SPUG: SPUG Wiki replaced

Andrew Sweger andrew at seattleperl.org
Fri May 12 15:12:38 PDT 2006

I experienced Twiki a while back[1]. My decision was largely driven by 1)
how much sysadmin effort would be required to get it up and maintain it,
2) whether it supported user accountability out of the box, 3) whether it
is an officially maintained Debian package, 4) database backed, and 5)
fast (MW takes advantage of memcached; mad props to our buddy, Brad). Perl
was a ways further down the list as I recall. Twiki missed out on a few
points plus carries some unfortunate political and licensing baggage (I
stopped trying to keep up years ago, so maybe things have changed).

Oh, and for those just joining us, the MediaWiki for SPUG was setup a long
time ago and received much kindness from helpful members getting content
converted. It just took me a very long time to finally switch out the
vhosts (all of ten minutes of work).

Debian? I'm probably more of a Debian zealot than I am a Perl zealot. If I
was a zealot at all. Debian: set it and forget it.

But I agree there's a small amount of irony. :)

[1] - it is not a pleasant memory

On Fri, 12 May 2006, Rizvi, Ali wrote:

> I find it kind of ironic that the Seattle "Perl" Users Group are
> running a php based wiki.
> Don't get wrong I like MediaWiki and you can make a case of being
> pragmatic but I thought Twiki is real nice Perl based wiki engine
> (though it is not DB based but I am not sure if this was desired
> feature).
> Did your research indicate Twiki was hard to manage/administrate?
> Just a thought, may be we can discuss this (time permitting) in the
> next monthly meeting.

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