Open main menu

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Computing

WikiProject Computing (Rated Project-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.


Computing article alerts stoppedEdit

... Seems to have stopped ... for about a week ... maybe kick a bot? I've put an entry on Wikipedia talk:Article alerts/Bugs#Computing alerts stopped but if anyone has any ideas or better ideas ? Thanks. Djm-leighpark (talk) 17:46, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Resolved (hopefully) ... A good person has done a manual run. Thanks. Djm-leighpark (talk) 18:53, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Merge proposalsEdit

There are two poorly-attended merge proposals in Macro (computer science), dating from January 2017 and July 2017, which might benefit from the attention of an expert or two. Narky Blert (talk) 11:54, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Proposed updates to the Scaled agile framework articleEdit

Hello. On behalf of my employer, Scaled Agile Inc., I've proposed some updates to the Scaled agile framework article, in order to bring it up to date. Please see suggestions for both the "SAFe framework" section and the "Challenges" section on the article's talk page. Additionally, I've suggested secondary sourcing to address the tag at the top of the "Implementation" section. I invite WikiProject members to contribute to the discussion, especially those who may be familiar with scaled agile.

Thank you. JB at Scaled Agile (talk) 16:46, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Marlin (firmware)Edit

Hi all

I've just started Marlin (firmware), I'm not experienced in writing articles about software, so if someone could take a look that would be great.


John Cummings (talk) 09:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Notability may be an issue here. I´m not sure sources you used are RS. Pavlor (talk) 12:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposed split of COBOLEdit

I'd like to request people's views on splitting on the COBOL article (talk page discussion). It's currently over 100 kB and WP:SIZERULE says that such an article "almost certainly should be divided". The History section takes up a lot of that 100 kB and has enough sources to stand on its own. But I'm not sure if that's best action and I'd like advice on whether leaving it as is or removing content would better. EdwardH (talk) 12:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Google Pixel Merger DiscussionEdit

The articles Pixel (smartphone) and Pixel 2 could potentially be merged onto the Google Pixel article. Any feedback is welcome and encouraged. The area for discussion can be found here. Plantduets (talk) 16:32, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Merge discussion at Talk:Relational databaseEdit

A discussion of whether to merge Relational database management system and Relational database is currently underway at Talk:Relational database. Members of this WikiProject may be interested in participating in that discussion. power~enwiki (π, ν) 18:06, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Request for the Timeline of quantum computing articleEdit


Hello! On behalf of Intel as part of my work at Beutler Ink, I've proposed some improvements to the Timeline of quantum computing article here. There are currently several claims sourced by press releases, so I've shared some secondary coverage for editors to use instead, and I've also proposed a few short additions of notable developments. I've not received any feedback from editors to date, so I'm curious if any WikiProject Computing members would be willing to take a look. The edit request offers more detail, as well as markup for implementation, if helpful. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 16:56, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

This request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 18:13, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for comment on Brave (web browser)Edit

There is a request for comment on the Brave (web browser) article:

Should the Brave web browser be classified as a pay-to-surf web browser?

If you are interested, please participate at Talk:Brave (web browser)#Request for comment on "pay to surf" classification. — Newslinger talk 20:21, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Draft:No-code development platformEdit

Can someone please review Draft:No-code development platform as to whether it should be accepted into article space? Robert McClenon (talk) 01:46, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Comment: I don't do reviews, but if accepted could immediately be a proposed merge to Low-code development platforms (plural?) which is where No-code currently redirects and which draft creator has has also so edited recently. Probably reasonable at least a redirect should exist ... though whether these should actually be labelled 'No-code platform' and 'Low-code platform' could also be debated.Djm-leighpark (talk) 06:38, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

From (SQL) stub item on talk pageEdit

Hello Computing Team,

After expanding the article above, I removed the stub item on the article page. May I also remove the item which links to this project page on the talk page or should I just leave a comment that the article was improved?

Man thanks for the help and best regards

--Hundsrose (talk) 06:20, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Removed stub item to avoid confusion. If still needed please tell me so I can revert this change. --Hundsrose (talk) 13:51, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Removing a redirect, so an independent page can be createdEdit

I'd like to start a new page for Aprimo, which only exists as a redirect to the Teradata page. Teradata owned Aprimo but sold it in 2016 and now Aprimo is an independent company. Can someone help me remove this redirect so I can begin creating a new Aprimo page?BeckieSch (talk) 20:23, 6 September 2018 (UTC)BeckieSch

  • you've created a draft that is awaiting review.
  • The existing redirect page has previously been an article ... but was converted to a redirect ... not necessarily with best practice as their was a sort of unattributed merge.
  • I respect the fact if I am correct that you are a paid editor and you have declared this, but I have just spent 10 unpaid minutes working that out. On that basis my suggestion is you should either request help at the village pump or view WP:NCORP and WP:COI and Wikipedia:Attribution carefully and cut and past from draft directly over the article ... but do not be surprised and be prepared if it gets reverted to a re-direct. Deleting the redirect is something I personally would generally not like to do because of risk of losing attribution. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk) 21:59, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Requesting input for ImpervaEdit

I would like to expand the Imperva article with well-sourced information, but since I work for the company, I would like some feedback on the new content. Please see my comment on the article's Talk Page. Talk:Imperva for suggested source materials. --Tamicasey (talk) 18:25, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of PlugpointEdit


The article Plugpoint has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

I can find no evidence of consistent established usage for this term. Searching Google for plugpoint API returns no results featuring this word, but pages using "socket" instead; forcing it with +plugpoint API finds nothing. The page is an orphan (no articles link here), and attempted de-orphaning failed 4 years ago. Although this page has been tagged for nine months for transwiki to Wiktionary, I do not think it has valid content to be added there.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. – Fayenatic London 14:39, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of XtermEdit


The article Xterm has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable software with only "how-to" mentions in tech website articles.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Kendall-K1 (talk) 13:29, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Speedy keep. ~Kvng (talk) 14:55, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Concentrated Prod/AfD's of X11 Window and other articlesEdit

Please be aware that for practical purposes of a non WP:BUNDLEd concentrated review of X11 articles under Template:Desktop environments and window managers for X11 and Wayland and Template:XWinSys among possible others. See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Computing/Article_alerts, particularly where notabilty sources are poor. I suggest anyone interested in making sourcing suggestion or possible merges please review any articles of interest. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk) 11:23, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Please be aware Download manager software, Music Notification software programs and plug-ins are or have also being scrutinized. Many articles have extremely poor referencing and have little or no actual or demonstratable claims to Wikipedia:Notability. Thankyou.Djm-leighpark (talk) 11:23, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Secure messagingEdit

I've just tagged secure messaging with this wikiproject. I am not sure what the point of the article is at all to be honest - it seems like maybe it should be merged with something (not sure what) or just deleted. Thoughts? Mvolz (talk) 13:08, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Secure messaging is a reasonable and important topic. That article may not be perfect or describe itself well non technically. However I do understand may be used for example by the public in communicating with certain government departments to send sensitive documents securely through insecure email networks without installing special local software. So people can be using it without really knowing. Thankyou for tagging to this wikiproject, should probably be on other as well Djm-leighpark (talk) 21:36, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Input requested at Talk:Sarah SharpEdit

Input is requested at Talk:Sarah Sharp#Notability tag regarding the question of notability raised there. Thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:52, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Information engineeringEdit

Please help the discuss the focus for this new article at Talk:Information engineering. ~Kvng (talk) 14:44, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Articles with links to DAB pagesEdit

I have collected several pages which contain {{disambiguation needed}} tags on computing-related topics which might be resolvable with expert attention. They range between the very technical and the very vague (in some cases, it seems quite possible that the editor who made the link didn't know what they were talking about). To find the problem, search for 'disam' in read view or for '{{d' in edit view. If you manage to solve any of these puzzles, remove the dab-needed tag from the article, and post {{done}} here.

Thanks in advance, Narky Blert (talk)

Draft:Smart sensorEdit

Is the draft ready for acceptance into article space? Is it reasonably neutral and free of unsupported opinions? Robert McClenon (talk) 06:17, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

It looks like we already have a start on this topic with Smart transducer. I'm going to suggest a merge. ~Kvng (talk) 01:34, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
I think we have an article that more majors under WikiProject electronics and would be better discussed there. I've added the WikiProject templates to the talk page. If I understand my electrics right, and I may not, sensors and actuators are subsets of transducers and at first thoughts are perhaps worthy of their own articles. (The merge target already seems a little confused). I read the Smart Sensor article once ... came away with a headache. I sort of broadly agree with the assessor and Robert McClenon's concerns ... There are undoubtably elements of good things but ... somehow, and I am not expressing this well, I dont like the way some things were said and I found myself questioning some things that were said. And on this one I feel a merge could propagate a bigger mess or be trivial, that is not to say a subject expert could not to it, but he might be better simply expanding the target. But I feel more for Wikiproject electronics to judge. Thankyou. Djm-leighpark (talk) 02:03, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Possible merge of articles? Directory-based coherence and Directory-based cache coherenceEdit

Based on article names, they looks similar. If yes, please do merge them together. Thanks --Xaiver0510 (talk) 02:06, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Some content looks simalar, editors look difference but creation date very close. On has been through a few name changes. Would need someone who is prepared to the merge to go through WP:MERGEPROP.Djm-leighpark (talk) 04:26, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Archetype patternEdit

Can someone who knows anything about coding please look at this and advise if it's something we should have a separate article on? Or should it be merged elsewhere or deleted? I can do the legwork I just need pointed in the right direction. ♠PMC(talk) 20:55, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

  • The first thing I'd say is I dont have a clue about this or what I'm talking about. That said I've put a couple of few references on the article talk page, and these are probably enough for notablability. The topic has appeared in a couple of books or so so maybe an article is relevant. Most work seems to related to Arlow, Fowler and maybe a couple of others. I would strongly advise not merging this unless a good candidate occurs and the merger 'au fait' with the subject. There may be some relationship to Software analysis pattern but I think I would strongly oppose a merge or a redirect to that unless someone really knowledge on that subject demonstrates why that is a good idea ( A simple redirect would be of no use and a WP:SURPRISE and may be inappropriate and a full merge would likely be on WP:UNDUE ). Overall I am inclined to leave well alone, perhaps put Arlow on suggested reading.Djm-leighpark (talk) 22:09, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Return to the project page "WikiProject Computing".