[Koha] Koha wiki update/replacement

rogan.hamby at gmail.com rogan.hamby at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 05:56:41 NZDT 2021

I don't have strong opinions about whether or not to change wiki softwares
but I do have quite a bit of experience in using DokuWiki and while it does
have its own syntax it's not burdensome or awkward.  Most users use the
formatting toolbar options and don't worry about the syntax much.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:49 AM Caroline Cyr-La-Rose <
caroline.cyr-la-rose at inlibro.com> wrote:

> 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 is out of date and we need to upgrade it.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 using is obsolete.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
> syntax.
> - 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
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Development_IRC_meeting_24_March_2021
> Thank you for your input!
> Caroline
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