Project template, their created projects will not create non-Gentoo projects on in the Gentoo projects master page. --Maffblaster (talk) 16:02, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

full build - rebuild - deploy example / case study

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Hi Maffblaster,

This is about Binary_package_guide;

Would it be appropriate to add a section under advanced topics where I share my experiences and lay out one specific strategy for automating the update process of my computer at work?

in a nutshell I do this:

on the build-host (two times a month):

  1. clone portage and stage 3
  2. copy configs from work-computer:/etc/portage
  3. rebuild @system, predefined sets, @world from work-computer using existing packages if possible
  4. publish the packages and the portage snapshot

on the work-computer (next day / week)

  1. sync portage snapshot from build host
  2. emerge binaries from a public location
  3. fix issues (use, mask, accept keywords, remove deprecated stuff)
  4. update configuration, then push that (so build host gets the fixes)

I have been doing this on an amateur basis with varying degree of success for ten years and I think it would be a great addition to this guide. Granted if my examples are not too quirky and focus on teaching practices and habits, rather than providing a very specific 280-line script.

I know I'd appreciate reading something like that ten years ago.

The reason I'm asking is because maybe you know a more fitting place for such a howto / guide. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tox2ik (talkcontribs) 1 May 2018

Tox2ik , Feel free to create a different binary package guide in your userspace. You can work on improvements to your design and publish in main namespace when it's good enough. --Maffblaster (talk) 16:31, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Why remove systemd page is marked as dirty ?

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I am using gentoo in embedded HW and since I need reliability and simplicity I am using OpenRC

I followed the instructions on how to remove systemd [[1]] and they are great, however, I see that you marked the page as dirty

If you give some hints I would gladly fix the wiky page

Would you be so kind to give some reasons for having the page dirty ?

Thanks, Damiano

Hi Damiano,
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I had forgotten about your message here! Flagging an article as Dirty doesn't mean that the article will be removed; it simply means the formatting, grammar, etc. is it poor condition. It could also mean the article is wrong in some capacity. I'm not entirely sure the instructions there are true in every case; although it is probably accurate. If it worked for you and you're confident the instructions in the article can work for others than please do remove the Dirty template. :)
Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 17:26, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

How to delete an article

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Hi Maffblaster!

How do I delete a page? Specifically these: User:Apfritts/Kernel3.17.7-gentoo and User:Apfritts/Kernel4.1.5-gentoo? I looked around online and other WikiMedia installations have a "Delete" button but I don't see that :-\

Thanks! AP Fritts (talk)

If it's in your userspace you should be able to delete it by clicking the more link (next to Edit) and click delete. If that's not working then you can mark any article for deletion (which will be done by an administrator) by using the {{Delete}} template. I thought there was an exception for articles in your personal user space pages. You can find more information here.
Hope this helps! --Maffblaster (talk) 18:05, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I presumed you couldn't get it working so I removed the pages for you. --Maffblaster (talk) 16:27, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
You guessed correctly! I only had History, Move, Unwatch, and Refresh. THANK YOU!!! :) AP Fritts (talk) 16:45, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Your edit on "Intel"

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I am somewhat confused about your edit on the Intel article. Could you please explain how the GPU generation Gen3 is connected to "Ivy Bridge"?

I have the typical Gen3 with slightly older cpu:

user $/usr/sbin/lspci -nnkv
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [103c:30aa]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at e8400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
        I/O ports at 6000 [size=8]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at e8480000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: i915
user $cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep name
user $model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz
user $model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz

--Charles17 (talk) 12:02, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Charles17, thanks for the message. I realized last night the edit I made was full of errors and will need to be properly corrected. I'm planning on revisiting the article later today (once I get my system more operational). At the time I made the edit I was also confused as to the definition of the different Intel processor generations. I thought my Ivy Bridge CPU was generation 3 and used the i915 drivers. I understand now that is clearly not the case. It uses the i965. It will get fixed soon! Thank you for keeping an eye on things! --Maffblaster (talk) 20:11, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
This edit conflicts with the Gen 2 line in the Feature_support section. Does Gen 2 need VIDEO_CARDS="intel" or VIDEO_CARDS="intel i915"? --Charles17 (talk) 09:52, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

IRC & others

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Hi Matthew, no I don't use IRC… one day perhaps?

You asked this question in my talk page, is it the good process to answer in your talk page? (I am not such a good Wiki pratician…)

I made several changes in Cinnamon page and would like to know if something can be done (by me) for these changes to be quickly translatable (there is an important precision about Xorg version).

Best regards, Francoisd (talk) 11:50, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Proper etiquette on talk pages is to respond below the original message like I'm doing here. Make sure you use the colon (:) to indent your reply. More colons are needed on each reply in the thread.
Unfortunately you need higher permissions in order to mark a page as translatable. Right now your best option when you'd like a specific page is to ask one of the Wiki project members to mark it for you. This is why I was mentioning you should join our channel in IRC if that's possible. IRC is the fastest way to contact us. If IRC is not an option, then second best is to email us. You can reach us at our e-mail addresses. We will review your changes and, if everything looks right, mark the page. The reason we do things this way is because we want to spare translators the extra work of re-translating all the revisions of the page. If there is an error all the translators receive an the error as an update. When we fix the error all the translators will again receive the update and have to do more work. It's a little complicated, but we're trying to spare the translators from extra, unnecessary work. Hopefully this makes sense.
Depending your level of involvement and commitment to the Gentoo project, I would be happy mentor you towards the goal of a general wiki editor. This way you would eventually mark the pages yourself. I mentioned this recently on the main page. Let me know if you're interested. --Maffblaster (talk) 21:56, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Now I understand you could follow my talk page, knowing MediaWiki is a long process… I answered on your talk page to be shure you get the answer… if you agree, I'll move this thread from your to my page, tell me.
I would be happy to become a general editor, but don't know if that could be justified: I only create pages for softwares I know very well (not so many!) and would only mark thoses pages as translatable. For Cinnamon page, I think my recent changes don't require a better technical advise than mine. For Claws Mail one I don't know. So you can decide for the general editor role —that I'll restrict to my own pages. Francoisd (talk) 10:55, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Chronological order on talk pages

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Agreed? I do it this way because the natural order of individual discussions is top-to-bottom, and the "add new section" feature ("+" in "more" menu) automatically adds new sections at the bottom. - dcljr (talk) 00:22, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

As long as all the content is still there it is fine with me. I'm not going to go around and fix all the discussion packages though. :) --Maffblaster (talk) 22:34, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


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i'm afraid i don't understand your comment: (Use HTTPS wherever possible, add header=true to hompage InfoBox.)

i always use http wherever possible, as https has unnecessary overheads unless specifically required. in this case, i don't see any requirement.

what does "header=true" do to homepage?

thanks, joseph

With governments imposing their will by capturing unsecured traffic over the nets these days, it's simply a good idea to make our links use HTTPS by default. There are many visitors to our wiki from more 'closed' countries such as Russia or China. These ones are on the benefiting side of HTTPS. Actually, so are you, even if you don't believe it. I'm not really sure what 'overhead' you are referencing since most x86 systems have way more than enough power to compute simple encryption ciphers during browsing sessions.
I mean, have you even tried to connect to the this wiki using HTTP? It doesn't work... I'll be sure to add this to the Wiki Guidelines for users who read them.
Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 17:18, 29 September 2016 (UTC)