[Libvir] Wiki Pages?

Henri Cook henri at theplayboymansion.net
Mon Apr 7 19:46:25 UTC 2008

I'd happily host wiki.libvirt.org or similar for free, it's a bit of a
conversion effort to move the entire site as it exists into a wiki
structure - so maybe it would be progressive i.e. new documentation goes
into the wiki

It would be a lot of admin i'm sure, keeping rubbish posts out - it
would take time to configure, time which I don't unfortunately have at
the moment although will hopefully have in a couple of months. If
someone wants to take it on and finds RHEL4 too restrictive as
described, I can provide a php5/mysql5 web enabled shell for freebies
(perhaps an acknowledgement)


Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:38:48PM +0100, 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.
> Well if you have maintainance experience, why not ... except libvirt.org
> is a RHEL-4 box, i.e. not the easiest for bleeding edge stuff.
> if you feel this is reasonnable, and won't waste too much time, I agree
> this can be really useful too, I'm fine with the idea.
> Daniel

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