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May 22, 2008
What's up with the wiki?
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi

I'm not able to edit pages there, I just get a timeout error.  I've 
emailed the webmaster.

The problem is I think I got an error maybe a week ago too, and I 
emailed the webmaster then too.  But there was no reply.

Maybe it's time for a new wiki for D?  Any thoughts or ideas?
May 22, 2008
Re: What's up with the wiki?
== Quote from torhu (no@spam.invalid)'s article
> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
> I'm not able to edit pages there, I just get a timeout error.  I've
> emailed the webmaster.

It looks like it's fixed now. I haven't seen that error in a couple months, but I
think I've seen the same error before. This is what I saw:

<quote>
Software error:

timed out waiting for /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/lock

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (webmaster@prowiki.com), giving this
error message and the time and date of the error.
</quote>


> The problem is I think I got an error maybe a week ago too, and I
> emailed the webmaster then too.  But there was no reply.

Yeah, it seems to show up about every other month. The webmaster has replied when
I've notified him about the error. Apparently, the error has been caused by the
server running out of space. I'm sure we'd all like a permanent solution, but my
guess is a permanent solution would be to buy higher-capacity hardware (and that
costs money and the wiki hosting for Wiki4D has been provided to us at no cost to
the D community).


> Maybe it's time for a new wiki for D?  Any thoughts or ideas?

It could be done, but it'd require some effort to get it started, and if we move
the old content into the new wiki, someone would have to put the effort into
converting to a different syntax (because unfortunately each wiki system us a
little different syntax).

People have talked about it before. I think someone even posted promising to
import all the content into a MediaWiki wiki.

There are various free wiki providers out there. Several offer hosting for wikis
that run on MediaWiki. I've created some wikis to experiment with at
http://editthis.info/, but I've had mixed results -- sometimes the wikis run slow
(also, editthis.info has announced they're going to have downtime from "May 23rd
to May 31th" for a move across the country). It's also possible we could use
ScribbleWiki (http://www.scribblewiki.com/), but I don't know how reliable and
responsive their system is.
May 22, 2008
Re: What's up with the wiki?
torhu wrote:
> http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
> 
> I'm not able to edit pages there, I just get a timeout error.  I've 
> emailed the webmaster.
> 
> The problem is I think I got an error maybe a week ago too, and I 
> emailed the webmaster then too.  But there was no reply.
> 
> Maybe it's time for a new wiki for D?  Any thoughts or ideas?

torhu, sorry that I missed your mail.
The wiki can be edited again.

Helmut
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