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just a suggestion, but you may want to enable posting only by users of the wiki in order to save your front page, judging by the number of reverts due to spam it has.

Done. mandrav took care of it. :D

http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php?topic=2733.0

Next suggestion: under "Downloads and Installation", this main page says, "Nightly Cookbook - How to install a nightly build". But when I click on "Nightly Cookbook", I find instructions for collecting tools to _create_ a nightly build. I see nothing about how to install a nightly build downloaded from the forum.

Now I realize that 'killerbot' is not finished with the page, but in the meantime, can we call a spade a spade? Please list it as "How to Create a Nightly Build", not as "How to _install_ one".

Finally, may I suggest making a separate, but clearly related link on how to install one. After all, many users will surely want to install a nightly build, but surely only a few will need to make one.

Here are instructions for installing a nightly build. :)

Sethjackson 07:48, 29 May 2006 (EDT)


Other suggestions:

I have tried to compile the hello world example from the first tutorial, and "like always" ran into some problems: I had installed wxWindows, but I was not aware that it has to be compiled (=> "Unable to open wx/setup.h"). Besides as I recently read in the forum, it has to be compiled using the code blocks install instructions. It would be good to have a trouble shooting page that addresses all these typical newbie problems, and the link to this should be close to the download link.

Maybe even a better solution for this: have a "requirements" page that clearly lists everything which is not obvious, and which is read _before_ users start downloading codeblocks.

Category list in navigation pane:

I suggest to put a link to the file "Categories" in the navigation pane. It is a very handy list if you are searching information. As it is now I get it via Special pages, but it has taken some time before I found it. If you are new to the Wiki you don't expect to find elementary information for newbies on special pages. Wobien 22:17, 14 December 2007 (UTC)