[pmwiki-users] Wiki farm confusion

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Mar 16 20:39:49 CST 2006

On 3/16/06, Neil Herber <nospam at eton.ca> wrote:
> At 2006-03-16  03:57 PM -0700, H. Fox is rumored to have said:
> >Put another way
> >
> >A _____________ is one of the wikis running in a WikiFarm, but not in
> >the directory where the software is installed.
> >
> >A _____________ is a wiki in a farm that is located in the same
> >directory where the software is installed.
> Or put a third way, all the wikis in a WikiFarm are called wikis.
> The wiki located in the same directory where the software is
> installed is the home wiki.

That echoes DaveG's sentiment.  How would this be reworded, then?

     Start by installing a fresh copy of PmWiki. It's not
     necessary to set up a wiki.d/ directory because
     we'll disable the home wiki and use only field wikis.

If you just take the word "field" out, it doesn't make any sense.

A couple of questions...

Is it accurate to call farmconfig.php a "global configuration file"
for the farm?

Is it reasonable to refer to a copy of PmWiki without a wiki -- or
maybe the distribution minus the pub/ directory -- as "the wiki
engine"?  Uh-oh... Is that another metaphor creeping in?  :-)


More information about the pmwiki-users mailing list