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Topic: Litestep on Wikipedia

Anyone want a job?  big_smile  The Litestep Wikipedia page could use a rewrite.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiteStep

I came across it the other day and noticed someone saying in the talk page, "it seems clear Litestep is now done."  Mind you, that was posted about a year ago, and even though I haven't been active in a couple+ years with Litestep, I felt a little defensive about it.  smile  So I had to leave a response.

I don't really have the time to undertake such a task, and I'm not really qualified to do it, but if someone got the ball rolling, I would contribute if I had something to add.

Anyway, I know it's a tall order, but I just thought I'd throw that out there incase someone has the time.  smile

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The screenshot's outdated too.

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DJ Barney did some edits last night smile

I think we should remove the note about "The neutrality of this article's introduction is disputed." DJ Barney edited the introduction, so it should be safe to remove the {{npov}} tag now.

"Litestep theming has become an art form in it'self" needs to be edited. Should end with "itself" (removing the ')

And the link to litestep.de is dead - should be removed.

I don't have an account at wikipedia, and I don't want one, so if someone else could please do the edits that'd be great smile

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I think someone neutral should remove the {{npov}} wink

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So where do we find a neutral person to poke at?

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Re: Litestep on Wikipedia

Switzerland!

Or floach's channel.

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Good start on the edits!  I'll have time Friday to pitch in and spruce it up some more.

8 (edited by xcal 2011-12-23 20:47:27 pm)

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I edited the first paragraph and will work on it some more when I get a chance to do it.

Is the German site down for good?  Maybe that link should be removed?

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You never know if it's down for good - I mean, it might come back up at some point. But it's down now, and has been for quite some time. I haven't heard anything about anyone working on it

10 (edited by xcal 2011-12-24 17:23:07 pm)

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Ok, I hid it for now, until someone knows its future.

Also, djb changed the old preview release date to: "Preview release 0.25 Alpha / December 08, 2011"

Is that accurate?  Where is it?

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It doesn't exist. The most recent released build is the 2009 alpha or maybe the build I've let Greywool test for me this week. (Don't ask for it, it doesn't have any fixes over the previous alpha)

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Thanks Acidfire, I'll fix the info.

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Anyone looked at the wikipedia page lately?  I've been tweaking it on and off for a couple+ weeks now.  Let me know what you think.  I'm not a writer or anything, and I'm trying to keep it neutral, which is tough.  smile

Any suggestions on content or anything else?

Just let me know, or feel free to jump in.

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Like I said, a updated screenshot would be nice.

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If you could post one you think is nice, I'll see about how to put it on Wikipedia tomorrow.

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The nice thing about the current screenshot is that it really shows of a lot of different modules in a nice and clean way.

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I agree.

Plus, on Wikipedia you have to watch what screenshots you post because of copyright issues, from windows shown to the wallpaper.  By nature, the image needs to be "clean."

But if someone feels there's a better representation of LiteStep that could be used, feel free to post it (on Wikipedia or here and I'll take care of it).

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I was doing some citations at the wikipedia page and came across this interesting article:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.10/skins_pr.html

Start reading at "Meanwhile, Windows was being assaulted on a different front by Parisian programmer Francis Gastellu..."

Wired.com made for a nice reference.  smile

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xcal wrote:

I was doing some citations at the wikipedia page and came across this interesting article:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.10/skins_pr.html

Start reading at "Meanwhile, Windows was being assaulted on a different front by Parisian programmer Francis Gastellu..."

Wired.com made for a nice reference.  smile

As I recall, LiteStep was once featured in MaximumPC. If I can find the article, it'll make for another nice reference also.

Edit: I immediately found one article, and it wasn't even the one I was thinking of, but here it is:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/featur … n?page=0,1

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I'm going to be really busy with work for several weeks, so if anyone has some free time, consider some tweaking on the Wikipedia page.  smile

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I'll put some more references in ... I'll include some interesting background information links here as well ...

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Gastellu
http://vimeo.com/lonedfx
http://blog.headius.com/2007/01/five-th … ut-me.html
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.10/skins.html

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LiteStep was included on Maximum PC cdroms, mentioned a few times on TechTV, used in the Japanese movie Battle Royale, etc. But finding references for any of these is pretty tough these days sad

using LS since 1998. Old FPN site operator, owner of ShellFront, keeper of other LS domains
State of the Step 2011

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rootrider wrote:

LiteStep was included on Maximum PC cdroms, mentioned a few times on TechTV, used in the Japanese movie Battle Royale, etc. But finding references for any of these is pretty tough these days sad

Wow battle royale?
Time to watch the movie again.

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I put a updated screenshot up there, if anyone cares to see it.

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Lookin' good !