[PEAK] Wiki changes

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jul 13 01:16:38 EDT 2004

At 07:16 PM 7/12/04 -0700, John Landahl wrote:
>I've made some fairly extensive changes to the main Wiki page, which included
>moving existing text to separate pages and the addition of a "PEAK at a
>Glance" diagram.

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

>   The diagram shows the primary components of PEAK as stacked
>boxes, color coded to give a rough indication of stability.  Let me know if
>there are any inaccuracies, if you can think of a better classification or
>color scheme, if you think anything needs to be added (e.g. peak.tools), etc.

Um, the colors for "stable" and "in flux" look totally alike on my monitor.  :)

The classification scheme for layering probably should be:

    Primitives: protocols, generics

    Core: binding, config, model, naming, events

    APIs:  commands, logs, security, storage, web, net, query

    Frameworks: ddt, running

    Libraries: metamodels, util

    Tools/apps: n2, supervisor, version

    Third Party: ZConfig, fcgiapp

Wow.  PEAK looks pretty big when you lay it out like that.  At least if you 
ignore the fact that most of the items on the "APIs" line are either 
unfinished or looking to be redone.  :)

Btw, you could probably lump Libraries and Frameworks together, if it makes 
the diagram any easier.

>The Tutorials subsection highlights the IntroToPeak page and enumerates the
>other user-contributed tutorials.  The old "User Contributions" section has
>been renamed "Miscellaneous" for now, with it's remaining contents listed as
>"to be categorized".  Finally, the stock FrontPage introductory text now has
>its own section called "Using the Wiki".
>There's still a lot of work to be done in fleshing out all the new pages, but
>hopefully what's been done so far is a small step forward.

Very nice.  In particular, you've created a nice to-do list for the rest of 
us to fill in.  :)

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