Contribute to this wiki

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Create an account

First of all you need to create an account. Just click on the "create account"-link in the top right corner and follow the instructions. That's it, you can now begin adding to this wiki :-)


In order for this wiki to be usable, there are some guidelines to follow. The admins will edit or revert your contributions if they violate these guidelines.

  1. Learn how to edit wikis! Take a look at the MediaWiki site for docs and tutorials on this.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the wiki. It's important to know how it's organized, so you can add your stuff to the correct place.
  3. Be short, precise, to the point etc. This is important - people want concise information, not novels. Be organized.
  4. Write clear and simple English, a lot of FreeMiNT users does not use English as their primary language.
  5. Accept that the stuff you write is not yours. Don't get mad when it gets edited or reverted :-) See the footer when editing a page.
  6. Use the discussion feature to discuss articles. Check the discussion page before you edit an article, there might be something relevant there.
  7. Avoid duplication of information. If you start repeating yourself, the article should be re-organized.
  8. Don't be afraid to contribute! If you notice an error or some missing information, fix it if you can. Others will correct your mistakes if necessary. You will not be told off unless you deliberately breaks things :)

How this wiki is organized

The sidebar can only be edited by the admins. Suggestions etc about this can be discussed in the discussion for the front page. I will explain the purpose of each section briefly, so you'll know where to put stuff.

about freemint

This section is about FreeMiNT itself. Don't put stuff relevant to distributions etc here. Distros have their own docs!

about sparemint

Put everything related to SpareMiNT here. And I mean SpareMiNT - other distros have their own docs.


Useful stuff relevant to FreeMiNT, but which does not belong to the FreeMiNT project.

developer zone

How to contribute to the FreeMiNT project. Coding guidelines, CVS routines, the bugtracker etc.

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