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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-28 06:18:34

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Dennett" <jdennett_at_[hidden]>
> Jeff Garland wrote:
> >Thanks for the tip. As you say UseModWiki was easy to set up. When you
sent the
> >mail, I was looking at twiki which appears to have more features, but it
is much
> >more difficult to set up. You can find the result at the address below:
> >
> >
> >
> UseMod is basic, as you say. If we want user authentication and
> some more structure, TWiki has lots. UseMod assumes a friendly
> environment, and is quite similar to Kent's wiki at
> It's my guess that the simplicity of UseMod (including its
> simpler markup) is more likely to encourage participation,
> if that's what we want. TWiki has more of a learning curve.
> -- James Dennett

I took a look at what you have there. It looks like it has potential!

I'd like to see some sort of disclaimer, to the effect that the site is
unofficial and not controlled or maintained by the boost developers.

My only concern is that while Boost is peer-reviewed, a Wiki is not
(neccessarily). So the standards for content on the Wiki are naturally going
to be different from that on the regular boost site. Does that make sense?

Also, if Twiki has a more sophisticated look/feel, we might consider using
it. Not that is a very sophisticated website, but we try ;-)

       David Abrahams, C++ library designer

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