SPUG: SPUG Wiki replaced
bill at celestial.com
Fri May 12 15:55:22 PDT 2006
On Fri, May 12, 2006, Andrew Sweger wrote:
>I experienced Twiki a while back. 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).
Personally I don't care what language a package uses so long as
it (a) runs in *nix, and (b) does the job without my having to
poke around it its guts too frequently.
The two major perl projects that we use are amavisd-new and
spamassassin. We switched from Majordomo to Mailman several
years ago (with a perl front-end I adapated from one I wrote for
Majordomo years ago to prescan for spam patterns). Zope and
Plone provide lots of capabilities that the average user can take
advantage of without having to write in *ANY* language.
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