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RE: Wiki seems to be near to collapse!

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 00:22:30 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0011DA96E@judith.fzi.de>
To: <mak@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>, "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "Boris Motik" <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, "Ian Horrocks" <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, "W3C OWL Working Group" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, "W3C OWL Chairs" <team-owl-chairs@w3.org>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-wg-request@w3.org]
>On Behalf Of Markus Krötzsch
>Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:02 AM
>To: Bijan Parsia
>Cc: Boris Motik; 'Sandro Hawke'; 'Ian Horrocks'; 'W3C OWL Working
>Group'; 'W3C OWL Chairs'
>Subject: Re: Wiki seems to be near to collapse!
>
><snip>
>>
>> > Given how much of a
>> > pain the Wiki solution was, I would be happy to give that up in
>> > exchange for a
>> > much more comfortable system.

[...]

>Regarding performance: I did not encounter such extreme performance
>issues
>with the (technically similar) wikis I run. The wiki engine used here is
>known
>to scale extremely well to large databases and user groups. So I guess
>today's
>outage was a specific problem that could happen to SVN just as well.

I had the same problems (continuous access failures and long delays) 
today when accessing the mailing list. And I had such phases in the 
past pretty often. I don't think that it really has to do with the 
Wiki.

I must say I like the Wiki approach. For example, one can easily point 
people to a particular historic version of a document. They don't have 
to download anything, the old version is simply available as a website.
One can also easily play around with new stylesheets and the like
in a sandbox version of the document, create examples, and everything
is a website accessible from everywhere. I wouldn't talk against
an SVN/LaTeX solution, but I'm happy with the Wiki.

Michael

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