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-====== RetroBrew Computers Wiki ====== + ====== RetroBrew Computers Wiki ======
 [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​lib/​exe/​detail.php?​id=start&​media=zetaresized.jpg|{{:​zetaresized.jpg?​300}}]] [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​lib/​exe/​detail.php?​id=start&​media=zetaresized.jpg|{{:​zetaresized.jpg?​300}}]]
  
 ===== Welcome! ===== ===== Welcome! =====
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 Welcome to the RetroBrew Computers (RBC) website/​wiki. This site is a place for hobbyists, tinkerers, and makers of all types to share information and designs for homebrew computers. Many of the designs have a "​retro"​ flair, but computers of all types are welcome here! Welcome to the RetroBrew Computers (RBC) website/​wiki. This site is a place for hobbyists, tinkerers, and makers of all types to share information and designs for homebrew computers. Many of the designs have a "​retro"​ flair, but computers of all types are welcome here!
  
 **Our wiki is "under construction"​ while we move over from our legacy location.** **Our wiki is "under construction"​ while we move over from our legacy location.**
  
-**Special thanks to all of the members who are currently working to re-build the new wiki.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated by everyone in the community!**+**Special thanks to all of the members who are currently working to re-build the new wiki. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by everyone in the community!**
  
-===== Board Types =====+===== Wiki Edit Access Registration & Discussion Forum ===== 
 +The [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​forum/​index.php|RetroBrew Computers Forum]] is available for community discussion.
  
 +**To get edit access to this wiki & posting access to the forum, complete the [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|user registration form on this wiki]] and then send an email to <​admin@retrobrewcomputers.org>​ requesting edit/forum access. You should receive a response within 24-48 hours granting access.**
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 +===== Board Types =====
 There are five main types of computer designs that you will find on this website: There are five main types of computer designs that you will find on this website:
  
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 Note that some of the single board computers may also have bus connections allowing them to be used both on their own and with one of the buses. Where this is possible, the card should be listed on both wiki category pages. Note that some of the single board computers may also have bus connections allowing them to be used both on their own and with one of the buses. Where this is possible, the card should be listed on both wiki category pages.
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-===== Procuring Boards ===== 
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-For a list of currently available boards and who they can be purchased from, please visit the [[:​boardinventory|Board Inventory Page]]. Alternatively,​ the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) files for many of the boards can be found on the site and builders can order boards from the PCB fabrication vendor of their choice. 
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-===== Building Boards / Build Tips ===== 
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-Non-board-specific tips on sourcing components, building up boards, etc can be found at [[:​buildtips:​start|Build Tips]] (note to wiki users - please place board specific information within the respective board namespaces. Thanks!) 
  
 ===== Firmware/​OSes/​Application Software ===== ===== Firmware/​OSes/​Application Software =====
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 Software projects for the various boards can be found in the sections below: Software projects for the various boards can be found in the sections below:
  
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   - [[:​software:​application:​start|Application Software]] (including applications,​ games, utilities - anything that runs on top of an OS or inside an environment like ROM BASIC)   - [[:​software:​application:​start|Application Software]] (including applications,​ games, utilities - anything that runs on top of an OS or inside an environment like ROM BASIC)
  
-===== Current Forum & Past Mailing List Archive ​===== +===== '​Alpha'​ Development Projects ​===== 
- +For projects that are still in the initial '​brainstorming'​ or '​Alpha'​ state, there is a separate ​[[dev:start:|Development]] section. ​ This section ​is mainly ​for boards that meet one or all of the following criteria: 
-The [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​forum/​index.php|RetroBrew Computers Forum]] is available ​for community discussion. **The wiki and the forum use two seperate password databases at this time.**  At present, forum user registrations are being created for all registered wiki users to maintain consistency between the wiki and forum logins (in preparation for //​potential// ​ future change ​to allow a single login for both); __look for a password reset notification for the forum at the e-mail you use to sign up for the wiki within ~24 hours__. In addition, ​[[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​n8vem-gg-archive/​|static HTML archive of old discussions from the N8VEM Google Group]] is available ​(see the Historical Note section below for more information on the history of this archive).+  ​Have limited distribution ​to a small group of testers 
 +  * May require significant corrections ​to hardware errata ​traces that need to be cut, patches, or subsystems that may not even work properly 
 +  * Are '​stepping stone' boards on the path to final design that has not been completed or (may never be completed!)
  
 ===== Builder Individual Wiki Namespaces ===== ===== Builder Individual Wiki Namespaces =====
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 Individual community members wishing to document their board builds, experimentation,​ etc for the group may create an individual "​namespace"​ under their user name located within the "​builderpages"​ Wiki namespace. For a list of all such namespaces, please click [[:​builderpages:​start|here]]. Instructions on how to add yourself are located on the page as well. Individual community members wishing to document their board builds, experimentation,​ etc for the group may create an individual "​namespace"​ under their user name located within the "​builderpages"​ Wiki namespace. For a list of all such namespaces, please click [[:​builderpages:​start|here]]. Instructions on how to add yourself are located on the page as well.
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 +===== Procuring Boards =====
 +For a list of currently available boards and who they can be purchased from, please visit the [[:​boardinventory|Board Inventory Page]]. Alternatively,​ the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) files for many of the boards can be found on the site and builders can order boards from the PCB fabrication vendor of their choice.
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 +===== Building Boards / Build Tips / Special Topics =====
 +Non-board-specific tips on sourcing components, building up boards, HOWTOs, tutorials, information on '​special topics'​ like retro BBSes, etc can be found at [[:​buildtips:​start|Build Tips]] (note to wiki users - please place board specific information within the respective board namespaces. Thanks!)
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 +===== Past Mailing List & Wiki Archives =====
 +The following archives of the legacy discussion groups & wiki are available (see "​Historical Note" below).
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 +  * [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​n8vem-gg-archive/​|Static HTML archive of discussions from the N8VEM Google Group]] with corresponding [[https://​cse.google.com/​cse/​publicurl?​cx=013486690543093466152:​li8x2_-oh2w|Google Custom Search Page]]
 +  * [[http://​www.s100computers.com/​N8VEM_Archive/​threads.html|Static HTML archive of discussions from the N8VEM-S100 Google Group]] with corresponding [[https://​cse.google.com/​cse/​publicurl?​cx=013486690543093466152:​-s4irm_zku8|Google Custom Search Page]]
 +  * [[http://​retrobrewcomputers.org/​n8vem-pbwiki-archive/​0/​index.htm|N8VEM PBWiki Archive]] with corresponding [[https://​cse.google.com/​cse/​publicurl?​cx=013486690543093466152:​k-hfiz15zde|Google Custom Search Page]]
  
 ===== Historical Note ===== ===== Historical Note =====
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 A significant portion of the work that went into the board designs and information on this site was done by Andrew Lynch as part of his "​N8VEM"​ projects. Andrew L has moved on to other things in life and requested that we discontinue the use of the "​N8VEM"​ designation (which is his amateur radio callsign), but we all thank him for his effort in getting the ball rolling. As a result of the migration from the prior wiki, this site is currently "under construction"​ as board information,​ files, and other data are migrated into the new website structure. A significant portion of the work that went into the board designs and information on this site was done by Andrew Lynch as part of his "​N8VEM"​ projects. Andrew L has moved on to other things in life and requested that we discontinue the use of the "​N8VEM"​ designation (which is his amateur radio callsign), but we all thank him for his effort in getting the ball rolling. As a result of the migration from the prior wiki, this site is currently "under construction"​ as board information,​ files, and other data are migrated into the new website structure.
  
 ===== Wiki Information & Wiki Software Documentation ===== ===== Wiki Information & Wiki Software Documentation =====
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 ==== General Information ==== ==== General Information ====
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 Documentation for the DocuWiki software used to create this site can be found [[:​wiki:​dokuwiki|here]]. Please review the [[:​wiki:​syntax|syntax]] page prior to editing the wiki. Documentation for the DocuWiki software used to create this site can be found [[:​wiki:​dokuwiki|here]]. Please review the [[:​wiki:​syntax|syntax]] page prior to editing the wiki.
  
 In the most general sense, new pages are added to the wiki be creating a link to them on an existing page (which wil then show up in red underlines),​ clicking on the red underlined link, and then clicking the "​create page" button on the "This page has not yet been created"​ page that pops up. In the most general sense, new pages are added to the wiki be creating a link to them on an existing page (which wil then show up in red underlines),​ clicking on the red underlined link, and then clicking the "​create page" button on the "This page has not yet been created"​ page that pops up.
  
-The pages on this wiki have been divided into a number of nested "​namespaces"​ for future organizational purposes. Please maintain this structure as new pages are added. This structure can be seen on the navigation sidebar on the left hand side of each page. Within the board type namespaces, each board should be given its own namespace to allow Media Files related to that board to be uploaded into a centralized location. For an example of a board page that has been migrated over to this new wiki, see the [[:​boards:​sbc:​6x0x-atx-6u:​start|6x0x-ATX-6U page]]+The pages on this wiki have been divided into a number of nested "​namespaces"​ for future organizational purposes. Please maintain this structure as new pages are added. This structure can be seen on the navigation sidebar on the left hand side of each page. Within the board type namespaces, each board should be given its own namespace to allow Media Files related to that board to be uploaded into a centralized location. A '​template'​ page for a new board page is provided [[:​wiki:​templates:​board|here]] and can be copied and pasted into a new page. For an example of a board page that has been migrated over to this new wiki, see the [[:​boards:​sbc:​6x0x-atx-6u:​start|6x0x-ATX-6U page]].
  
 ==== Available Plug-ins ==== ==== Available Plug-ins ====
- +The [[doku>​plugin%3Ackgedit|CKGEdit]] plug-in has been installed to provide a WYSIWYG editor. The original text-based markup editor can be accessed with the button next to '​Save'​ on the edit page, which switches between the two editors. (DKW Edit = switch to standard DokuWiki editor, CKG Edit = switch to CKG Editor)
-The [[doku>​plugin:ckgedit|CKGEdit]] plug-in has been installed to provide a WYSIWYG editor. ​ The original text-based markup editor can be accessed with the button next to '​Save'​ on the edit page, which switches between the two editors. (DKW Edit = switch to standard DokuWiki editor, CKG Edit = switch to CKG Editor)+
  
 The following plug-ins which extend the DokuWiki syntax are installed on this wiki: The following plug-ins which extend the DokuWiki syntax are installed on this wiki:
-  ​* The [[doku>​plugin:filelist|filelist]] plug-in can create lists of the media files in a given namespace, and is used on many board information pages to list available files + 
-  * The [[doku>​plugin:note|note]] plug-in creates distinct "​notes",​ including warnings, tips, etc on wiki pages +  ​* The [[doku>​plugin%3Afilelist|filelist]] plug-in can create lists of the media files in a given namespace, and is used on many board information pages to list available files 
-  * The [[doku>​plugin:indexmenu|indexmenu]] plug-in creates a browsable tree index of wiki namespaces+  * The [[doku>​plugin%3Anote|note]] plug-in creates distinct "​notes",​ including warnings, tips, etc on wiki pages 
 +  * The [[doku>​plugin%3Aindexmenu|indexmenu]] plug-in creates a browsable tree index of wiki namespaces 
 +  * The [[doku>​plugin%3Agallery|gallery]] plug-in creates image galleries from the photos in a namespace 
 +  * The [[doku>​plugin%3Akeyboard|keyboard]] plug-in allows for text in pages to be designated as '​keypresses'​ such as <​key>​CTRL</​key>​ + <​key>​ALT</​key>​ + <​key>​DEL</​key>​.
  
 ==== Admin Notes ==== ==== Admin Notes ====
-  * 11/11/15 - Tweaked settings so nav bar shows up to public non-logged in viewers. ​ Installed custom plugin to fix wiki new user password and password reset emails.+  * 11/11/15 - Tweaked settings so nav bar shows up to public non-logged in viewers. Installed custom plugin to fix wiki new user password and password reset emails.
   * 11/10/15 - Set wiki to publicly view-able.   * 11/10/15 - Set wiki to publicly view-able.
-  * 11/07/15 - Added note plug-in. ​ Set front page (only) to publicly viewable.+  * 11/07/15 - Added note plug-in. Set front page (only) to publicly viewable.
   * 10/31/15 - Enabled uploads for all file extensions used on the prior wiki, with the exception of .htm, .html, and .mhl.   * 10/31/15 - Enabled uploads for all file extensions used on the prior wiki, with the exception of .htm, .html, and .mhl.
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