Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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I am sorry. I misread something and thought it was being filtered before adding.

My mistake!
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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I know we want to get the Wiki good first, but it's very important to provide a very clear easy to find way of getting to this stuff from the main wiki page, not just one link hidden away.
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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Everything I've added so far is linked directly from the first page you get to after you click "Documentation".

Admittedly, the documentation link [which IMHO is the most important part of the wiki] does kinda blend in, though.

Gary (-;
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I definitely think it's worth working more on the wiki, at least double what has already been done, before restructuring the front page is a good idea.

But eventually, it will be important to do so.
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Here is a list of stuff I've written:

http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... ello_World
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... eterminism
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... Tunnelling
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... dependence
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... Broadphase
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... ion_Shapes
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... _The_World

There are some gaps in the "Collision Shapes" page that really need to be filled by someone with more knowledge, but I've done my best :)

I'm sure there are various errors including factual errors in the technical details but hopefully these are easily fixable.

I don't mind if you edit them directly or mention stuff in here that needs fixing. I've already replaced lots of "bullet" with "Bullet" in several pages (I was the chief offender there).

Here is chunky's stuff:

http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... tionStates
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... _the_World
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... ion_Things
http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... e_Snippets

We've both contributed minor edits to each others' pages though of course, in the spirit of the wiki ;)
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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I think this is really great guys, thanks. I've been looking for a definitive source for Bullet for a while now, but this looks like it could be my one-stop!
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Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... hysics_FAQ

i think quick and easy way is to collect these frequent questions from the forum, everything is already here, pair them with best answer and extend FAQ, that should be easy as would require only couple of hours of browsing and copy/paste

only about 10 more questions together with what chunky already has done and you'd pretty much covered it all.. after that - examples, examples, examples...

in the long run i find the form of OpenGL Red-Book perfect,
perfect example how to teach, document and demonstrate library/API, all at once

doc+examples+analogy+common_errors+diagrams+copy&paste_code = perfect info
http://www.glprogramming.com/red/chapter03.html

nice, simple, to the point samples.. just copy&paste
http://www.opengl.org/resources/code/samples/redbook/


encourage more Demos with source code in "Games or Demos using Bullet" section - everyone most certainly must have done some quick tests or some improvisations on Bullet demos, everyone could put up those for download ...and if there was more discussion there, we could point and discuss different techniques, algorithms and fix bugs in each others code as we are doing with Bullet code.. just a thought

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http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... y_of_Terms

After spark bought it up in this thread, I added a Glossary of Terms for simple stuff. It's mostly what came off the top of my head in the last half an hour, so likely it needs a bunch of corrections...

Gary (-;
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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Hello ,

What have you done to get the lib files ".a" , in one PDF file , he is written :

run the make in the ibmsdk , but i don't know how to do it , may you help me , please.
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

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I'm just getting familiar with Bullet at the moment. As I do so, I am of course reading through whatever documentation is available.

Since the wiki is not editable, where is the best place to submit "patches" for incomplete or out of date information? Fresh reading of unfamiliar material can be helpful in identifying small gaps that seem obvious to more experienced eyes. I'd be happy to provide constructive feedback as I go.

For instance, there are two easy changes for getting started under Mac OS X that would be helpful:

1. Installation could mention the "-G Xcode" option referenced by the INSTALL file included with the source.
2. Creating a project from scratch could then have a few extra steps to include the Bullet project as a dependency and explicitly add the required libraries.

I'd be happy to provide the appropriate text and screenshots.

Cheers,
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Have you checked out the Bullet_User_Manual.pdf, included in the root of the Bullet 2.74 zipfile?

It mentions the -G XCode in page 5. The wiki is messed up indeed, it is read-only because of previous spammers.
If you want to contribute, just reply with your wiki username.

Thanks,
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Post by kenshin »

hello,Erwin, I send you a letter last time A few weeks ago,did not receive your message.very sorry to bother you again.
Recently,I build a website about chinese bullet wiki,The first phase is translate the bullet Article and UserManual to chinese.
And I already find a few people complete this together.
Our aim is let more people know Bullet Library,and use it
and make a contribute to bullet Community.
hope to have your support.Please reply to me if you received this.

best regard.

my email : kenshin1987@live.cn
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Post by frca »

I found a potential error in wiki article http://www.bulletphysics.com/mediawiki- ... tionStates
Instead of
"use btRigidBody::getWorldTransform() and query the body directly. "
shouldn't be there
"use btRigidBody::getCenterOfMassTransform() and query the body directly. "
?
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Re: Bullet wiki or documentation repo?

Post by Lil_Margin »

I can contribute...
Is there a "how to compile bullet lib in code::blocks" tutorial/article needed?
And can help and contribute in all the areas that i know of...
ill post it as soon as i am done with it.
[edit] Adding a irc is a very good idea to get help,etc
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