Talk:Portal:Patches to webOS

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we have ten catagories for webOS apps do we need to catagorize these so that they aren't one giant long list? rboatright 20:30, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

separate pages

It may be beneficial to create separate pages for each patch. For example, the Camera Modifications & Additions page contains multiple patches, two distinct countdown timers, Shutter Sound On/Off Button. I have the Shutter Sound On/Off Button installed, and it's working on 1.1.0, but it looks like the count-downs do not (I haven't tried, so I can't say for sure). JackieRipper

I agree. Each mod should be split onto it's own page. rboatright 15:39, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I split the pages with multiple modifications and added their links to the article. hopspitfire 17:41, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Editing and new pages

Users editing this page, please keep the columns organized alphabetically. hopspitfire 06:50, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

At the top of each new Patch page, please put:


This will make the wiki much more cohesive. -hopspitfire 09:07, 3 August 2009 (UTC)


we need a better naming scheme for patches. "Patch blah blah" does not make sense as an article title. here are some options:

  • just the name of the patch. i think this is the best option. you can still organize them using categories or that template you seem to be fond of.
  • "Patches/Name of Patch". this will give you a link back to the Patches page on each of these pages.
    • you may also extend this to "Patches/Application/Name of Patch"
  • "Patch: Name of Patch"

X1011 10:00, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

I've tried using colons, but that makes the patch unsearchable. Using a "/" is also avoided read here, therefore I changed them all to Patch [application] [description]. Using only the name of the patch (example: "Force Offline Send Without Dialog") creates clutter and confusion without specifying what it is (a Patch). Furthermore, we need to specify what application it actually patches so that people can look at a glance and know exactly what it is: Patch Messaging Force Offline Send Without Dialog. Also, have a look at the source code of the Patches Portal, it's much cleaner now that I've renamed all the patches. -hopspitfire 20:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

i think templarian just meant not to use '/' as part of the title of a regular article so as not to unintentionally create a subpage.

we can use the patch template to organize the articles and prevent confusion. we can add a parameter to the template to specify which application the patch is for. we can also add a patch category and an application-specific category based on the parameter, so that any article using the template will automatically be included in those categories.

not sure how using only the name creates clutter; i think the opposite is true: that adding extra prefixes clutters the title of an article.

X1011 09:30, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Quilt incorporation

It seems like people have abandoned quilt. Making all these modifications and then risking your pre breaking on a software update, or meticulously going in and undoing all the changes you've made before a software update seems like a wasted step in the wrong direction. There is also no way to to distinguish in Quilt, which patches are working in the current version of webOS you have, which kinda goings along with the naming topic above. --S4rs 18:06, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

agreed; a wiki is not a good software repository. not sure i can help, though; i haven't started using Quilt yet. —X1011 09:36, 4 August 2009 (UTC)