On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 21:35 +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> kevin lyda wrote:
>> >On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 01:44:29PM +0100, Nils Olofsson wrote:
> >>I think anything is better than whats up there now :)
> Agreed! That was just put in as a holding page when the dns entry and
> apache config were done.
>> >>http://www.schoolforge.org.uk/ are using mediawiki, and it looks like a
> >>wiki is an ideal solution for something that should include
> >>teachers/student/volunteer etc.
> I don't think Wiki's are for everything,
What i was getting at was because designing a website and maintaining it
is a big job, so by using a wiki some of the burden can be offloaded to
multiple people.That's why i suggested to paul that a wiki be installed
or something to that effect.
> but they can be very useful.
> They also take monitoring (though it seems we have some volunteers). I
> think we should probably be thinking of having a static site (which has
> a wiki duplicate which can be pulled across periodically) and a wiki.
> The wiki is for contributing, the static site should hold all the core
> information in a well presented, consistent manner (e.g. edited), and
> segregated for the targets (i.e. useful material for sys admins
> shouldn't be stumbled upon by a random Fooish teacher/student). The
> wiki may go into further details, and the static site may simply link in
> places across for these details, but the key is to have a polished front
> no matter what work is going on.
That Sounds more complicated or should i say awkward,As i understand it
a Wiki is both for contributing and as ..static.. website content
http://www.wikipedia.org/. if the page is not updated then it is static,
The idea of the wiki is that it is for Linux in Irish schools in which
there is very little content around the Internet relating to Linux in
Irish schools(correct me if I'm wrong), so isn't that the whole idea of
the site in the first place.The Thing that sticks in my mind is KISS :)
> >i'll make the weekend of the 28th/29th of may available and i'll set up
> >twiki or mediawiki on the box (whichever you prefer).
> It may be easier to start with the wiki on another machine initially
> with simply the static site on linux.ie?
Hasn't scoil.linux.ie been static long enough...:) but seriously can the
computer that hosts linux.ie handle a wiki been installed ?
> > and maybe we
> >could do some kind of irc virtual meeting amongst all the people who
> >want to work on it? perhaps #scoil on irc.linux.ie?
> Sounds like a good idea to me! Let's see who's out there, what they
> have in mind and get things moving.
count me in :)
> Niall Walsh
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