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Re: [libreoffice-website] Wiki Discussion (Reboot)


I'm Keith. I saw a post on the Drupal website that said libreoffice was
looking for a new website / wiki. I'm curious as to what you are
considering. I read this email and see that your looking at Wiki. I work
with a lot of different systems (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, MediaWiki) and
may be able to give you a comparison of them if you want. I understand
time, so here is my short opinion:

in no particular order:

Drupal = Good platform to provide a variety of different services and when
someone knows the system, its extremely easy to customize. It also have the
ability to work with SVN/GIT/CVS as you can see from modules and themes on

Wordpress = quick setup low maintenance and easy to customize but not
designed for A LOT of people to use and isn't as robust as Drupal is for how
it handles information

Joomla = Probably not a viable option for this, it fall somewhere between
Drupal and Wordpress and i'm not sure it has anything this group would use

MediaWiki - Great wiki out of the box, can be customized, its fast, and
people know how to use it. It doesn't have the modules and other features
that Drupal would have but it also doesn't need the configuration that
Drupal needs.

I guess another way to look at is that Ubuntu, and Drupal.org use drupal and
both of those have robust developer communities that are facilitated by the
community management features of Drupal. I use Drupal because it has built
in features like CCK (GUI Forms) Views (GUI Reports / Data pages) and OG
(Group Managment), it provides most of the features out of the box that I
need. If I need to customize something, its easy and its not hard to find
enthusiastic Drupal developers to help. ;-)

Anyway, I just thought i'd toss this out there and maybe it would help.

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Benjamin Horst <bhorst@mac.com> wrote:

> For anyone interested in the general topic of wikis, a Foswiki community
> member suggested using the following page to compare and contrast different
> engines. Here, for example, are MediaWiki and Foswiki side-by-side:
> http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/Foswiki+MediaWiki
> While LibreOffice's wiki is now set up, this may become helpful in some
> future circumstance.
> -Ben
> On Oct 7, 2010, at 2:54 PM, Christoph Noack wrote:
> > Hi Benjamin,
> >
> > it seems that we have to hurry up. Things didn't stand still (although
> > some people might think so), and a wiki has been prepared in the
> > meantime. As I said yesterday, it should be available in no time - if we
> > "omit" the request for proper handling of languages ;-)
> >
> > Thus, I'll forward your mail to the admins to make sure that they get
> > your statements, okay?
> >
> > Am Donnerstag, den 07.10.2010, 13:35 -0400 schrieb Benjamin Horst:
> >> Forwarding from the discuss@ list to the website@ list...
> >>
> >> I like MediaWiki and use it extensively, including as an intranet wiki
> >> at my current workplace. I recognize it's the default choice because
> >> that's what OOo has been using and because it is well and
> >> widely-known.
> >
> > Also by admins :-) And by the current user base of the OOoWiki. So if we
> > change something, then we require really good arguments to convince
> > them ... it is like a migration of one major commercial office suite to
> > an open ... aehm ... libre one ;-)
> >
> >> However, it was not designed for the use-case of an intranet or
> >> project management wiki. [...]
> >>
> >> Foswiki: http://foswiki.org/
> >> MoinMoin: http://moinmo.in/
> >> DokuWiki: http://www.dokuwiki.org/
> >> MediaWiki: http://www.mediawiki.org/
> >>
> >> Wikipedia's list of wiki engines is here:
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wiki_software
> > [...]
> >
> > I tried to follow the CMS discussion today, and what me puzzles is, that
> > we require a wiki very soon and the time for people evaluating another
> > installation is also very limited, sigh. How to balance "get a good
> > wiki" and "get a wiki soon"?
> >
> > Another thing I'd like to consider is, that we have some content that
> > might be migrated from the OOoWiki ... I wrote many proposals and
> > requirement specifications I'd like to add to LibO, too. But this is my
> > problem at the moment :-)
> >
> >> I'd like to suggest this mailing list work on the information
> >> architecture for the forthcoming project site and wiki, in parallel to
> >> our other threads investigating CMS and wiki platforms to build upon.
> >
> > My proposal: Let's ask the others for some comments ... and maybe our
> > intermediate but heroic admins like Florian or Guy, or Christian will
> > join.
> >
> > Bye,
> > Christoph
> >
> > [...]
> >
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Re: [libreoffice-website] Wiki Discussion (Reboot)Christoph Noack <christoph.noack@documentfoundation.org>
[libreoffice-website] Wiki Discussion (Reboot)Benjamin Horst <bhorst@mac.com>
Re: [libreoffice-website] Wiki Discussion (Reboot)Christoph Noack <christoph@dogmatux.com>
Re: [libreoffice-website] Wiki Discussion (Reboot)Benjamin Horst <bhorst@mac.com>
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