[Noisebridge-discuss] switch from doku to media wiki - yes or not, why?

Lee Sonko lee at lee.org
Wed Sep 18 09:21:45 UTC 2013

Mediawiki is much slower than Dokuwiki.

I considered switching to Dokuwiki from Mediawiki for the speed; I run
several wikis (http://wiki.orbswarm.com and some private ones) and they are
annoyingly slow on Dreamhost even after fiddling with them. I decided not
to switch because of the powerful features in Mediawiki that aren't in
Dokuwiki (and because switching was becoming a huge pain in the butt)

Rock on

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 2:06 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi to all,
> I'm considering switching two doku wiki pages/portals for media wiki. I
> know some advantages of media wiki already I wonder now what are the
> disadvantages. One of these pages is my personal web page, so low traffic
> (less than 1000 access per month lets say)
> http://frantisekapfelbeck.org/doku.php
> second one is the Food Hacking Base (fhb) wiki
> https://foodhackingbase.org/
> where it can get with upcoming 30c3 several thousands hits per month, so
> still nothing special (however with another crowd sourcing campaign you
> never know, in Google if you type “food hacking”, we are (food hacking base
> (fhb)) twice in first ten results of the search - on different portals than
> our homepage however.
> I have been warned that media wiki is harder to back up and I’m not sure
> about the install and updates (I’m weak on that but I can learn if I have
> to - have to sooner or later). After nearly a year with doku wiki I’m still
> not happy with the “looks” of what I’m doing there. To  my experience it is
> so much more easy and quick to get a decent page in media wiki than in
> doku, that is the major reason for me to switch.
> Anyway I’m now reading more online about the media and doku wiki also
> checking where do we host our doku wiki and what are our rules/rights on
> the servers there.
> Many thanks for any info, I think that within next 10-14 days I should
> know what the fhb group thinks and I would proceed further depending on
> that,
> Sincerely,
> PS Even if I learn how to install and admin the media wiki properly, I
> will be not around quite often to do that, even after settling down I
> travel quite a bit and when I’m on some international hacker event I can
> not really take care about some issues or updates etc. so I will need some
> reliable person to take the burden of admin work anyway and I do wonder how
> much more difficult it is under media wiki compared to doku wiki.
> Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
> biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker
> http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
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