[IPython-User] Vote: should we move our wiki over to github?

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Sun Sep 9 10:53:47 CDT 2012

At this point we are fully committed to git and github - that is not under

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 2:51 AM, Bjorn Madsen

> Why Github? A fossil server would do as well....
> GITFOSSILFile versioning onlyVersioning, Tickets, Wiki, and Blog/News
> Sharding ReplicatingDeveloper branchesFeature branchesComplexIntuitiveSeparate
> web toolsIntegrated Web interfaceLots of little tools Single executablePile-of-files
> repositorySingle file repositoryUses "rebase"ImmutableGPLBSD
> http://www.fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/fossil-v-git.wiki
> On 8 September 2012 22:31, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We've been having on and off discussions about this in the middle of
>> other threads for a while, and we think it's time to make a decision.
>> Our current wiki setup (http://wiki.ipython.org) is a manual mediawiki
>> installation that we manage, with configuration mostly having been
>> done by Thomas and myself.  We chose that instead of activating the
>> github wiki mainly because we wanted a more 'user friendly' space:
>> github wikis are still located deep inside of the github site with a
>> lot of screen space and controls that are mostly relevant to those
>> following development more closely.
>> But as more and more of our workflow happens on github, we are
>> reconsidering this decision.  For example, with the new process for
>> discussing more complex IPython enahncements via IPEPs
>> (
>> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/IPython-Enhancement-Proposals-%28IPEPs%29
>> ),
>> it makes a lot of sense to work on github itself, as it lets us
>> conveniently link all materials on one site, we reuse skills
>> (markdown) and workflow patterns, etc.  And keeping *two* wikis, one
>> on a manual Mediawiki install and one on github, is really more
>> management than it's worth.  Hence the question:
>> Should we consolidate all wiki materials on a single one on github?
>> [ ] Yes
>> [ ] No
>> In terms of actually agreeing to move, we need to have a migration
>> plan in place first, though.  Maintaining two wikis is untenable, so
>> before we start building the new github one we need to have a solution
>> for migrating content, which fortunately isn't too much.  Would anyone
>> here volunteer to help out with this process?  Most likely it can be
>> automated to a significant degree; we can give a volunteer acess to
>> the mediawiki installation; since the github wiki is itself just a
>> wiki repo, then running pandoc over all the pages on the existing wiki
>> and pushing to that local repo should be pretty easy.
>> Cheers,
>> f
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com
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