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Re: Problems with Limitations or "Differences" of Subversion

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 19:50:47 CET

--On Tuesday, November 07, 2006 10:56 AM -0500 Eric
<spamsink@scoot.netis.com> wrote:

> Can you elaborate on that a bit? I actually don't know much about wikis
> except as a user (mostly of Wikipedia). I wasn't aware they included
> version control.
> Which one would be the best for me to look into for installation on Linux?

More generally, you probably want a "content management system" (CMS), of
which wikis are members. Two I've seen recommended are Mediawiki (used by
Wikipedia) and Drupal.

A CMS is an online documentation system, and a wiki is a version-controlled
CMS. Different wikis store the versioning in different ways. Mediawiki
stores the revisions in a database (eg. MySQL). Twiki stores revisions in
RCS files. I'd guess that Trac stores revisions in Subversion.

A common problem with public wikis is defacement (including spam). The
versioning means that you can remove the defacement by reverting to an
earlier revision.

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