[pmwiki-users] RFC: PITS 00701 -- WikiFarm confusion

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Wed Mar 15 10:02:51 CST 2006

Ian Barton wrote:
>>> As pedantic as it sounds, what if we agreed on some terminology?
>>> * A farm (or wiki farm) is a collection of two or more wiki fields 
>>> that use one copy of the PmWiki code.
>>> * A field is a single wiki with a unique URL. Each field lives in its 
>>> own directory.
>>> * The "home field" is where most of the PmWiki code (particularly 
>>> pmwiki.php) lives. Calling this the "farm field" or "farm directory" 
>>> seems confusing to me, because the farm (to me) is the whole - not a 
>>> part. The home field may have wiki content, or it may just be a 
>>> warehouse for the code.
> That sounds good. I am a farmer and I found the original description of 
> how to setup a "farm" confusing:)
> I think that perhaps at least two pages are needed:
> How to set up a farm from scratch.
> How to convert an existing installation to a farm.
I like that suggestion. I decided to start a farm based on this RFC, and 
my first task was reading a largish page without knowing the concequence 
of what I was going to do.

> Also some sort of Advanced Farm techniques page (OK that's three pages:)
> One thing that would have saved me lots of typing was discovering the 
> $FarmD variable earlier:) So, I think any guide should include an easy 
> to find reference to farm specific variables.
This is a good point -- I didn't recall this.

> Ian.
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