Talk:Arch terminology

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Archiving

The page just summarizes some common articles and doesn't serve much of a purpose.

  • ABS: is a redirect
  • Arch Linux: should be moved to Arch Linux
  • Arch Linux Archive: is an article
  • AUR: is a redirect
  • bbs: "arch bbs" web search: the Arch Linux Forums are the first result
  • community/[community]: is a disambiguation page linking the right redirect
  • core/[core]: is a redirect
  • custom/user repository: there's user repository and local repository
  • Developer: no actual information
  • extra/[extra]: is a redirect
  • initramfs: is a redirect
  • initrd: is a redirect
  • KISS: not Arch terminology, "linux kiss" web search first result
  • makepkg: is an article
  • namcap: is an article
  • package: should be moved to pacman
  • Package maintainer: should be moved to Roles (done)
  • pacman: is an article
  • PKGBUILD: is an article
  • repository/repo: is a disambiguation page
  • RTFM: not Arch terminology, should be merged with Code of conduct#Common sense introduction
  • testing: is a redirect
  • The Arch Way: is a protected redirect to Arch terminology#The Arch Way, should directly point to Arch Linux#Principles
  • TU, Trusted User: is a redirect and an article
  • udev: is an article
  • wiki: is ambiguous

--Larivact (talk) 15:46, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

+1. We try to hit as many nails as possible with this article. When newcomer asks about something on IRC it would probably be better to link to that article directly, especially because those articles may cover other questions that would otherwise will follow after skimming through this article. If these snippets are easier to read for newcomer than respective articles introductions we should probably improve/rewrite those to use simpler language or explain benefits or use case of the subject from the start. -- Svito (talk) 22:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
The whole reason for ArchWiki is to have an overview of topics. You might otherwise argue why have a wiki article when you can just link to the man pages (which on IRC happens just as often, by the way). This page gives said overview for common terminology in the distribution, without requiring users to search for every term they might or might not encounter.
It's a recent trend on the wiki where information is more and more fragmented, and I don't like it. -- Alad (talk) 13:19, 8 December 2018 (UTC)