[Discuss] Wiki

Joe Nelson joe at begriffs.com
Fri Sep 14 23:17:58 CDT 2018

> We should set up a wiki.

Yeah for sure. There are a lot of things I'd like to document about what services we offer, what client software we recommend, and how to configure it.

> There are many ways to do this. The 1970s way would involve a pile of text files. I'm fine with that. We could bring it into the 1980s with a little formatting; I'm thinking
> Texinfo pages. We could augment that by keeping everything in git.

I like this option. Our site is currently served from /var/www/frostbyte. That directory and the files inside are writeable by the "webauthor" group, and I've added all of us to that unix group.

The advantage over a web-editable wiki is that we don't need more software with another layer of authentication, a database etc. We can use the tools already available to our unix accounts. Heavyweight wikis are probably geared more toward authors who are less technical and who don't have server access.

> Feel free to look at the kickball self-hosted awesome list for
> inspiration.
> https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted

That's a comprehensive list!

How about this for a start (your 70s solution):

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