[Python-ideas] Encouraging more use of the Python wiki

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jan 7 22:11:40 CET 2015

On 07.01.2015 21:55, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:45 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> ... and then you've changed the technology, lost the dynamic features
>> of wikis, the permission controls, full text search, but have not
>> solved the real issues, only created more work that's not relevant
>> to the content.
> I'm not sure what the disagreement is here. I wasn't advocating moving
> away from wiki technology generally, just observing that the current
> tool (MoinMoin) has different markup syntax and version control than
> people appear to like (Markdown and GitHub). I imagine you could find
> a wiki system which uses those two frontend and backend technologies.
> I was only pointing out that converting from one to the other
> shouldn't be terribly onerous, as long as you could iterate over the
> versions and parse the existing syntax into the new form.

Ah, sorry. I was obviously misunderstanding your emails :-)

Moin does support ReST out of the box and there's also an addon
parser for Markdown, we could install, if it's stable enough.

> In any event, I agree that the content and structure is more important
> than the implementation technology. If you can't solve those problems,
> changing technology winds up being just a bunch of useless effort.


Marc-Andre Lemburg

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