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Wiki Machine Specs Setup... What do you think?

How should we setup the machine specs?

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ChristTrekker

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Closer to the Wikipedia example, IMO. I don't think it is necessary to detail the specs as exhaustively as Everymac does.

I was going to work on the specs template (see it's Talk page) but wasn't sure what direction to take.

I'd like to use the template to automatically categorize the various models in useful ways. Practically, this relies on having a couple Mediawiki extensions installed.

This conversation could rightly move to the talk page for the specifications template.

 

MacMan

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I am happy with either. Given that so many other pages (and MacTracker) can be used to find Mac specs, it may be a good idea to concentrate on longhand descriptions, history, technical tips etc for each model as well as a list / table of specifications.

 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
Hmm, I don't know. Wouldn't it be worth having full specs for completeness? Also, some sites miss certain details. For example, most list the Apple specified max amount of RAM, but sometimes a machine can support more than that -- useful information. I think going for completeness should be a goal. I'd also like to see model numbers, part numbers, etc included.

As for layout, either has it's benefits, but I'm guessing a list would be a bit more logical.

This conversation could rightly move to the talk page for the specifications template.
IMHO it would be better to keep as much of the conversation on the forums as possible, at least until we get the basic structure outlined. But if you want to use the talk pages then feel free.

 

ChristTrekker

Well-known member
Whatever info ends up being included, I'd like to see it formatted as an "infobox" (in the Wikipedia parlance): smaller text, floated to the right.

 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
I agree. Though, how about having an infobox with the essential specs, then a fuller version (possibly in table form) in the text of the page?

 

Quadraman

Well-known member
I wonder if Dan Knight can sue Wikipedia for republishing his material. THat Classic II entry is a direct cut and paste from LEM.

 

funkytoad

Well-known member
I agree. Though, how about having an infobox with the essential specs, then a fuller version (possibly in table form) in the text of the page?
I like that idea a lot!
I wonder if Dan Knight can sue Wikipedia for republishing his material. THat Classic II entry is a direct cut and paste from LEM.
Who knows, maybe someone asked. But I doubt it.
 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
I wonder if Dan Knight can sue Wikipedia for republishing his material. THat Classic II entry is a direct cut and paste from LEM.
Not sure if he could sue them, but he could get the material removed...

 

equill

Well-known member
I favour list form, but with all related specs in the same row, as EveryMac has them, but more so. And I favour completeness ahead of skeletal presentation. Perhaps other sites have specs, not always accurate, and not always complete, but nothing beats having the lot in a single window in front of you, tabs and Exposé (or similar) notwithstanding.

And by complete I mean complete in ways that other sites are not. Max. RAM not as of date of release but as of now. Newer processors that can be supported. All CPU upgrades that ever were. Logic board upgrades and shared board form factors. 68K Macs are a finite group for this kind of thoroughness, and the data need to be preserved before they evanesce into the ether.

de

 

~tl

68kMLA Admin Emeritus
I favour list form, but with all related specs in the same row, as EveryMac has them, but more so. And I favour completeness ahead of skeletal presentation. Perhaps other sites have specs, not always accurate, and not always complete, but nothing beats having the lot in a single window in front of you, tabs and Exposé (or similar) notwithstanding.
And by complete I mean complete in ways that other sites are not. Max. RAM not as of date of release but as of now. Newer processors that can be supported. All CPU upgrades that ever were. Logic board upgrades and shared board form factors. 68K Macs are a finite group for this kind of thoroughness, and the data need to be preserved before they evanesce into the ether.

de
That's what we're going for! What we've got at the moment looks something like this:

http://68kmla.org/wiki/Macintosh_II

There's a bit of ongoing discussion (albeit only between me and Christrekker) about what should actually be included here:

http://68kmla.org/wiki/Template_talk:Computer_specs_full

So feel free to come and add your suggestions!

 
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