[IPython-user] The new Moin-based site is up.

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Sep 27 20:24:27 CDT 2006


Hi all,

If you go over to

http://ipython.scipy.org/moin

you'll see that the new Moin site is now up, and thanks to Brian's efforts,
the old content is now moved over.  The old url has a simple redirect page,
and I'll soon ask the Enthought admins to give us an automatic apache redirect
for that page so it's faster.

Not only does this new site look less 1996-style than the old one, but now
anyone can contribute content, in good wiki style.  Please make a user name
for yourself and start putting in your favorite info about ipython.

Let me explain a little bit how I see the two wikis we now have:

- Trac site (which has its own wiki, and where some user-related info had been
put): this should become purely a site for development-specific work, mostly
tracking bugs, milestone management, etc.  I expect that we'll use precious
little of the Wiki part of Trac, to avoid duplication of content or questions
about 'where should this page go?'.  Trac has a wiki, but it's a fairly
bare-bones one, so I think in the long run we can mostly ignore it, while
using the other nice things Trac offers (bugs, SVN, timeline, milestones, etc).

- Moin site: for just about everything else that a wiki is good for.  The Moin
engine looks nicer and is more flexible than Trac's wiki, so I expect we'll
use this as 'the ipython site'.

As for the material we had in the old Trac site, let's try to gradually move
it over as time allows.  Fortunately it wasn't that much, so it should be
relatively easy.  The simplest way to move a page is to view it as plain text
(link at the bottom) and wholesale copy it over; fortunately the markup
conventions are such that in most cases this works.

By all means contribute, it's a wiki! (in particular, the cookbook is an area
I hope will develop over time).

Best,

f



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