Avoid Copyrighted Materials
To make things short, WikiPendium
is a project for a free Atari systems documentation
, based on the knowledge once gathered in the Atari Compendium (read about the WikiPendiumName
for more details) — This book was indeed one of the most comprehensive kowledge base for Atari 16/32 bits systems... until MagiC?
and many system extentions were released.
Then, the solution to royalities is to rebuild a free documentation from scratch. This is a tough goal, that may be achievable when taking advantage of nowadays Internet tools, like Wiki
. Indeed, the Wiki tool is really good at helping a community to contribute online.
But one important thing is that you should not copy/paste
from the Atari Compendium CDrom
! You can use the same C #defines labels, but the goal is to rewrite to be different, which is not that a bad a thing since it includes many small mistakes — due to excessive copy/paste!
- Please be constructive.
- Your contributions should bring some added value to the project.
- Contribute on subjects of which you have good knowledge.
- Start with knowledge that has been little (or not) documented so far.
- Use what have already been written, try not to restart from scratch — unless rewriting copyrighted materials.
- Write in English, or translate to English.
- Data not yet translated:
- should be pointed at if available online.
- should be uploaded in a browsable form on WikiPendium FTP otherwise.
- Include credits and references to original documents (an hypertext link ou a masked email address, see below).
- References to books are ruled by the ReferenceListRules.
- Email addresses format: foobar [at] example [dot] com. No 'mailto' link allowed!
- Plain text uploaded on FTP should be encoded in iso-latin-1 or iso-latin-15 (Euro)
- Data types naming conventions are ruled by DataTypesRules.
- Presentation rules are similar to the one of Atari Compendium:
||Wikini raw sequences
||heading level 6
||6 '=' chars
||heading level 4
||4 '=' chars
|Function's arguments prototype
|Function's arguments names
||just end the function name with parenthesis
|Program & system variables, structure elements
|Common data types
||2 stars, 2 brackets
||monospaced bold link
||2 sharps, 2 stars, 2 brackets
||monospaced bold text
||follow the constant by its value in parenthesis
||when assembly instructions appear in plain text
||capitalized hexadecimal, 8 digits, always including leading zeroes
||italic monospaced text
||2 sharps, 2 slashes
|available languages are 'asm68k' and 'c'
||join with a dash what is strictly written on Atari keyboard keys
||heading level 3
||3 '=' chars
Having said that, I'd really
like to thank you
for your contributions!