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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Why are there multiple installations of the wiki?
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:47:55 GMT

Typo, s/build farm/wiki farm

Gav...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin McDonald [mailto:gavin@16degrees.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2012 8:16 PM
> To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
> Subject: RE: Why are there multiple installations of the wiki?
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joshi, Tilak (GSFC-423.0)[COLUMBUS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES
> > INC] [mailto:tilak.joshi@nasa.gov]
> > Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2012 3:35 AM
> > To: infrastructure-dev@apache.org
> > Subject: Why are there multiple installations of the wiki?
> >
> > I recently opened an issue in the JIRA system (INFRA-
> > 4879<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4879>), but was
> > referred to this mailing list instead.  Please see my question below:
> >
> > We are evaluating an installation for a multi-project wiki for the
> > EOSDIS organization within NASA, and we noticed that you guys run
> > multiple installations of the underlying wiki software.
> >
> > Is there a reason you chose a multi-installation approach vs an
> > aggregated single installation hosting all projects?
> >
> > Our possible con we found for multi-installation approach is the
> > updating/patching process. Any update or patch would have to be
> > propagated through multiple installations, instead of a single
> installation. This
> > adds overhead and creates room for error.
> >
> > We are open to how we implement our solution. We respect the opinion
> > of the community at large, and any insight as to the pros and cons of
> > the aforementioned approaches would be very helpful.
> 
> Please note that wiki.apache.org is a single moin moin installation.
> It is configured as a build farm - that is each 'wiki' has its own config
file, its
> own User dir etc. User dirs can be set to the same one for all wiki
configs,
> that has the Advantage of one account across the entire farm whilst other
> aspects of each wiki Remain separate.
> 
> As the ASF houses many projects, it makes sense that each project has its
> own wiki Area. This does not mean they are all individual wiki
installation
> instances, they are Not.
> 
> See the moinmo.in website docs such as
> 
> http://moinmo.in/MoinMoinQuestions#MoinMoinQuestions.2BAC8-
> ConfigFiles.Farmc
> onfig_matching
> 
> for more info.
> 
> Summary: we only need to upgrade one installation.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Gav...
> 
> 
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tj
> >
> > ~
> > Tilak Joshi
> > Senior Web Architect
> > NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Contractor)
> > e: tilak.joshi@nasa.gov



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