[phpMyAdmin Developers] Wiki

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Wed Jun 8 13:33:57 CEST 2016

Hi all

I think it's time to make decision what to do with the wiki.

Current status:

* wiki.phpmyadmin.net is currently read only due to excessive vandalism
which was hard to block

* Mediawiki currently running wiki.phpmyadmin.net is no longer security
supported [2]

* all content pages were copied to GitHub wiki [1]

* I'm slowly going through wiki pages and integrate that to our user
documentation if it fits there

[1]: https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/wiki
[2]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=825127

Possible solutions:

* bring Mediawiki on wiki.phpmyadmin.net back to usable state

  - we will have to handle security fixes and so on
  - need some way to prevent vandalism

* use wiki on GitHub

  - it's for free with the repository
  - the wiki is quite limited (no categories, no search, ...)
  - having wiki content as Git repository is great

* use other solution for wiki.phpmyadmin.net

  - we could use cleaned up wiki content which is currently used on GitHub
  - I'd really prefer something with Git integration
  - preferably use GitHub authentication, so that we do not have to
maintain another list of users
  - one of possible tools to do that is ikiwiki

My suggestion:

I don't think that maintaining Mediawiki is way to go. From remaining
choices I slightly prefer using wiki on GitHub as it needs no
maintenance from us, however it limits wiki features.

Please share your opinion.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com/ | https://weblate.org/

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