[Pdx-pm] TWiki as substitute for kwiki?
randall at sonofhans.net
Tue Mar 27 22:44:35 PDT 2007
On Mar 27, 2007, at 8:11 PM, benh wrote:
> well... why not have a svn driven flat text system?
speaking from experience: they're very attractive to vim-loving text
weenies, and a horrendous PITFA to everyone else. i built a simple
system like this to manage the opensourcery web site. we edit the
page content in wiki markup, then run a Makefile target to deploy
it. when a page is requested it parses the wiki markup (sub-classing
kwiki, thanks to ingy) and jams it into a Template::Toolkit wrapper.
it's fast, easy, and lets us track everything in subversion. i love
it. at least a couple other people here do, too. everyone else
thinks it's the spawn of satan and can't wait to replace it with
editing text in anything other than vim seems like a criminal waste
of time to me, but i'm in the distinct minority. many smart people i
like and respect have no patience for learning a Real editor, or even
wiki markup -- they want point-and-click formatting controls in a
a system that supported both of these modes would be sweet. until
then, us vim-lovers IMHO should suck it up and use what our co-
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