[opensource] Website Planning Wiki

Alexander J. Lingo lingo.13 at osu.edu
Fri Mar 24 19:37:01 EST 2006


I've been investigating MediaWiki <http://www.mediawiki.org> as the backend
to our website, even
documenting<http://www.freepgs.com/aev/osuoss/planningwiki/index.php/MediaWiki_HTML_Map>its
HTML structure to
modify<http://www.freepgs.com/aev/osuoss/planningwiki/index.php/MediaWiki_Considerations>it
through CSS.

As you can see, it's not a very simple proceedure.

The point of using some sort of backend is to save time and be
simple-to-edit.

I figured this was a good option, as both FreeGeek
Columbus<http://freegeekcolumbus.org/wiki/Main_Page>and
Haskell <http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell> use it as the basis of
their sites.

As also can be seen, this can also be problematic
<http://freegeekcolumbus.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&diff=3968&oldid=3945>
.

Speaking to Scott Merrill of Freekgeek Columbus, both
ikiwiki<http://ikiwiki.kitenet.net/>and
MicroWiki <http://redalt.com/wiki/MicroWiki%25202.0> are give as good
wiki-based options.

I've been experimenting with MicroWiki all day today, and to me, it seems a
much better option that MediaWiki.

It's just so clean and simple to use and edit. The experimental installation
is at http://www.freepgs.com/aev/osuoss/microwiki/

Unless anyone has any objections, I'd love to begin work on the site using
MicroWiki.

Any comments anyone has are wanted and welcome!

We should start discussion about content on the new website as the next
step.'

-- Alex

On 3/15/06, AP Fritts <fritts.11 at osu.edu> wrote:
>
>
> Isaac Jones wrote:
> > Why not just make the opensource web site into a wiki.  That's the
> > direction that the Haskell community is moving.  That way anyone can
> > contribute :)
> >
> > The problem w/ the web site has often been just that those few elites
> > who have access to the server don't have time to modify the web site.
> > This would solve that problem, and avoid a lengthy planning period.
> >
> > Check out the Haskell web site:
> > http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell
> >
> > peace,
> >
> >   isaac
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> This is a real good idea!
>
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>
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