[wikka-community] Multiple Questions

Brian Koontz brian
Sat Apr 10 18:51:05 GMT 2010

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 02:03:29PM -0500, Spot wrote:
> We need the ability to store our documentation in svn, and therefore 
> require the ability to store page data in flat files as opposed to the 
> db. Reading page data off the file-system itself, or pushing it into the 
> db only when it changes on disk, doesn't matter. This documentation is 
> for our internal APIs, so load is not a concern. Either will work.
> #1. Is there a module, or external code which provides this kind of 
> functionality? If not, how difficult would this be to hack into the 
> current Wikka structure (I have not had time to look at the Wikka code 
> personally).

This would not be a quick hack, because the DB layer is not abstracted
in Wikka.  I can recommend PmWiki -- I know the author, the software
is sound, and its flat-file based backend is probably more aligned to
what you need.  (Plus it's written in Perl -- very hackable!)

> #3. Is there an API for using external user accounts? If not, is there a 
> way to not require the StrangE UsernameS of our developers?

Not at the moment...this is being worked on, but it probably won't be
done within the timeframe you have.


Brian Koontz
Wikka Development Team
Systems Support and Random Tasking Dept.

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