[CentOS-devel] RFC (Request for Comments) : future of wiki.centos.org

Mon Feb 27 08:05:41 UTC 2023
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

Let's start discussing the future of wiki.centos.org !

There was a CentOS Docs SIG day happening on monday after Fosdem and 
during that day, we started to discuss the future of wiki.centos.org.

As a reminder : https://wiki.centos.org is actually powered by moin 
(http://moinmo.in/), which is :
  - python 2.x based
  - unmaintained

It's also running on CentOS Linux 7 (for these requirements), itself 
going EOL next year. Also worth adding that it's under constant spammer 
load, with plenty of bots trying to write content, be denied, and trying 
in a different way, so it's really a "whack a mole" game.

For all these reasons, it has to be replaced by something else, (still a 
wiki) or even better, be decommissioned entirely and eventually moved to 
a git workflow.

FWIW, it's what is used for all websites from various SIGs under 
https://sigs.centos.org (including the SIG guide itself, 

As a follow-up on the CentOS SIG day, an investigation (see 
https://pagure.io/centos-infra/issue/1061) was started as a PoC to just 
extract wiki content in a readable (static) format, so that we can still 
host a "read-only" version (archived) of wiki content, while a new 
service (wiki or else) would replace it.

All comments/remarks are welcome, and let's have a plan about what to do 
(the sooner, the better)

Kind Regards,
Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | https://www.centos.org
gpg key: 17F3B7A1 | @arrfab[@fosstodon.org]
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