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Revive Proposed Change: Add "Repository" Field[edit]

See proposal on infobox talk page:

This proposal was made, and not done previously: Template talk:Infobox software/Archive 3#Source Code Repository Field. I'd like to revive the change, which I have commenced through opportunity for discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Computing and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Software, as well as with a specific diff of the proposed edit.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mattsenate (talkcontribs) 17:57, 16 May 2013‎ (UTC)

registered memory and UDIMM[edit]

Registered memory has a link to UDIMM, but that just links back to the article. There either needs to be an article about UDIMM or this article needs to explain it. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 06:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

I've done some work on this. The link was to Unbuffered memory which redirects to Registered memory and I don't think requires a separate article.
I also discovered Fully Buffered DIMM which may make Registered memory largely redundant but I'm not sure and the article is not clear whether there's a difference between buffered and registered memory. ~KvnG 14:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks - I didn't know what UDIMM was. Certainly doesn't need its own article. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 17:54, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
UDIMMs are not simply unbuffered DIMMs. They are ECC memory that is unbuffered. Registered (same as saying "buffered") are called RDIMMs. As the article says, "In normal registered/buffered memory, only the control lines are buffered, whereas in fully buffered memory, the data lines are buffered as well." unbuffered non-ECC memory are simply called "DIMM" and are identified by the number of pins (240-pin DIMM for DDR3 SDRAM, for example). Here is a useful source: Jchap1590 (talk) 01:10, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Please help evaluate a draft article at AFC[edit]

Please take a look at Draft:.dbf and review it for acceptability into mainspace. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:12, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

This is a welcome contribution. It is a notable topic. It is common to see primary sources in technical topics. It is currently documented in Dbase#File_formats. There is plenty of precedence for stand-alone articles on individual file formats: see List of filename extensions (alphabetical) and List of file formats.
I have made some improvements to the draft and resubmitted it. ~KvnG 14:20, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 26/06[edit]

Draft:Data consolidation. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:45, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


Could someone take a look at KoodibooK. It has been marked as an orphan & I'm wondering if it meets the notability requirements - but I'm not very familiar with this area.— Rod talk 13:07, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Kleargear AFD deletion discussion notice[edit]

  1. Kleargear
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination)

Discussion about whether or not to delete article for Kleargear, discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kleargear (2nd nomination). — Cirt (talk) 20:32, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

AFD question[edit]

The project page has a list of articles for deletion. If I have nominated a computing-related article for deletion, should I update the project page, or will a bot update the page? Robert McClenon (talk) 21:29, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

The article in question is AjoChhand Machine, which is being discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/AjoChhand Machine. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:35, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


I have started a short article about SiSense, the company I work for. I am working to stay well inside the boundaries of Wikipedia's policies, and have consulted a number of independent reliable sources, and have worked to keep the article neutral. If anybody has feedback, suggestions, or concerns about the article, please let me know, or improve the article as you see fit. I also expect to add short sections about SiSense's history and technology in the coming week. - (talk) 09:55, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Listing Open Source as a sub-topic of free software[edit]

See Category:Free application software A new subcategory for open source Inetbiz (talk) 08:49, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 20/07[edit]

Draft:Nimrod (programming language). APerson (talk!) 19:35, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I declined it: all secondary sources are self-published. Actually, I am not entirely sure they are secondary – they might as well be from language's developers. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talktrack) 00:05, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Articles for Deletion/SQRL[edit]

This is a notice that the article SQRL, which may be within the scope of your WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. If this is of interest to your members, their input would be appreciated. 0x0077BE [talk/contrib] 14:43, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Help with GDDR5 page[edit]

Can someone help me with the GDDR5 page? I am not an extremely proficient Wikipedian, but I have a passion for computer hardware. I'm trying to improve the page but my edits are being reverted and I don't understand why. Thanks for any assistance, Jchap1590 (talk) 00:36, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

iBeacon article is entirely inaccurate[edit]

iBeacon is not a physical product. It is part of Apple's iOS 7 mobile device operating system. iBeacon is a collection of protocols that tells the device what to do with incoming BLE signals, and it also allows the device to wake up any apps to which that signal is relevant.

The article claims that iBeacons are the same thing as BLE beacons, which is false. Although they have similar names, iBeacon and BLE beacons are different things. BLE beacons are wireless transmitters that send out BLE signals within an approximately 200-foot radius.

Suggested correction: Update the iBeacon article to be factually correct, and make a second article for BLE beacons that is also factually correct.

Main source:

There are other sources that can confirm this information. The iBeacon = beacon misconception is very common given the non-expert coverage from the business media, and it's very important that Wikipedia be factually correct in addressing each thing. (talk) 14:09, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I have posted a copy of this to Talk:iBeacon. ~KvnG 13:43, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

A navbox for file system management[edit]

I assembled a file system management navbox in my user sandbox. Would anyone care to share some feedback?

  • Is this useful?
  • Are the categories sensible?
  • Are sought links easy to find? (Sometimes I question the usability of larger navboxes.)
  • What did I miss?
  • Is this likely to be helpful to users, especially those exploring foundational concepts in computing?

Thank you!

Ringbang (talk) 19:55, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I have a couple questions:
  • Which articles do you propose to add this to?
  • What is file system management?
~KvnG 13:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Algorithm examples[edit]

See Talk:Algorithm examples for a discussion on the naming and use of this article -- (talk) 05:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

RFC related to ISO 8601[edit]

Members of this WikiProject may wish to comment on the RFC Talk:ISO 8601#RFC: Does ISO 8601 use the Gregorian calendar?. Jc3s5h (talk) 23:51, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech help required to improve categories[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#CatVisor and User:Paradoctor/CatVisor#Planned features if you are willing and able to assist this innovative WP project move along it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 22:56, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

"Orange Boxes" for sending false CID (Caller ID) Information and the use of "*69" to retrieve CID[edit]

If I receive spoof or false CID information from an "Orange Box" or other device at home (Verizon) and then were to dial *69 after the calling party, and I, had both hung up, would the information I received be the genuine name and phone number, or would this *69 information also be false? *69 is a feature that Verizon (land-line) offers for retrieving name and number information for the call most recently received by me. RFRules (talk) 16:16, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Windows 9[edit]

I'm not hardly ever a computing editor, mainly stick around baseball and pro wrestling, with occasional edits to gaming. So, I don't know this project's precedent on creating new articles for new OS's, in particular for new Windows OS's. But I thought I'd point out that Windows 9 is starting to get significant coverage by CNET, PC Gamer, ZDNet. All talking about an upcoming preview for Windows 9 (codenamed "Threshold") set for release this fall (Sept. 30 is the date I keep seeing), ahead of a full release set for Spring 2015. These facts considered, it seems weird to me that no Windows related article makes mention of this. The Windows 9 article doesn't exist, even as a redirect. Can someone that has more knowledge from this project figure out if an article is warranted and if so start it? Thanks. CRRaysHead90 | #RaysUp 18:44, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Code V[edit]

The article entitled Code V does not have sufficient reliable sources to be considered notable and merit inclusion. In the edit history, an editor recommended merging the article to the company that markets this product - Synopsys.

But, I don't really see a place for it in that article. This is because doing so would seem to be promoting a trivial subject by giving Code V its own section, when compared to the notable material already in "Synopsys" article. It doesn't fit with the tone of that article.

So, I am inclined to AFD the "Code V" article. However, I am looking for alternate opinions or solutions, so that is why I am posting this here. Thanks in advance.

I am also posting this on the WikiProject Physics Talk Page. -- Steve Quinn (talk) 17:29, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I am now thinking a good solution is to remove the content and make it a redirect. I think this is what the other editor actually recommended, not a merge. ---Steve Quinn (talk) 20:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • My comment from WPPHYSICS: his should be a disambiguation page. "Code V" is used in many different fields and subjects outside of physics. I would move the current page to Synopsys Code V, and then redirect it, to clear the edit history. Then rewrite "Code V" into a disambiguation page. (for instance: ATC code V , [1] , etc ) -- (talk) 06:22, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I think both these suggestions are good and thanks to both of you for contributing. It did not occur to me to make a new section entitled "Synopsys products", nor did it occur to me to make a disambiguation page. I guess this is why it is best to confer with others.
Now that the page has been renamed, I agree with the merge, which would create a redirect. This would then leave the "Code V" main-space name available for changing to a disambiguation page. Can we all agree to this? Should we wait a few more days for more comments? I think a good solution has been found. ---Steve Quinn (talk) 05:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Question - Why should we clear the edit history? ---Steve Quinn (talk) 05:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
If the disambiguation page is subsequently moved to "Code V (disambiguation)" it would be inappropriate to have Synonpsys' in the edit history, so moving the edit history to a topic specific title for the particular topic would keep the edit history clear so that those traversing through it to determine why a disambiguation page would not have an article in its history to confuse the meaning of the disambiguation page's history. -- (talk) 06:58, 28 August 2014 (UTC)