Once upon a time, the Nokia Developer Knowledge Base was established to be a library of articles and known issues created or verified by Nokia Developer Technical Experts.
While these articles are extremely useful, many of the reasons behind why the Knowledge Base was originally created as a separate library have since disappeared (for example, we can now use bug databases instead of “known issues”; and many of our developer-contributed articles are of very high quality). After much thought, we’ve decided that the time has come to merge the Knowledge Base into the Nokia Developer Wiki.
One of the main benefits of moving the Knowledge Base to the Wiki is that all of the entries can be edited by any logged in user, increasing the likelihood that articles will be improved and maintained by the community as a whole.
Another benefit for all members of the community is that there will no longer be a need to separately browse the Knowledge base – the same articles will just as easy to find within the main Wiki categories and lists. We think this will be a positive change for everyone using the site.
You can expect to see these changes rolling out in the coming months. In the interest of transparency, here’s our plan:
- First, we’ll review all of the current Knowledge Base articles, and either update or archive that content as needed.
- We will then strip the articles of the ID number in their title, unprotect them, and merge them into the Wiki.
- At the end of the process, we’ll delete the Knowledge Base home page, and it will cease to exist as a separate entity.
RIP Knowledge Base 2012 – long live the Wiki!