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PHPMyFaq is a nice open source dynamic FAQ tool. (

One of the nice things about it is that it does dynamic ranking, has built-in translation management, and a number of other nifty features. Perhaps its highest value is that it does have a top ten section, which automatically elevates the most relevant items -- and it also has ajax search, for dynamic search suggestion.

The purpose of this page is to work on categories of faq items that might be most helpful in answering peoples questions.

The demo instance is at

Please Help

If you are a developer, please add questions that commonly get asked in the question basket.

  • Are you a non-core developer and willing to help develop FAQ?
  • Are you a friendly visitor and would like to help make it easier for others to participate, by watching for questions?
  • Are you a translator and willing to be available to translate faq items?

Please email tekelsey "at"


  • That there could be more than one instance of phpmyfaq, not limited just to developers, but to help make it easier for visitors
  • version for G1G1, growing organically from questions people ask

Potential source material from other FAQ pages

  • Our mission
  • Our effect
  • Our market
  • Our technology
  • Our software
  • Our team


A sandbox to think of FAQ categories. Please feel free to add ones you think should be there.

For Developers

  • Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Software
  • XO operating system updates
  • Deadlines
  • Mailing Lists/IRC
  • Localization
  • Build process
  • Security

For Community

  • Getting Involved
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • XO operating system updates
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Meetups
  • Street Teams
  • Sharing Ideas - G1G1

  • International availability
  • Warranty
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Power supply (on #olpc we regularly get questions on how to power the units on alternate power sources, such as 12V DC, or 240V AC 50Hz, or where the adaptor pins differ from available domestic voltage sockets)

Question Basket

Please drop most commonly asked questions of developers here

  • How can i upgrade the XO?
  • From where can i download the latest build?
  • From where can i download the latest stable build?
  • What variant should i download (ext3 or jffs2)?
  • Can i install sugar in an non XO machine?
  • Where can i find info about how to make a Sugar activity?


Perhaps good to put disclaimer directly before/around info on IRC channel, with brief explanation of how it is critical the allow core developers to concentrate. They are kind people and will often answer questions, but it is important for them to focus. Pretend you are watching surgery or something. Shhh.

Other FAQs in the wiki


  • If someone wrote a phpfaq-to-wiki converter, so that you could enter faq's on the php interface and have them post there and to the wiki at once.-SJ