[SailfishDevel] Developer wiki?

Artem Marchenko artem.marchenko at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 17:47:09 UTC 2015

Me recalls how Nokia's dev wiki was suddenly pushed ahead a great deal when
Nokia started heaving competitions and giving prizes for things like best
article of a month. You know, as a part of a developer program :)

It will be good to have a wiki, eventually many good github examples could
have a central navigation place.


On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 9:37 PM, Nicolas Cisco <ncis20 at gmail.com> wrote:

> In my opinion, the main problem in developing for SailfishOS is the lack
> of documentation, it would be good to have a official site with tutorials,
> faqs, etc. But, as it was said mantaining all that documentation is
> something that requires many people, ie: resources and money.
> I think that when we all support Jolla by buying the device we all knew
> that developing for it would be something like hacking. Sometimes, it's a
> bit frustrating to spend much time finding out how the platform works,
> instead of developing the app we are tring to. But, we, as a community,
> manage to surpass that problem and build good apps. I personally didn't
> know the existance of the Sailfish section in the mer wiki [1], so i
> started to write a blog [2] about the solutions i found to the problems i
> encountered while developing for SailfishOS, i'll try to start transcribing
> that entries to the wiki. If we all make an effort of writing an article in
> the wiki for every (or at least some) of the solutions we find for the
> problems we come across while developing we would a good base non-official
> documentation and tutorials. Remember that the main purpose of a wiki is
> the collaborative knowledge, if each puts it's little help, we'll make
> somthing big =).
> Let's be honest, there is a unofficial jolla/sailfish facebook group
> (which is well maintained), there are also unofficial jolla/sailfish blogs
> (with frequent entries) and there is also an unofficial jolla/sailfish
> forum, why can't we also have a good unofficial jolla/sailfish
> wiki/documentation? =D
> [1] https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Sailfish
> [2] http://nckweb.com.ar/sailing-code
> 2015-02-06 9:48 GMT-03:00 "Thomas B. Rücker" <thomas at ruecker.fi>:
> On 02/06/2015 12:13 PM, Kaj-Michael Lang wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2015-02-06 at 10:32 +0000, "Thomas B. Rücker" wrote:
>> >> You mean like https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Sailfish and its
>> >> various
>> >> sub-pages?
>> > I'm looking more for things like (just examples):
>> > - How to use the camera in a Sailfish app
>> > - How do I create this-and-that kind of UI interface
>> > - How do I use a Wii/PS3 controller in my Sailfish game
>> > - How can I send e-mail from my application using the e-mail app
>> > - How do I implement a social sharing feature into my application
>> > - Storing settings in my app
>> > - Getting GPS information in a harbour approved way
>> > - etc...
>> That's what it's for and some of what you say is there, but if nobody
>> puts anything new there it won't be there. Or were you looking for
>> groomed developer documentation that happens to be on a wiki, "like
>> Nokia had" and Nokia employed an army of people larger than Jolla as a
>> whole to maintain?
>> But this is moot anyway, as it was just said that there maybe some day
>> be a "official" wiki, so please go back to your holding pattern and wait
>> patiently.
>> TBR
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