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From Brian Chamberlain <>
Subject Re: better wiki
Date Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:03:11 GMT
There is something very intriguing about this idea to build a wiki based on CouchDB. It seems
like a perfect match for the database. However, there is a (somewhat) immediate need for a
better functioning wiki. What about just fixing the existing system? Can we figure out why
there are 500 errors from time to time and why it is so slow? If we can get the current system
to limp along for a few more months it will give us time to organize a focused effort build
a Couch based wiki. 

However, if no one thinks that we should try to build a CouchDB based wiki anytime soon, and
a well functioning wiki trumps building our own, then we should just switch now to whatever
is most popular (because this will mean more people are familiar with it's markup and editing
system), and move on. Eventually the community will develop a wiki based on couch and when
it's mature we can switch to that.

just a thought


On Jan 23, 2010, at 2:48 AM, Randall Leeds wrote:

> Time to write a wiki based on couch ;)
> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:34, Mikeal Rogers <>wrote:
>> I think a better wiki is a good idea.
>> That said, I don't consider MediaWiki a "better" wiki.
>> -Mikeal
>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Brian Candler <>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 09:30:53PM -0800, Chris Anderson wrote:
>>>> Should we move onto a more standard wiki software?
>>> If only there were a "standard" to move to :-( Although I'm forced to use
>>> countless different and incompatible wikis, MediaWiki isn't one of them
>> at
>>> the moment, so I'd have to learn yet another.
>>> The problem isn't so much the different software, as the different forms
>> of
>>> markup, with everyone thinking they know best how to re-invent and
>> simplify
>>> HTML.
>>> But in any case the Apache wiki server is dog slow and often gives 500
>>> errors, so for that reason alone I give a +1 to moving to anything else.
>>> Regards,
>>> Brian.
>>> P.S.
>>> P.P.S. There was talk of a couchdb wiki. I came across this which might
>> be
>>> useful in a _show function:

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