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This is one of the proposed features to this site.

The Premise

The idea is to give a space to share projects that people have worked on to show how given program can be used, with examples. It can also provide screen shots, explanatory text, embedded audio/video, howtos, sample scripts, and ways to combine different free programs for a given project. Sharing downloadable project files for reuse and re-hacking will be highly encouraged.


  • Make the template for the layout of this kind of integrated media on a tab for a program's info page
  • On the main page, list some of the tutorials in the margin, or somewhere convenient.
  • Allow for tutorial links to other websites, in addition to, or in place of local tutorials
  • In the future, make one or more of these entries before a package is featured on the main page.
  • Give an icon in browsing mode if one of these entries is available for this program.
  • Consider using an advanced permissions system in the future to get fuller community involvement.

Developing the feature

Right now, someone is needed to work on this. If you are interested, get in touch with sudoman or jgay by leaving a message on our talk pages, or on IRC (

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