[Libvir] Wiki Pages?

Henri Cook henri at theplayboymansion.net
Mon Apr 7 17:38:18 UTC 2008

It sounds great, but is indeed a lot of maintenance. I'd like the chance
to expand the xml section more for KVM users though! Perhaps just a
definitive run down of all the possible XML options in a generic context.

The rest of the project's obviously open source - is the website under a
source tree? Can I come on board as a contributor in some sense and
propose 'patches' for the site?


Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:47:37AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>> My previous experience hosting a Wiki on xmlsoft.org (a.k.a. libvirt.org)
>> has been rather painful, admitedly that was a few years ago ...
>> I'm not sure what's the best way, hosting yet another wiki or reusing
>> an existing one.
> Wikis, as you point out, require active management.
> I'm running several low-traffic OCaml wikis (might as well advertise
> them: http://ocaml-tutorial.org/ and http://cocan.org/) with
> reasonable success.  We require authenticated email addresses for all
> editing, a diff of all edits are CC'd daily to subscribers, and we
> have people who act as editors for particular pages / sections of the
> wiki.
> This has controlled spam reasonably successfully.  One Ubuntu
> developer who shall remain nameless turned out to have a sideline in
> blackhat "SEO" (wiki spamming) and actually signed up with his valid
> email address to spam the wiki.  This was spotted almost instantly and
> he was kicked off.  We had another case where someone signed up using
> http://mailinator.com and set up a http://bugmenot.com account which
> we also found quickly and eliminated.  The daily emailed diffs of the
> whole wiki, plus the ability to roll back a day, basically make any
> long-term wiki spam impossible to carry out (or so we think ...[1])
> The benefits of all this management can be useful, user-driven
> resources, and _if_ carefully structured and edited, this can be
> better than Google + mailing lists or asking the same questions over
> and over on IRC.
> Just my 2p (about $1).
> Rich.
> [1] And if you think of a way, rather than making lots of work for our
> editors by "proving" it, just email me OK?

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