[macports-mgr] Re: Wiki changes not possible

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Wed May 7 09:30:11 PDT 2008

On May 7, 2008, at 9:14 AM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:

> On May 7, 2008, at 3:22 AM, Florian Ebeling wrote:
>>>>>> Wiki modification requires committer privileges.
>>>>> I think it would benefit the project if we losen this policy.  
>>>>> Nobody
>>>>> applies
>>>>> for commit to correct a small factual error. And it works for  
>>>>> other site
>>>>> quite
>>>>> well. What was the name of this online encyclopedia, gain? ;)
>>>> I fully agree. We should allow wiki edits for everyone logged in.  
>>>> This
>>>> opens up more possibilities to contribute to MacPorts, e.g. in  
>>>> the howto/*
>>>> section.
>>>> Trac's wiki has a history, so if anyone makes "wrong" edits, we  
>>>> can still
>>>> revert to an earlier version.
>>> I agree as well.  It certainly isnt a technical limit. Its a  
>>> policy decision
>>> by macports management. I can relax the requirements if they agree  
>>> to it.
>> Ok, then I hereby officially appeal to portmgr.
>> @portmgr: Do you approve of a change to the wiki permission policy  
>> to the effect
>> that every logged-in user can edit?
> 	With my PortMgr hat on, I'm willing to loosen up a bit on this  
> particular requirement and experiment for a while to see how it  
> goes. I totally love Wikipedia, but I'm sure they have many more  
> resources than us to deal with the side effects of such openness,  
> e.g. wikispam. So it'd be great if we could keep a close eye on the  
> Trac timeline for unwanted Wiki edits, also looking out for legit  
> edits but with misleading information.

I can have Trac send email when a wiki modification happens. I  
actually use this to monitor all of the wikis on Mac OS Forge.  So if  
you want me to add portmgr or -dev to that email, then you dont have  
to watch the Timeline page. (it emails a diff, comment, username, IP,  


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