todo: integrate (+ validate for kde4) those pages into sane locations ;)
You are welcome to contribute to the KDE TechBase wiki. In order to keep a high quality of the articles there are some guidelines you should follow.
The KDE TechBase wiki is meant to contain technical information all around KDE, for instance
The KDE TechBase wiki uses subpages. Take a quick look at the article about the Help:Wiki Structure. In short: Do not randomly add toplevel pages.
It is possible to translate KDE TechBase articles into other languages. Read the article about Translation for further details.
You want to add new content. To keep high quality, please create the article in your userpage first (e.g. User:foo/My Acticle). Once it is ready, discuss the article with other developers and proof-read it. Finally, if a location is found, move the page.
It is possible to translate articles into other languages. The reference language should be the english version.
As an example let us assume you want to translate the following page to german:
The language abbreviation for german is de, thus, all articles will have the ending " (de)" (with a leading space).
Reference: list of language abbreviations.
Sometimes a link in the language navigation bar already exists. In that case, simply click on the link you want to translate. If no, create the article manually:
As initial content simply use the content of the corresponding english page.
The article must contain the following template line in order to show the language navigation bar:
This magic line expands to the language navigation bar for the article Development/Tutorials.
If the language is missing, please search for the right abbreviation (see Step 1). In the example above this abbreviation is " (de)".
Edit Template:I18n/Language Navigation Bar and add a line for the language you want to translate:
Replace 'de' by the language abbreviation and adapt the visible name.
As the wiki uses subpages it is likely that translators run into the following issue.
Assume the following pages exist:
1. Development/Tutorials 2. Development/Tutorials/Debugging
Further assume you want to translate (1) to german (postfix de).
The final page will be
The english content of (2) uses relative wiki links like /Debugging. Translating Debugging in (3) might result in
Development/Tutorials_(de)/Debugging # or Development/Tutorials_(de)/Debugging_(de)
This is wrong.
The right link is supposed to be
So be sure you adapt the links in the article to use absolute paths everywhere (i.e. no leading slash '/' in the wiki links).