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#1 PixelToast

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

many of the OSes there are outdated and not being supported anymore
one example is SecureOS wich uses an outdated bios.lua
and AxBoot wich isnt even an OS, just a bootloader

i dont get why they were posted there in the first place

#2 Zudo

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:59 AM

And some don't exist, and some are just plain rubbish (iHome)

#3 PixelToast

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

View PostZudoHackz, on 08 December 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

And some don't exist, and some are just plain rubbish (iHome)
im talking about the os section on the wiki
ihome was never put on the wiki

#4 Bubba

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

What exactly are you suggesting? Do you want to take the outdated ones off the OS page? Seeing as how it's a wiki, you could just edit it and put "outdated' somewhere at the top.

And as to why they were posted there in the first place - well I would imagine that the authors were either looking to brag about them or somebody got bored.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

View PostPixelToast, on 08 December 2012 - 05:05 AM, said:

ihome was never put on the wiki
It actually was put on the wiki, and was tagged with
{{delete}}
and someone further blanked the page - which was rather irritating. It was deleted a couple of days back.

View PostBubba, on 08 December 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

What exactly are you suggesting? Do you want to take the outdated ones off the OS page? Seeing as how it's a wiki, you could just edit it and put "outdated' somewhere at the top.

And as to why they were posted there in the first place - well I would imagine that the authors were either looking to brag about them or somebody got bored.
Once again, I bring up the point - what "is" an OS anyway? I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread, but there are a large number of "operating system" branded products that have yet to comply with any of the broad-definitions the forums have created so far.

I understand the usefulness of the wiki, and I personally don't have a problem with people setting up pages for their projects under the OS Category - so long as it's active and fits one of the "generally accepted" community standards. I have yet to review any of the "3rd-Party Content" on the Wiki, as there is volumes of it, but this definitely prompts me to do so in the next few days.


View PostPixelToast, on 08 December 2012 - 04:43 AM, said:

many of the OSes there are outdated and not being supported anymore
one example is SecureOS wich uses an outdated bios.lua
and AxBoot wich isnt even an OS, just a bootloader
If you could (via PM), list all the OS'es that you know are outdated for both 1.47 and 1.41 (as some people still use 1.41 with RP2, so some backwards compatibility is useful). This will help speed up my sorting of these pages.

#6 Dlcruz129

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostAfterLifeLochie, on 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Once again, I bring up the point - what "is" an OS anyway? I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread, but there are a large number of "operating system" branded products that have yet to comply with any of the broad-definitions the forums have created so far.

Please? Lets not start this again.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

View PostDlcruz129, on 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

Please? Lets not start this again.
He didn't.

View PostAfterLifeLochie, on 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread


#8 AfterLifeLochie

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

View PostDlcruz129, on 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

View PostAfterLifeLochie, on 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Once again, I bring up the point - what "is" an OS anyway? I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread, but there are a large number of "operating system" branded products that have yet to comply with any of the broad-definitions the forums have created so far.

Please? Lets not start this again.
I would ask that, while in the Wiki Discussion subforum, you read posts - particularly ones of importance - very carefully. This should also be applied in practice across the entire forums, as not looking before you jump is very inadvisable.

Regardless, I'm now going through all the "os"es and determining what to do with them.

Edit: After looking through a lot of the pages, there's not much culling actually needed. I will admit, some of the pages are "lacking" of information, but I'll chase up owners of pages (and their projects, if they still exist). Yes, I understand the categorization is kinda... eww, but I'll sort that out now.

Edited by AfterLifeLochie, 09 December 2012 - 12:58 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

View PostCranium, on 08 December 2012 - 04:01 PM, said:

View PostDlcruz129, on 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

Please? Lets not start this again.
He didn't.

View PostAfterLifeLochie, on 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread

I know he didn't, I just know someone's gonna pounce on the opportunity.

#10 AfterLifeLochie

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

View PostDlcruz129, on 09 December 2012 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostCranium, on 08 December 2012 - 04:01 PM, said:

View PostDlcruz129, on 08 December 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

Please? Lets not start this again.
He didn't.

View PostAfterLifeLochie, on 08 December 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

I don't want or intend for any discussion on said definition on this thread

I know he didn't, I just know someone's gonna pounce on the opportunity.

Hence my express instruction not to discuss it.

This morning I'm moving most of the "not OS"-es into a "3rd-Party Content" category or something.

#11 Leo Verto

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Ok, we just added a nice table of OSes http://www.computerc...i/Category:OSes
It'll be useful for beginners and to get a general overlook.

#12 Lyqyd

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

I think we should push this a bit further and actually get a good comparison table going. A requirements subsection and a features subsection, with various things that it needs/does checked/unchecked/whatever. Color coded for yes/no would be nice.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

View PostLyqyd, on 25 December 2012 - 06:25 PM, said:

I think we should push this a bit further and actually get a good comparison table going. A requirements subsection and a features subsection, with various things that it needs/does checked/unchecked/whatever. Color coded for yes/no would be nice.
Feel free to do so, it's a simple HTML table.

#14 AnDwHaT5

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

Under the names of the os's there should be version numbers and if it is for the tekkit version it should be tagged like (tekkit)myos or versions like (1.2.5)myos if you know what I mean it shouldn't be a mandate but it will be helpful for the users too!





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