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The content in this wiki is separated by target audience in a couple of collections called namespaces. This provides control over the presentation of the openSUSE project and distribution. It also allows us to utilize WikiMedia extensions and it allows visitors to target search and browsing for those who are look for specific types of information such as support, information on subprojects, hardware database entries, etc.

Namespaces are indicated in page titles by the format namespace:page title. So the prefix Help: in this page's title, Help:Namespace, indicates that the page Namespace is in the Help namespace.

Namespace structure


Content namespaces

These are the namespaces where all the written content lives.

  • Main - Presentation of the current version of the openSUSE distribution. Everything for consumers of our distribution including installation instructions and applications presentation articles. Any troubleshooting and not supported procedures does not belong here, but in SDB (see below). Example ATI and SDB:ATI.
  • SDB (Support Data Base) - Help, Howtos, support. If you have a problem with the distribution you will find help here. The regular installation and other supported procedures does not belong here, but any workaround for missing functionality and bugs, does.
  • openSUSE - Presentation and working pages of our teams, tools and projects. Everything for the contributors to our project.
  • HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) - Information on which hardware works well with openSUSE, or not.
  • Help - Instructions, guidelines and examples, regarding the wiki. Everything for the contributors to our wiki.
  • Archive For content that has no current value, but we want to preserve it for future reference.

Service namespaces

These are the namespaces that provide something for written content. For instance pictures or other files, templates or categories.

  • Category - Categories are essential for wiki browsing and correct display of lists of related content. See Help:Category for more.
  • Template - Templates are texts that are needed in many articles and it makes sense to keep them in one article ready for inclusion. It saves typing effort to authors and offer common solution which gives content the same look and feel.
  • Files - Files are images, presentation articles, cheat sheets etc.
  • User - User pages or personal pages are pages where user can introduce themselves with their goals and interests, develop ideas until it is ready for publishing in some other part of the wiki. See Help:Personal pages

Namespaces with review process

Review process is used in: