(re-send) FAQ?

Hi Everyone,

I'm resending this since it did not come back to me (and no replies either), so I think it may not have got through at all. Apologies if you receive multiple copies.

Is there a FAQ for this list? Is someone considering setting one up? Perhaps as a collaborative wiki that is kept roughly current and can be referred to directly by list members...

Here are some of the questions that I can think of...
1. How do I set a default homepage? (this is the one that reminded me to ask about a FAQ)
2. How do I upload files?
3. How do I perform a search?
4. What are the form helpers?
5. How do I process images, create thumbnails, etc?
6. Does Rails scale?
7. How does Rails compare with J2EE?
8. Is there anyone really using Rails for a big site? (I can already see you smile)
9. What is a good Rails host?
10. What is a good shared host?
11. Which server OS would you recommend for Rails?
12. Deployment with Apache + FCGI
13. Deployment with Apache + Litespeed
14. Deployment with Apache + Mongrel
15. How do I use RadRails?
16. What is a good editor/ IDE?
17. How do I use Capistrano?
18. How do I create a drop down list from the contents of a table?
19. How do I do user login?
20. Is there a way to do role based access?
21. What are good books to read for Rails?
22. What are good books to read for Ruby?
23. How do I import a CSV?
24. How do I write out a PDF?
25. Why do checkboxes not work as expected?
26. How do I do background tasks?
27. Any good CMS for Rails?
28. Any good tutorials?
29. How do I do internationalization in Rails?
30. How do I use AJAX?
31. Is there a good drop down calendar plugin?
32. Is there a good drop down time plugin? (<<-- I'd like to know)
33. How do I reset sessions?
34. How do I set up Rails?

I just picked up that by scrolling through some of the mails that I have saved over the months... I know all these answers are there somewhere, but I'm just wondering if there's a meta-version that points to the correct places.

Does anyone have the bandwidth to kick start this? :stuck_out_tongue:
Cheers
Mohit.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org

While the wiki is awesome and answers probably 99% of those questions,
having this in more than one place is to the community's advantage. The
recent wiki spam problem is just one reason why.

--Dylan

Dylan Bennett wrote:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

Not sure if it's just me but I keep getting an error when I try to access the page:

An error occurred while processing your request...
We're sorry, but we are unable to display this page at this time.
Please try again in a few moments.

Any idea?
Thanks
Mohit.

Dylan Bennett wrote:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/web/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions

Start adding! :slight_smile:

Just wondering.. should we edit this document or should we add 1 page per question? That way, the links are maintained for the questions.

Cheers
Mohit.

Couldn't hurt to make individual pages. The main FAQ could then be a
table of contents, so to speak, with links to the individual pages.

(And yes, I know this whole idea may seem redundant to a lot of you,
but redundancy is good when you have wikis that fill up with spam each
day.)

--Dylan

Dylan Bennett wrote:

Couldn't hurt to make individual pages. The main FAQ could then be a
table of contents, so to speak, with links to the individual pages.

(And yes, I know this whole idea may seem redundant to a lot of you,
but redundancy is good when you have wikis that fill up with spam each
day.)

--Dylan
  
Or does someone want to volunteer to do a Rails app for this? :wink:
Cheers
Mohit.