[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] suggestion for main page

Marc Dequènes (Duck) duck at duckcorp.org
Sun Apr 9 17:40:51 UTC 2006


Jeff Carr <basilarchia at gmail.com> writes:

> Great to see the new mediawiki packages in sid. Many thanks to all
> involved. Here is a request:

Bugs and wishes should go to the Debian BTS (http://bugs.debian.org/).

> Make the media wiki page the "main page" in /var/www/ after one installs
> debian. This would increase the usefulness and ease in which new users
> can use their new Linux box internally. (I mean inside of a corporation).

NO, this is a silly idea. You cannot assume every person in the world
wants mediawiki as his main page. People can install several wikis and
CMS, and there is no way to preselect the one the user wants as main
page. With the provided apache configuration you've got a "/mediawiki"
path to access you wiki after install, this is really simple, and we
cannot break people's configuration to FORCE people have mediawiki as
their home page.

> There are lots of competing proprietary solutions trying to do what the
> mediawiki does for free. Many of these solutions are microsoft only and
> designed to lock companies into a vendor solution that forces them to
> use a microsoft server and often only enables the full features for
> users of Internet Explorer. (Just like thunderbird vs. outlook with an
> exchange server.)
> Hopefully mediawiki will naturally penetrate the market just like apache
> did and end up with 90% of the market share; thus establishing itself
> and the mediawiki syntax as the predominant standard.

What the fuck is this for ?

Marc Dequènes (Duck)
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