FW: [pmwiki-users] Recent changes missing most changes

Irv Mills imills at tnt21.com
Tue Nov 15 13:26:56 CST 2005

OK, I've checked around and you should be able to access my wiki,
http://www.cni-home.com/. Of course, the server (Apache 2) is running on
my desktop (Windows XP) here at home, so if you catch me in the middle
of a reboot or something, you'll have to try again a while later.

AllRecentChanges is definitely working, but for some groups,
RecentChanges shows nothing since the day the group was created. Try
http://www.cni-home.com/index.php?n=Michael.Homepage or

For any group where I have gone to the RecentChanges page and deleted
everything, all the new recent changes after that point do show up,
although nothing older than the delete (but I guess that would be
expected). Perhaps I should just go ahead and do this for all the
groups, but it seems like a lot to do and leaves me with the nagging
feeling that something is still wrong. Any ideas?

Irv Mills

-----Original Message-----
From: Irv Mills [mailto:imills at tnt21.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 9:51 PM
To: 'Patrick R. Michaud'
Cc: 'Waylan Limberg'; 'pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com'
Subject: RE: [pmwiki-users] Recent changes missing most changes

Thanks, Patrick!
And by the way, thanks for all the work you've done on this excellent
piece of software. The little problem I seem to be having with "recent
changes" is pretty minor, otherwise everything works great and is very
easy to use.

Not sure why you couldn't access my site. It's running on my desktop
computer and is connected to the internet via the local cable TV
company. I am the administrator (if I'm worthy of such a title) so
anything might be going wrong without me knowing about it. I have asked
my kids, who all live in other cities (Ottawa, London and Kitchener,
Ontario, Canada) to see if they can access it.

All Recent Changes works now that I understand where it is (thanks) and
I think it is picking up all changes. I deleted the contents of the
Recent Changes page in the Events group (which definitely wasn't
working) and now it seems to be picking up all changes. I started out
with pmwiki version 2.0.beta54, so I don't know why this should be. I
suppose I could just go and delete the current contents of the Recent
Changes pages for each group, but I'd like to know why this is

I don't have any cookbook recipes loaded. I have written a php gallery
creation script, which works externally to pmwiki.php and does add pages
to the wiki. I don't expect these pages to show up in Recent Changes,
though it would be nice if they could. I see in some of the recent
activity on the mailing list that the pagelist markup might be able to
do this for me.

Anyway, I don't want to waste your time, so I'll get back to you when
I'm sure that my wiki can be accessed from the internet as well as my
local intranet. 

Irv Mills

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick R. Michaud [mailto:pmichaud at pobox.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11:53 AM
To: Irv Mills
Cc: 'Waylan Limberg'; pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Recent changes missing most changes

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 11:23:50AM -0500, Irv Mills wrote:
> That isn't happening on my wiki. I just did a bunch of testing and it
> seems to happens sometimes, but not always. And most of time for some 
> groups, but never for other groups. But the changes do show up in the 
> history for each page. [...]

I tried accessing the site you gave but keep getting an "operation timed
out" error.  

Do you have any cookbook recipes loaded?  Perhaps one of those is
changing the RecentChanges configuration.

Is your site an upgrade from earlier versions of PmWiki?  Perhaps the
RecentChanges are appearing at the bottom or the middle of the page.
(The RecentChanges page format changed slightly in 2.0 and this can
cause the recent changes to appear in the middle or at the bottom of a
page.  If this is the case, just erase the RecentChanges page or
manually edit it to put the latest entry at the top and all will work

All PmWiki installations have an AllRecentChanges page by default,
usually in Site.AllRecentChanges.


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