[Mediawiki-l] Any leads on a basic wiki setup-and-configure instruction manual?

Arthur Guy Arthur at assys.net
Wed May 30 11:47:04 UTC 2007

Any other wiki or cms software out there will require very similar
things, Apache, MySQL, PHP, IIS, etc...

At the end of the day MediaWiki was and is designed to run Wikipedia;
it's there for other people to use but you need to accept the
documentation that's there and either learn the rest or not use it.
Because of you lack of familiarity with the related technologies I would
suggest finding something else, probably Microsoft software.

Arthur Guy

arthur at assys.net
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instruction manual?

MediaWiki wise, I have the additional challenge of selling MediaWiki
(versus Peter Thoeny's TWiki, or about 60 other Wikis, versus CMS
Content Management Systems, versus Microsoft Share Point, and other
non-Wikis) to my "group".  Open source is scary since there is seldom an
800 number or warranty that comes with the product (though us techies
know that 800 numbers and warranties with no one who is smart at the
other end is mere marketing chutzpah - but it makes the sale!).

MediaWiki is further compromised by depending on 3 or 4 *other* open
source products being "properly" installed and working, first.  Having
reliable, dependable documentation of other people's success with
MediaWiki and the other supporting open source programs would go a long
way towards encouraging MediaWiki's success in my arena.

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