wiki:GeniWikiGettingStarted

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Getting Started on the GENI Wiki

GENI is using the TRAC wiki and issue tracking software package. You must log in to the project wiki before you can change any page.

For help editing GENI Wiki pages, including pages that explain how to format wiki text and create new pages, see the Trac Wiki guide. For more general help about the Trac software, TracGuide is a good place to start.

Log in

Log in using the username/password you received in email when your wiki account was created. You must be a member of a GENI working group mailing list to get an account. Any GENI mailing list with a "-wg" suffix is a working group mailing list. You cannot change your password on the wiki, because the wiki password is based on your mailing list password.

At the bottom of any editable page, you should see the buttons that let you change wiki contents: "Edit this page," "Attach File," "Delete this version," and "Delete this page." Once you choose one of these actions, you will get appropriate buttons to carry out the selection, as well as an editing window if you need one.

Conflicts

Someone else may be editing a page at the same time you are. If the original page has changed, the wiki will notify you of this when you use the "submit changes" button. Copy the text you were working on into your browser and look at the changed page for any conflicts with what you were planning. Then, use the "edit this page" button on the changed page, paste some or all of your changes into the editing window (depending on whether you found any conflicts), and hit the "submit changes" button.

Attachments

If you attach documents(s) to a wiki page, try to avoid proprietary formats (for example, .xls, .doc, .vsd), as there may be GENI users who are unable to read these formats. If you must attach a document with a proprietary format, try to attach a freely-available readable version as well (for example, .pdf).

Need help

Please use the link below for help, changes, or problems with this site.

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.