Talk:Main Page

From Code::Blocks

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


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)

Restructuring '08

I've started in on a project of some basic restructuring and (hopefully) a lot of new content for the Wiki in an attempt to provide documentation that is "newb-friendly" -- in other words, accessible to beginning programmers and first-time Code::Blocks users. This Wiki is currently the most powerful source of C::B reference material there is and will probably remain so unless a team of professional documentation writers signs on.

This being a Wiki, I've taken the initiative and will proceed with the aforesaid overhaul unless asked not to. Since I can't do this full time, changes will take place gradually. And, of course, feel free to correct, amend, or suggest improvement as appropriate.

- TDragon 22:01, 19 July 2008 (CEST)

Hi, TDragon. I find your comments on the page This page. There are still two links not implemented. I'm not sure using "video tutorial" is a good idea. But I do create some video tutorials. These links are simple_introduction and wxWidgets_introduction

I think it is useful for a beginner or newbie.

But this wiki does not support "flash", because it is a commercial software. See a discussion at the forum here: [/index.php/topic,9827.0.html SWF supported?] Ollydbg 17:20, 6 January 2009 (CET)

I don't have any feelings one way or the other on the usefulness of a video tutorial. However, this is a wiki, and if you place those same external links on appropriate pages here in the Wiki (I would recommend Using_wxWidgets for the second one), I'm not going to cause a fuss.

- TDragon 01:31, 7 January 2009 (CET)


2008-07-19: Main page restructured, "How do I..." added