[pmwiki-users] Documentation of Recipes (was: Pre-announcing 2.2.0...)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 09:52:28 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 07:39:33PM +1300, john.rankin at affinity.co.nz wrote:
> >> and how do we avoid their being over-written when
> >> upgrading pmwiki?
> >
> > Like for the /pub and /skins directories, if the files have different
> > names
> > from the distribution files, they will not be overwritten when upgrading.
> Is this true? On my Mac, if I drag a wikilib.d/ folder from the
> untarred pmwiki folder into my pmwiki web folder, I sort of
> think it will replace it, but I could well be wrong. Sorry, I'm
> pretty low tech and haven't explicitly tested this.

This is correct -- on Macs dragging a folder from one place to
another _completely_ overwrites the contents of the target folder.
At least that's what I've been told on numerous occasions from people
who have tried to upgrade PmWiki by simply dragging the new folder
over the existing one (and losing wiki.d/ and other customizations
as a result).

> > We could probably place links to PmWiki.InstalledRecipes which could
> > display
> > the pages via a "pagelist link={$FullName}".
> My vote would be to use categories, but I'm happy to go along with
> whatever decision is made.

My vote is also to use categories, but have an easy way for
site admins to exclude documentation pages (which would mean they
don't pollute the categories).


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