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This main page should provide a guide into the rest of the content.
 
This main page should provide a guide into the rest of the content.
  
 
== Model Template ==
 
== Model Template ==
  
Pages for terminal models should contain an infobox on the right that contains a standard set of items:
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Use [[:Template:Infobox terminal]] for a basic infobox for terminals. [[:Template:Infobox terminal/testcases/Beehive B100]] is a test page demonstrating the template.
* canonical photo
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* model name
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Use [[:Template:Infobox terminal server]] for a basic infobox for terminal servers.
* manufacturer name
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* date offered
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Use [[:Template:Infobox modem]] for a basic infobox for modems.
* date discontinued
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* communication options: serial, ethernet, polled, etc.
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All of the information below needs to be included conditionally in the infobox so that only known information is shown.
* operating baud rates, if serial
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TODO: Enhance the terminal infobox to contain the following standard set of items:
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* output type: display, print
 
* range of displayable characters
 
* range of displayable characters
* size of display memory (24 lines by 80 columns, 66 lines by 80 columns, etc.)
 
* size of character cell matrix (7x9, etc.), supports half-pixel shift
 
 
* supports a forms/block mode
 
* supports a forms/block mode
 
* supports line drawing character set
 
* supports line drawing character set
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* video attributes: underline, inverse, bold, half bright, blink
 
* video attributes: underline, inverse, bold, half bright, blink
 
* color text
 
* color text
* personalities: i.e. emulates vt52, vt100, 4010, etc., linked to pages emulated
 
* graphics resolution, i.e. 640x480
 
 
* graphics color resolution
 
* graphics color resolution
 
** bit depth of color specifications
 
** bit depth of color specifications
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* print technology (thermal, dot matrix, type ball, daisy wheel, type hammer)
 
* print technology (thermal, dot matrix, type ball, daisy wheel, type hammer)
 
* print dot density (thermal, dot matrix)
 
* print dot density (thermal, dot matrix)
* display technology: dvst, vector crt, raster crt
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* display technology: dvst, vector crt, raster crt, shaped beam
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TODO: Categories of terminals (CRT, graphics, printing, etc.) should be broken out into specialized templates that invoke [[:Template:Infobox terminal]].
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== [[Manx]] ==
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For documentation that is listed in manx, include a link to the details page for the documentation in manx.  (These URLs are permanent and don't change.)  This is allows you to link to documents that are known to exist but aren't online.  For documents that are online, it allows you to choose a mirror for the document, if any.
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For an example, see [[Hazeltine 1500]]
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== [[BitSavers]] ==
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Include links to documentation present on bitsavers, but not in manx, as bulleted list inside a section.  All model pages have transitioned to using links in manx.
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== References ==
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Use the <nowiki><ref></nowiki> tag to cite references and the <nowiki>{{References}}</nowiki> template to list cited references.
  
== BitSavers ==
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TODO: Provide templates for citing Computerworld and InfoWorld articles from google books as they are the most commonly cited reference.
  
Include links to BitSavers documentation as bulleted list inside a section. For an example, see [[Lear Siegler ADM-3A]]
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TODO: Implement a page with JavaScript that takes a pasted Computerworld or InfoWorld URL from google books and generates the citation template for pasting.
  
== manx ==
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== Computer History Museum Catalog ==
  
For documentation that is listed in manx, but not present on bitsavers, include a link to the details page for the documentation in manx.
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Use the special [[Special:Interwiki|interwiki link]] <nowiki>[[chmcatalog:NNNN|link text]]</nowiki> to link directly to the [http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/search/ Computer History Museum's catalog] directly for accession number NNNN using the supplied link text.
  
For an example, see [[Hazeltine 1400]]
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TODO: make templates for linking to CHM items and providing the boilerplate above.

Latest revision as of 22:10, 15 January 2018

This main page should provide a guide into the rest of the content.

Model Template

Use Template:Infobox terminal for a basic infobox for terminals. Template:Infobox terminal/testcases/Beehive B100 is a test page demonstrating the template.

Use Template:Infobox terminal server for a basic infobox for terminal servers.

Use Template:Infobox modem for a basic infobox for modems.

All of the information below needs to be included conditionally in the infobox so that only known information is shown.

TODO: Enhance the terminal infobox to contain the following standard set of items:

  • output type: display, print
  • range of displayable characters
  • supports a forms/block mode
  • supports line drawing character set
  • supports custom character set
  • half/full duplex
  • video attributes: underline, inverse, bold, half bright, blink
  • color text
  • graphics color resolution
    • bit depth of color specifications
    • number of colors on screen
    • number of colors in palette
    • depth of frame buffer, i.e. number of bitplanes
  • print technology (thermal, dot matrix, type ball, daisy wheel, type hammer)
  • print dot density (thermal, dot matrix)
  • display technology: dvst, vector crt, raster crt, shaped beam

TODO: Categories of terminals (CRT, graphics, printing, etc.) should be broken out into specialized templates that invoke Template:Infobox terminal.

Manx

For documentation that is listed in manx, include a link to the details page for the documentation in manx. (These URLs are permanent and don't change.) This is allows you to link to documents that are known to exist but aren't online. For documents that are online, it allows you to choose a mirror for the document, if any.

For an example, see Hazeltine 1500

BitSavers

Include links to documentation present on bitsavers, but not in manx, as bulleted list inside a section. All model pages have transitioned to using links in manx.

References

Use the <ref> tag to cite references and the {{References}} template to list cited references.

TODO: Provide templates for citing Computerworld and InfoWorld articles from google books as they are the most commonly cited reference.

TODO: Implement a page with JavaScript that takes a pasted Computerworld or InfoWorld URL from google books and generates the citation template for pasting.

Computer History Museum Catalog

Use the special interwiki link [[chmcatalog:NNNN|link text]] to link directly to the Computer History Museum's catalog directly for accession number NNNN using the supplied link text.

TODO: make templates for linking to CHM items and providing the boilerplate above.