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(3DGE merger: Corbin, admins stick their noses in way too many things already, but speaking only as someone who knows where things are stored on wikis...)
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==3DGE merger==
 
==3DGE merger==
 
Okay, starting the discussion on how the [[3DGE]] page should be merged with the main EDGE article. Namely, how we should go about merging the feature list and extended history from 3DGE over to this article. I wanted to start discussion and gather everyone's opinions on how this should be done - I'm open with whatever the admins think is the best route to go. [[User:Corbin|Corbin]] ([[User talk:Corbin|talk]])
 
Okay, starting the discussion on how the [[3DGE]] page should be merged with the main EDGE article. Namely, how we should go about merging the feature list and extended history from 3DGE over to this article. I wanted to start discussion and gather everyone's opinions on how this should be done - I'm open with whatever the admins think is the best route to go. [[User:Corbin|Corbin]] ([[User talk:Corbin|talk]])
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:Usually, the feature list is an overview of the last version, so the 3DGE list should supplant the EDGE one. A History section should be added covering EDGE's abandonment, the 3DGE fork, and the merge back. --[[User:Gez|Gez]] ([[User talk:Gez|talk]]) 16:37, 21 September 2018 (CDT)
 
:Usually, the feature list is an overview of the last version, so the 3DGE list should supplant the EDGE one. A History section should be added covering EDGE's abandonment, the 3DGE fork, and the merge back. --[[User:Gez|Gez]] ([[User talk:Gez|talk]]) 16:37, 21 September 2018 (CDT)
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:FTR this is a break with precedent.  If we do {{dwforumsp|id=1920342|title=what Gez says}}, I agree the resulting article will be more coherent, but don't we already have pre-DB2 port pages that are clearly (at least in retrospect) experimental branches that were never adopted, or obscure forks later re-absorbed uncontroversially?  Then again maybe we should merge those also, and no one's done it in the past because writing clear English is always the difficult part.  :7
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: All that said, to expand out the plumbing steps:
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:* Merge the narrative text, developer credits, categorization, and any external links that are still relevant.  Carefully list all features ''dropped'' from 3DGE, because somewhere out there are end users who will never upgrade because that was their favorite feature
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:* Add a second genealogy box at the bottom, distinguishing "EDGE 1.x" and "EDGE 2.x" perhaps
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:* Roll your eyes a lot because we're listing EBDoom as a popular mod
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:* Redirect "3DGE" to "EDGE"
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:* Move existing "Talk:3DGE" to an archival subpage of this page (borrowing [[Talk:Cory Scott (NiTROACTiVE)|one of Quasar's ideas]]) and link the latter from here
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:* Redirect "Talk:3DGE" to here
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:* Update feature status columns [[Comparison of source ports|here]] if necessary, and change "3DGE" to "EDGE"
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:* Same thing [[Source port|here]]
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:* Update EDGE date/version subpages if necessary
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:* Nominate 3DGE date/version subpages for speedy deletion
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:* Check [https://doomwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/3DGE&limit=5000 internal links to 3DGE] to see if any should be renamed/retargeted — this is sometimes a judgement call, for example a mapset created specifically for 3DGE, or a developer who only contributed code while the EDGE branch was dormant
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:* Same thing for [https://doomwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/EDGE&limit=5000 EDGE internal links]
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:* Same thing for [[:Category:EDGE WADs|the mod subcategory]]
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:* Create redirects from other historical names if necessary (e.g. Dream3DGE)
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:* Update any [[MediaWiki:Monaco-sidebar|sidebar links]] to 3DGE (which don't show up on the above lists)
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:* When the stable builds are released, add an entry [[Timeline of source port releases|here]]
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:* If you need more adversity in your life, figure out how to update [[:File:Port family tree simplified.png|this]] ([[commons:File talk:Doom-Ports.png|source code]])
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: [[User talk:Ryan W|Ryan W]] ''([[User:Ryan W|living fossil]])'' 15:33, 22 September 2018 (CDT)

Revision as of 14:33, 22 September 2018

3DGE merger

Okay, starting the discussion on how the 3DGE page should be merged with the main EDGE article. Namely, how we should go about merging the feature list and extended history from 3DGE over to this article. I wanted to start discussion and gather everyone's opinions on how this should be done - I'm open with whatever the admins think is the best route to go. Corbin (talk)

Usually, the feature list is an overview of the last version, so the 3DGE list should supplant the EDGE one. A History section should be added covering EDGE's abandonment, the 3DGE fork, and the merge back. --Gez (talk) 16:37, 21 September 2018 (CDT)
FTR this is a break with precedent.  If we do what Gez says, I agree the resulting article will be more coherent, but don't we already have pre-DB2 port pages that are clearly (at least in retrospect) experimental branches that were never adopted, or obscure forks later re-absorbed uncontroversially?  Then again maybe we should merge those also, and no one's done it in the past because writing clear English is always the difficult part.  :7
All that said, to expand out the plumbing steps:
  • Merge the narrative text, developer credits, categorization, and any external links that are still relevant.  Carefully list all features dropped from 3DGE, because somewhere out there are end users who will never upgrade because that was their favorite feature
  • Add a second genealogy box at the bottom, distinguishing "EDGE 1.x" and "EDGE 2.x" perhaps
  • Roll your eyes a lot because we're listing EBDoom as a popular mod
  • Redirect "3DGE" to "EDGE"
  • Move existing "Talk:3DGE" to an archival subpage of this page (borrowing one of Quasar's ideas) and link the latter from here
  • Redirect "Talk:3DGE" to here
  • Update feature status columns here if necessary, and change "3DGE" to "EDGE"
  • Same thing here
  • Update EDGE date/version subpages if necessary
  • Nominate 3DGE date/version subpages for speedy deletion
  • Check internal links to 3DGE to see if any should be renamed/retargeted — this is sometimes a judgement call, for example a mapset created specifically for 3DGE, or a developer who only contributed code while the EDGE branch was dormant
  • Same thing for EDGE internal links
  • Same thing for the mod subcategory
  • Create redirects from other historical names if necessary (e.g. Dream3DGE)
  • Update any sidebar links to 3DGE (which don't show up on the above lists)
  • When the stable builds are released, add an entry here
  • If you need more adversity in your life, figure out how to update this (source code)
Ryan W (living fossil) 15:33, 22 September 2018 (CDT)