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lainz

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Wiki Article
« on: October 25, 2021, 11:59:33 pm »
This article
https://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus-_Game_Developers_Edition

Promises a Game Developer Edition for Lazarus since I have memory on using this wiki, and nothing have been done.

Is worth to remove it?

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 01:24:50 am »
I think it's useful should someone again desire to setup a similar quest.
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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 01:46:42 am »
I think it's useful should someone again desire to setup a similar quest.

I don't think so, but I respect your opinion.

I think it confuses, when I was a newby I was looking for a download of that version of Lazarus, maybe the same happens to others...

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 04:24:54 am »
I changed the note at the start of the page from:

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This page is a working document for creating a Lazarus installer specially targetted at Game Developers.

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This page was a working document in 2007 for creating a Lazarus installer specially targeted at Game Developers. As at October 2021, no such Games edition exists. This may however serve as a useful starting point should someone(s) undertake such a quest in the future.

It was already categorised as a proposal which I left intact.

That should clear up any possible misunderstanding in the future.
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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2021, 11:31:33 am »
IMHO remove. Will has been gone of the radar for years, and the technologies are terribly generic and old.

I don't really see what this page would contribute to a game centered Lazarus edition

I'd hope for a new effort to have a bit more focus

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2021, 11:46:10 am »
I agree with marcov, its not a good look to have unfinished, barely started, projects hanging around for a long time on the wiki.  Its not the image we want to cultivate.

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2021, 01:47:34 pm »
Better remove it, agreed.

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2021, 06:14:52 pm »
Better remove it, agreed.
I think I agree with trev here:

I think it's useful should someone again desire to setup a similar quest.
I agree that you don’t wanna trash someone else’s work unless there are good reasons for abandoning their ideas altogether.

I agree with marcov, its not a good look to have unfinished, barely started, projects hanging around for a long time on the wiki.  Its not the image we want to cultivate.
The wiki’s been having a rather conservative deletion policy so far, confer its deletion log and the pages for deletion maintenance category. Should we diverge from this MO, it’s best to codify first what to keep/delete (other than obvious violations/spam/etc.), because I argue there are several, if not many ancient pages hardly worth keeping, yet some people may disagree. I would, for instance, delete 2.4.0 Release preparation because this page has no use for me. Yet what’s useless for one person, might be useful for the other person.
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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2021, 08:28:09 pm »
for a long time on the wiki.  Its not the image we want to cultivate.
The wiki’s been having a rather conservative deletion policy so far, confer its deletion log and the pages for deletion maintenance category. Should we diverge from this MO, it’s best to codify first what to keep/delete (other than obvious violations/spam/etc.), because I argue there are several, if not many ancient pages hardly worth keeping, yet some people may disagree.
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I agree that we should be consequent.. Delete those other low quality articles too

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I would, for instance, delete 2.4.0 Release preparation because this page has no use for me. Yet what’s useless for one person, might be useful for the other person.

In general, I would keep old release engineering pages. That one however is just old notes and IMHO can be deleted

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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2021, 11:47:16 pm »
The note says it all quite adequately.

I don't see the point in deleting it because a few members feel it might project the wrong image.
Who's to say someone else doesn't come along, read about the idea and become inspired into creating it ?


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Re: Wiki Article
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2021, 12:57:13 am »
I guess I agree with marcov, it is a page from 2007 with no useful information. trev's note allows us to ignore it, but it seems more like a dead link than a wiki stub.

I suppose a consistent policy should be adopted before deleting it though.
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