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Re: Building up a new *user* wiki!
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:38:13AM +0100, Julian Djamil Fagir wrote:
> thank you all for your replies. Though, I'm still torn between the different
> solutions and which aspects measure worth.
> * mediawiki is the most stable solution. Though I personally don't like its
> syntax, it's well-known throughout the world. With the final switch, we'd
> have to transform the user content and database, and users have to switch
> to the new syntax, too.
> * ikiwiki is the wiki that should finally be used on netbsd.org. My matter
> with ikiwiki is only that I absolutely don't know it and cannot write
> perl, and would thus rather take another wiki.
> * fossil is my preferred solution, though it is the least-capable. The wiki
> is not thaaat full-fledged, though there might be Markdown support soon,
> too. It has the nice possibility to edit wiki articles offline and clone
> the wiki easily.
There are other great wiki softwares too! I have made positive experience with
Foswiki/TWiki. It is a great wiki software which provides categorization (for
example, you can start one wiki for "internal tech stuff", another "for
startes", and so on...). My former employer used that.
Just for the record: I have also programmed my own wiki, called FastWIKI :) -
which runs very fast! Sadly, the code quality (perl) is not very good and it
lacks of some manual/information pages...
> What do you think? What is the probability of a migration, and will there
> really be that much content and contributors so these points really matter?
I actual dont understand why to implement another wiki software. There is
already wiki.netbsd.org! If you install another wiki software, the fragmenation
is very high and you have a lot of different wikisites. I believe that ONE large
wiki is better than a lot of small wikis which contain less content...
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