Talk:RPi Hub

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This page is intended as a space to discuss change and alterations to the design and layout of the RPi hub pages, as well as a point of contact for issues/tidy up jobs which are outstanding.

Please feel free to add your own comments, ideas and thoughts.

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My ideas -- Ghans

Please use the category RaspberryPi! This stops duplicate work and helps people find information ! Tag your images/uploads also !

meltwater - Agreed, categories need to be added (not too familiar with them - so will learn), in particular general RaspberryPi tags (would improve searching a lot). TO DO - Will need everyone to help with it please.

ghans - It's easy to to do : Just add [[Category:RaspberryPi]] to the top of each article ! Can be done on images , too. I'm currently searching and re-applying the category .

meltwater - thanks, just noticed you had. Added notes on the new thread asking for editors.

Recruit wiki editors on the forums!

meltwater - Will add a thread. DONE

Is a guestbook in a wiki a good idea?

meltwater - It no more open to abuse than any other part, but it can be removed if wanted (at that point I was playing around with ideas - so happy either way).

ghans - OK. I just thought a real guestbook would be more appropriate.

meltwater - is there a proper one, or do you mean on the main org page. To be fair the thread linked seems good enough so far, so it might not be required on the wiki too (can see if it gets used or not).

Offer the foundation and forum admins a reliable solution to migrate each part of their WP site: Forum , comments, guestbook and this wiki (away from eLinux )!

A single Wordpress site isn't made to support all this.

ELinux is a wiki for many boards , but a seperate one for the Raspberry couldn't hurt !

meltwater - I agree about the site and forums, but that's up to the foundation. They are getting server space I believe so hopefully things will evolve.

ghans - What I meant was that at the moment the Foundation could do with donations of human and technocal resources. Money wouldn't hurt , but they are constantly referring to "the community" . For example , some generous people on the forums offered their root/webservers to seed and host (ftp) some SDCard images .

meltwater - They were donated the server space to run the site etc. I don't know if they plan to change anything else yet.

I think "the community" will not be in a single place, but spread everywhere, with hubs of activity focused in all kinds of areas.

The problem I saw was 100s/1000s of groups all working away in their own spaces on the same stuff unaware of each other, hopefully they can be linked through this, rather than pulling content in, just tying it together.

Any idea how the old web-ring thing used to work?

ghans - I just came to know about Frambozenbier/EduGeek . Will they be able to help us?

meltwater - I've added their links in the community part. They have offered to build tutorials and guides through the wiki which is good, hopefully other communities will do the same or use the wiki to link theirs.

Need to spot and keep an eye out of other hubs of RPi related work and link them, such as RPi Puppy, RPi KidsRuby etc.

A lot of it will hopefully come as people get kit, ideally they'll search for what they want to do and put links to useful stuff on this wiki. Some will prefer writing guides etc in forums, blogs etc others will use the wiki itself. I think there will be a lot of content out there when the boards come and a big community following.

They obviously need support for their community !

OK then. This cleared up some of my doubts. Ghans 16:16, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

DeadLinks/Old Pages

RaspberryPiFirstSteps - almost duplicated by RPi Hardware Basic Setup - sorry didn't spot it (meltwater) (can be removed once all important info is transferred).

  • RaspberryPiFirstSteps merged into RPi Hardware Basic Setup and redirect put in place - User:Tufty

RaspberryPiBoard - original page now superseded by R-Pi Hub.

  • RaspberryPiBoard merged into multiple other articles (all of these are linked to from R-Pi Hub). Redirect put in place - User:Tufty

RaspberryPiBoard/EducationalLinks - needed merging into Rpi Education.

  • RaspberryPiBoard/EducationalLinks merged into Rpi Education and redirect put in place - User:Tufty

Rpi links - needed merging into R-Pi Hub, Rpi HardwareHistory and Rpi Education.

  • Rpi links merged into other articles and redirect put in place - User:Tufty.

To Do

Schools, Universities, Clubs & Groups Rpi Education

  • My original thought is to keep it separate to the community links, since one main focus of the RPi is the education side and ideally schools and clubs etc can share with each other through their own group pages. But feel free to change it!
    • I've merged the links into the education page, and note that there's a link to the education page from the community page. That should cover all the bases - User:Tufty

RPi Projects, Guides & Tutorials RaspberryPiBoardProjects

  • Requires content!

Beginners Guide RPi Beginners

  • Needs a little tidy up and probably updating (by those who know!). Abbreviated guide now at RPi Hardware Basic Setup should also be reviewed over time.
    • Something went wrong here . Anyway , sooner or later we would have to break links anyway. I consider this a small sacrifice for a better overview. - Ghans 16:36, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Language / Translations

  • Section has been created for this. Create version of page i.e. "FR:R-Pi Hub" and link at top with suitable flag. Keep the page names the same so re-linking is easy.
    • Have added redirects for misspellings of R-Pi Hub in EN/ FR/ DE/ ES, plus re-jigged the layout on each version - User:Tufty

Design Ideas/Improvements

Hi, I've been a wikipedia editor for a few years now. Although this is using the same application, it is set up differently, so it is a little unfamiliar in places. As a start, though I've added a general article about SCART wjhich may help some not familiar with that particular interface. Regards Lynbarn 01:17, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Good idea. They can be shorter articles than wikipedia, and more focused towards the knowledge requirements of Pi users. Tufty 08:22, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm actually against it. This is not a encyclopedia , if you document the specific copmosite output of the RPi , it's okay , but otherwise this wiki will just explode of explanotary articles. I think this is in order with Point 1 . Ghans 16:47, 18 March 2012 (UTC)


Right now, the RPi-specific content on this Wiki is merely a loosely connected set of pages, some of them prefixed with RPi, some not. Does anybody know how handles such vendor-specific groups besides the usual Category: tags? Are there special Namespaces for them (i.e. RPi:Hub, RPi:Buyers_Guide), is the use of Subdirectories recommended (i.e. RPi/Hub, RPi:Buyers_Guide, BeagleBoard does that to some extent)? --Phoque 15:08, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

  • I've changed all of the English pages to RPi_Name - note the capitals and the space. In order to produce some coherence I've put together this:
...just add {{Template:Raspberry Pi}} at the bottom of a page, and let me know if any help is needed updating the template - Tufty 20:36, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
I think we should put emphasis on the re-use of existing templates. Look here Ghans 14:51, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Foreign pages

Hi. I've moved a couple of couple of foreign pages to amend their prefixes for consistency. The prefix works but it's worth noting that perhaps a subpage suffix is conventional elsewhere, e.g. I've also posted a question about localisation to the developers at Elinux-wiki-dev but it doesn't seem to have appeared in the archives yet (here). The post mentions Extension:LanguageSelector and Commons:Localization. Perhaps this is something to consider for the longer term.

Anyway, this is all looking very professional! I'd like to spend a bit more time around here but am already engaged in a few things on Wikipedia, so don't expect to have the time to do much here for the forseeable future. Cheers. -- Trevj (talk) 17:23, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

I think this should be implemented as soon as possible. Currently the translated pages aren't organised very well. --Gyeben 13:45, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


The wiki is growing nicely thank you all for adding your content. I still have a concern about the layout, particularly for beginners (see older version of the layout [1]). We may even find that beginners would be helped by guiding them to sections based on what they want to do, i.e. 1st time setup, setting up a media player, setting started with programming, or trying out some hardware control for example.

Sorry but I think it may be a good idea to reinstate the getting started section so that beginners have an easier ride.

Getting Started

Buying Guide

Purchase a Model A or Model B Raspberry Pi from... etc

Basic Hardware Setup

All the info for simply putting it together for the first time etc. Beginners don't need to know all the detailed stuff in the hardware section...

Beginners Guide

You've just got your new Raspberry Pi device - what now? Links to the recommended distributions for beginners etc... Some direct links to some basic projects, tutorials and books etc...

Resources section

The Resources section can then contain (focusing on the vast range of advanced stuff - including datasheets):

  • Hardware & Peripherals
  • Software & OS Distributions
  • Documentation/Guides & Tutorials (having difficulty justifying this, since there is a lot of crossover between guides/tutorials/projects) - maybe this section could be for RPi software...but then that depends on the OS in some cases.

Perhaps the last section could be documentation, although that could crossover to the beginner stuff, hardware and software...tricky. I suppose, it would be a good place to collect up, finished guides, datasheets, good books etc which can also be linked from other sections too.

I think for now, the resources section can be reduced to two blocks, until we determine what would fit best there.

What does everyone else think?

Meltwater 8th March 2012 (9:20AM GMT)

Ok, I've put the basics in.

Meltwater 9th March 2012 (10:02AM GMT)

Looks good. Make it a template - and then add it to RPi_List_of_Templates Ghans 13:52, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

naicheben's thoughts

Permission for ZIP files/who's the Admin?

Gert van Loo tried to upload a ZIP archive with source code snippets, but the wiki blocked it. So I tried to find a wiki Admin - did not find it on the wiki! So I think

  • we should allow users to upload makefiles/c-files or if possible zip-files witch do NOT include binaries.
  • make clear who the wiki-admins (or are there mods like in forums?) is

Naicheben 1th April 2012 (20:15 UTC)

*Please have a look at the Guidelines talk page mentioned at top of this page. Ghans 14:18, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, I'm the admin for, you can always email me at wmat @ or by using this link: Email wmat --Wmat 10:59, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Now shipping to customers

That section is more suited to a CMS or news blog. I guess it was added as part of the general agitation after launch, but it's out of place on the wiki and already contributes nothing since everybody in the world (and on Mars) now knows that Pi is shipping. I think the section is probably on the list for deletion soon. Morgaine 21:29, 3 June 2012 (UTC)