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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!
  
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 **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!**
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 ===== Wiki Edit Access Registration & Discussion Forum ===== ===== Wiki Edit Access Registration & Discussion Forum =====
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 The [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​forum/​index.php|RetroBrew Computers Forum]] is available for community discussion. The [[http://​www.retrobrewcomputers.org/​forum/​index.php|RetroBrew Computers Forum]] is available for community discussion.
  
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 ===== Board Types ===== ===== Board Types =====
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 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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 ===== 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:
  
   - [[:​software:​firmwareos:​start|Board Firmware & OS Distributions]] (including BIOS-type routines, OSes built into ROM & running off of disk, and any other software that runs out of ROM)   - [[:​software:​firmwareos:​start|Board Firmware & OS Distributions]] (including BIOS-type routines, OSes built into ROM & running off of disk, and any other software that runs out of ROM)
   - [[:​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)
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 +===== '​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:
 +  * 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 a final design that has not been completed or (may never be completed!)
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 +===== Builder Individual Wiki Namespaces =====
 +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.
  
 ===== Procuring Boards ===== ===== 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. 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.
  
-===== Building Boards / Build Tips =====+===== 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!)
  
-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!) 
  
 ===== Past Mailing List & Wiki Archives ===== ===== Past Mailing List & Wiki Archives =====
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 The following archives of the legacy discussion groups & wiki are available (see "​Historical Note" below). The following archives of the legacy discussion groups & wiki are available (see "​Historical Note" below).
  
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   * [[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://​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]]   * [[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]]
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-===== 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. 
  
 ===== 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.
  
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 ==== Available Plug-ins ==== ==== Available Plug-ins ====
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 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%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)
  
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 ==== Admin Notes ==== ==== Admin Notes ====
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   * 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.
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