MediaWiki MediaWiki looks cool.I’m a big fan of Wiki’s in general and I want to use one here. I like the idea of using a Wiki for things like a manual, quick start guide etc. MediaWiki could handle this blog by the looks of it. JXTA has a wiki, however the primary resource for JXTA information and discussion is the dev mailing list. The problem with mailing lists and forums in general is information loss. Users must be clever enough to search for the right information. Wiki’s encourage knowledge hoarding. Wiki pages snowball to cover all knowledge of that area. The Wiki’s problem is page rot. You have to maintain and refactor the pages as things change or they become obsolete and misguiding. Forums and mailing lists are best for discussion transient topics where information loss is inconsequential.

Overall I like the Wiki over the mailing list or a forum so installing one is on my todo list probably in late February.



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