[Koha] Koha wiki update/replacement

Caroline Cyr-La-Rose caroline.cyr-la-rose at inlibro.com
Thu Mar 11 05:47:12 NZDT 2021

Hello Koha community!

There has been discussion about updating or replacing the wiki 
(https://wiki.koha-community.org). The software behind the current wiki 
is out of date and we need to upgrade it. Or we could replace it with 
something more lightweight or more user-friendly. The current wiki is a 
gold mine of information, but that good information is hard to find.

This email is an attempt to start a conversation about the best plan of 
action to upgrade our wiki.

The main argument for changing is that the MediaWiki version we are 
using is obsolete.

- Should we continue with a more recent version of MediaWiki or change 
the software?

It has been argued that maybe MediaWiki is a bit to complex for our 
needs. DokuWiki (https://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuwiki) was cited as an 
option, but it's apparently too light and one needs to learn the special 

- If we change the software, do you have a suggestion?

Some have suggested that we simply archive the current wiki and start 
fresh with a new one.

- Would you be in favor of starting over?

I'm sure I'm forgetting things, but my hope is only to get the ball 
rolling and that this project does not fall in the cracks once again. If 
you have any suggestion, comment, or concern about this project, please 
voice them by replying to this email.

If you'd rather discuss "live" about this issue, the wiki question is 
often on the Development IRC meetings agenda. Next meeting is on March 
24, 2021 at 20 UTC 

Thank you for your input!


Caroline Cyr La Rose, M.L.I.S.
Librarian | Product Manager

Phone: 1-833-465-4276, ext. 221
Caroline.Cyr-La-Rose at inLibro.com <mailto:caroline.cyr-la-rose at inLibro.com>

INLiBRO | Document Technologies Specialists | www.inLibro.com 

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