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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Why are there multiple installations of the wiki?
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:32:00 GMT
Joshi, Tilak (GSFC-423.0)[COLUMBUS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES INC] wrote on Tue, Jun 05, 2012
at 09:34:15 -0500:
> Excellent.  Thank you Gavin and Daniel for assisting me with this query.
> It is exactly what I was looking for and along the lines of our own
> installation.  
> 
> If I may, I would recommend modifying the text on the FrontPage as it may
> be a little misleading - it states "Rather than host all the Wiki content
> in a single installation, we have per-project Wikis." - it implies that it
> is not a single installation when, based on your responses, it seems like
> it is.
> 

Done, thanks for the suggestion:

http://wiki.apache.org/general/FrontPage?action=diff&rev2=368&rev1=367

> Appreciate your help!
> 
> Thanks,
> tj
> 
> 
> 
> On 6/5/12 10:22 AM, "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> 
> >Joshi, Tilak (GSFC-423.0)[COLUMBUS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES INC] wrote
> >on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:14:58 -0500:
> >> Hi Daniel,
> >> 
> >> Thank you for the quick response!  I am referring to
> >> http://wiki.apache.org.  More specifically, I am referencing the
> >>following
> >> text from the FrontPage:
> >> 
> >> "Rather than host all the Wiki content in a single installation, we have
> >> per-project Wikis. You must log in separately to each distinct Wiki you
> >> wish to edit."
> >> 
> >> I am interested in learning the pros and cons behind this approach as we
> >> are implementing a similar system.
> >> 
> >
> >Gavin outlined these in another reply to your post:
> >
> >http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-infrastructure-dev/201206.mbo
> >x/%3C034e01cd4308$5c5e0f80$151a2e80$@16degrees.com.au%3E
> >
> >(He CC'd only the list, so you wouldn't have received his reply unless
> >you were subscribed.)
> >
> >HTH
> >
> >Daniel
> >
> >> Thanks,
> >> tj
> >> 
> >> On 6/5/12 4:52 AM, "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> >> 
> >> >Joshi, Tilak (GSFC-423.0)[COLUMBUS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES INC] wrote
> >> >on Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 13:05:20 -0500:
> >> >> 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.
> >> >> 
> >> >
> >> >We run two installations:
> >> >
> >> >http://wiki.apache.org/ (moinmoin)
> >> >http://cwiki.apache.org/ (confluence)
> >> >
> >> >Which are you referring to?
> >> >
> >> >> 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.
> >> >> 
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >> Tj
> >> >> 
> >> >> ~
> >> >> Tilak Joshi
> >> >> Senior Web Architect
> >> >> NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Contractor)
> >> >> e: tilak.joshi@nasa.gov
> >> 
> 

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