wiki:GettingStarted

Version 17 (modified by russ, 11 years ago) (diff)

Added mention of template button labeled CF Conventions Proposal. Started to make instructions a little more generic, in hopes this could eventually become a guide for submitting new tickets.

Getting Started with Unstructured Grids Discussion Group

First join the CF mailing list:

  1. Request a Trac account by sending your first name, last name, and preferred username to: webmaster@…. See also CF Trac System.
  2. Subscribe to the unstructured grid mailing list: send a message to majordomo@… with the following contained in the email body:
    subscribe cf-wg-supporting-technologies
    end
    

Reply to a message from the Mailing List:

  1. When you recieve a message from the list it will always contain a link near the bottom, something like:
    Ticket URL:<http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/trac/ticket/6>
    
  2. Click on that and a new window should open with an Add/Change? box below the existing text. Type in your ideas and punch the button titled Submit Changes
  3. I hope that is it!
  4. Notice your ability to include Wiki words in the body text. They are active on the web page, but not always from your email browser.

Create a message thread on the Mailing List:

  1. Go to http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/trac/ and create a New Ticket. Edit the Short Summary (email subject line) and fill in the initial body (email text). Pick a type, ("defect, "enhancement", or "task"). For an enhancement, click the template button labeled "CF Conventions Proposal". Choose the appropriate Component, for example cf-conventions for a new conventions proposal or cf-wg-supporting-technologies for a working group task. Assign it to a Milestone and add some keywords. The first description of it will be sent out to the mail group. Further replies and discussion will be threaded and sent to the group.
  2. The Assignment option is being worked on. Do not worry about it for now. Assign the task to yourself, or someone who agrees to moderate the task.
  3. A ticket is also a task. By creating a ticket we are starting a discussion which will lead to the completion of a goal. Please attempt to define your discussion topic in terms of the question to be resolved.
  4. A ticket remains open until closed. At some point a conclusion to the discussion may be reached. By consensus or lack of interest the topic will be declared closed. Making this decision is the job of the person to whom the task was assigned.

Editing Wiki

  1. You may notice, if you have logged in, that the edit button is available to you on this page. Hit it and you can start altering this page, or similarly any other wiki page. Practice in the SandBox.
  2. Create a new wiki page: Edit an existing wiki page and add a wikiword. These are "camel" words with embedded capitals, like UnstructuredGrids or UgBoulderWorkshopNotes. When the page is saved the word will appear with a question mark next to it. Click on it and you will open an edit page to fill in the newly created wiki page. I advise adding a link back to the main table of contents
    '''Go Back to''' UnstructuredGrids''' Table of Contents'''
    
  3. Add pages whenever you feel the need. But do try to create a reasonable outline and breadcrumbs to return the reader back to the branch from which your wiki idea sprouted.
  4. The CF Wiki pages can be named anything, but in order to organize ourselves a little, I advise that new wikiwords for the Unstructure Grid pages start with "Ug", like UgBoulderWorkshopNotes etc.

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