First allow me to apologize for the quiet of lately. I’ve been very busy these past months, so Ada programming news has been left to flounder. I can’t guarantee anything, but I will try my best to get the Ada-DK news-stream flowing again.
With that out of the way, lets move on to more important matters: The two new articles that has been added to our wiki:
The author of both articles is our very own Jacob Sparre Andersen. I’d just like to say this one thing: YAY! It’s always great when more authors join the wiki effort.
And remember: Don’t be shy if you spot errors or if you’d like to add something to the articles; it is a wiki after all, so pitch in if you like.
It’s finally over! The entire Ada-DK Wiki has been migrated successfully. Today I moved the Ada.Directories article, and with that one out of the way, the new dokuwiki setup is now on par with the old wiki.
So next on the wiki-agenda is writing some new articles. It’s been a while since we’ve added anything new to our wiki, which is a bit of a shame. The last one I did was the GNATCOLL.JSON one, and that’s a good 2½ months ago! I’m considering doing one on the Ada.Task_Attributes package, but it’s not set in stone yet. Feel free to ping me if you’ve got any good ideas.
I just finished migrating the Ada.Containers.Vectors wiki article, and since it’s a pretty long article, I’m sure the dokuwiki edition is riddled with errors. I have to admit that I kinda went a bit blind from staring too long at that huge wall of text, so please let us know if you find any bugs.
With this one out of the way, we’re nearing completion. I think there’s only a few more pages missing from the old wiki, then we can shut it down completely. YAY!
I’ve migrated two more wiki articles from our old mediawiki setup to the new dokuwiki:
These are both rather short articles, so it can’t be said that I’ve been overly taxed by moving them. I dread when I get to the Ada.Containers.Vectors and Ada.Directories articles! Those are both pretty massive.
I’m also still in the process of categorizing and tagging the old news. It’s not the funniest work on the planet, so it takes a while. I’ve more or less decided to only do 2011, and leave 2009/2010 untagged and in the General category.
Yea, I’m lazy like that. 🙂
The Basics page is one of the most visited pages on the Ada-DK website, and when we moved it, we managed to more or less completely destroy it. But this has been fixed now, so visitors to whom Ada programming is an unknown can once again go and get a feel for some of the basic features of Ada.
We’ve also managed to move one more wiki article to the new Ada-DK Wiki: The Handling JSON Using GNATColl article. I’m considering changing this one to use dotted notation, because IMHO it makes the examples even easier to read, but I haven’t quite decided yet.
Enjoy! And please let us know if you spot any errors in the articles.
Work is underway on the Ada-DK Wiki, and we’re now up to having moved a massive 4 pages from the old mediawiki setup to the new dokuwiki.
Yea, we’re that fast. 🙂
But at least stuff is happening, and if all goes well, we should have it all moved before 2012. Thank you for your patience.