Free Software Directory:Workflow

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Bugs and suggestions

Requested updates to existing submissions get categorized as "Bug report":

When completed, the category gets changed to "Bug report-done"

Reviewing new submissions

New submissions are done through the form "Form:Submit":

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Submissions are moved into New submissions get categorized as Review:

When review is complete the category is changed to Reviewed

Publishing new submissions

Please note: When publishing a new entry to the Free Software Directory, please make sure that it meets our requirements, and that another administrator who is experienced in publishing new submissions to the directory reviews your work.

Moving from Reviewed to published

To move a page from being reviewed to being published, you should move the submission page to a new page within the Main namespace of our wiki (i.e., '').

Edit the new submission in the main namespace and make sure that the first template is named "Entry". If the page does not appear to be formatted correctly, you may have to change the line from "{{Entry2" to read "{{Entry". Once you have saved, you should be able to edit this page using the Edit with form tab. At this point you can go through and fill out any fields that were not available for editing through Form:Submit.

Publishing new submissions directly

If a new submission is not being moved from the Review namespace, you can create it through Form:Entry.

Organization of FSD

Here are some of the pages that an admin will find useful.



  • Form:Submit: Anyone with a user account can submit a package for review
  • Form:Entry: Admins can use this to create new project pages

When editing a page, you have the option of using "Edit" or "Edit with Form". The first allows you to see the source code of the page and offers more flexibility, whereas the second one presents you with a convenient form layout, displaying and allowing you to edit current values.

At the top of pages in the Review: namespace is a link that will allow you to create or edit pages without typing URLs. Currently, making changes on official entries involves manually typing in what you have found, or copying and pasting basic info from user-submissions. To avoid copyright infringement, and to allow us to release the directory under the FDL, please use your own wording for program descriptions.

Site development

These links are useful for people working on fixing and brining new features to the directory:

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