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Re: Need Perl developer for enhancing wiki software


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Need Perl developer for enhancing wiki software
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 22:14:01 +0200
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Am Mittwoch 01 Oktober 2008 19:15:12 schrieb massimo s.:
> I understand it's off topic, but I wonder why isn't the Hurd project
> using MediaWiki.

Because ikiwiki has a VCS backend - means I can write offline on my local 
clone and push the changes up whenever I finish them. 

Also it is a good deal faster, because it precompiles pages on edits and then 
simply serves static pages. 

And ikiwiki has Markdown syntax, which is simply great! 

... these are the advantages I see, by the way. They needn't be the real 
reasons, because I wasn't the one who decided on the wiki software. 

Had I known ikiwiki back then and had I had to take the decision, I'd have 
taken ikiwiki, too. 

That said: Mediawiki is a very good wiki software, but ikiwiki just feels 
better suited for a project where the majority of the writers are developers 
who are used to working on version controlled files, and where pages are read 
far more often then they are changed. 

Best wishes, 
Arne
PS: Sorry about the double post to bug-hurd. I forgot to answer to all 
addresses. 
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