Issue #2 - Allow contributions to website from browser

Filipus Klutiero chealer at
Sat Aug 20 15:11:36 UTC 2016

Hi Bdale,

On 2016-08-18 22:53, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Filipus Klutiero <chealer at> writes:
>> While having to learn a new syntax is already quite a disadvantage, at
>> least for me
> It is for all of us... which is exactly why we moved to the ikiwiki+git
> combination... because at least at the time it used technology and
> skills that all of the board members were comfortable with, and enabling
> ourselves to be able to more easily contribute to the web content was a
> higher priority than enabling "others" who might not have the same
> skills to do so.

I am not sure of your point, but as I wrote, I had forgotten that SPI previously used Plone. I did not mean to criticize the switch from Plone. I do not remember using Plone except as a visitor. I have no idea if the move was good, bad or irrelevant. The move may have been a good one, but having completed that change does not prevent going further.

> [...]
> Frankly, though, the fact that anyone can install the ikiwiki processor
> locally and apply it to a checked out copy of the web content git
> repository means that it may just be a better plan to assume that anyone
> who wants to contribute will be willing to "figure things out"...

This may be repeating Joshua's informal message, but this seems to equate the capacity to learn with the desire to learn. I can probably learn Klingon, but I have no desire at all to do so. Even if everyone *could* contribute to the current website does not mean that everyone will be *willing* to learn how it is done (and to invest the time needed to setup the necessary environment).

> Bdale

Filipus Klutiero

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