[tz] Using MediaWiki / Wikidata

Kevin Lyda kevin at ie.suberic.net
Thu Sep 12 11:27:09 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Stephen Colebourne
<scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
> The wiki may not have easily accessible history, but GitHub Pages do
> http://pages.github.com/

The problem with that is that it is hugely github specific. Yes, you
can check that branch out elsewhere and you can display it, but you're
generally locked into git (since it's a git branch, not a separate
repo) and it's generally a very github-centric way of doing web pages.

They're cute, but they're kind of too cute. Using the separate wiki
repo instead works with other code-hosters and it's quite easy to use
a static page generator to host them elsewhere. And it's also a little
easier to understand: code/data in one repo; wiki in a second repo.
People new to git are overwhelmed by branches in a single source tree
- start telling them that you can actually have multiple trees in a
repo and their eyes glaze over and they start twitching.


Kevin Lyda
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