[pmwiki-users] Minor question regarding the definition of "Wiki farm"

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Mar 19 16:56:56 CST 2006

On 3/19/06, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
<christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Mar 2006, H. Fox wrote:
> > > Or am I missing something conecptually here?
> >
> > Short answer:
> >  A wikifarm with one wiki is like a server farm with one server.
> > It's, possible, but it's beside the point.
> No not really...  The first definition of a wiki farm implies it must have
> two or more wikis, which is incorrect although not a big deal in itself.
> Running a single wiki in a wiki farm framework is easy and I know this,
> but others might think it's impossible.

We're trading away some absolutely precise accuracy in order to keep
the description pithy and easier to understand.  The essence of
WikiFarms is multiple wikis.

> > Another short answer:
> > It's a bit confusing that way because one wiki, by definition, doesn't
> > share anything.
> Good point. How about something like this then?
>         A WikiFarm is a way to run one or more wikis from a single
>         installation of the PmWiki engine.

It's not accurate because a stand-alone installation fits that description.


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