[pmwiki-users] Wiki farm confusion

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Fri Mar 24 13:36:23 CST 2006

Agreed on the "hey, that was easy!" feeling being important.

A recipe bundle that will work for 80% of users would be great. You 
can't meet the needs of everyone in one recipe.

Say up front which situations it won't work for, and why. Is it because 
the retrofit is difficult? My guess is the list will be small. They can 
still install the vanilla system and get a good feel for how it will 
work rather than having to fully customize it before making their first 
page, and only then realize they hate it. Or, even worse, make a mistake 
while customizing it and conclude the entire package is garbage.

Non-vanilla situations can then be either completely new recipes, or 
"follow vanilla, with the following changes".


Bellave Jayaram wrote:
> I would just like to add my 2 cents here echoing the sentiments expressed in
> this post. I have posted before after I felt the need for some form of
> assistance to get (especially, new) administrators to be able to install
> PmWiki with a "recipe bundle" that helps flatten the learning curve and
> improve the "wow, that is cool!!" feeling that one gets when seeing PmWiki
> function like a charm soon after installing it. Pm replied that he might be
> able to do this (see bottom of
> http://pmichaud.com/pipermail/pmwiki-users/2006-February/023255.html).
> Jayaram

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