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Re: size of wiki.debian.net

On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:05:48AM -0400, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> I see a large potential for wiki.debian.net in the future as the Debian 
> base grows continuously. 

Hi Raju,
I was confused at your posting this here (as opposed to a more techincal
list as most of the items on the wiki are largly non-user stuff) In the
context of 'users', I'm curious as to what you invision its use for

> But having a cursory look through the wiki, I 
> could not figure out how much stuff it currently holds. I think it would 
> be a good idea to display atleast the following statistics.
> How many pages are there.
> The size of wiki.debian.net say in Mb.

I think 'there are n pages' is a good basic metric. As for MB, most
pages are pure text and thus takeup little MB (as oppose to say MPG).
I also pages taged by some general catagory and then to see:
X user pages, Y developer page or

> I know there is a lot of randomness in the above two quanties as wiki 
> changes continuously over time. But atleast we can display the 
> documentation at a fixed time (say every month on the very first day). I 
> would have done it myself, but I have no idea how to do it. Any ideas? 
> Has it already been done somewhere else?

This brings up an interesting point. First of all, I do not know the
officialness of the wiki. What I mean is that I am not aware of a
psuedo-package name which would facilitate making a bug report. If its
in the BTS, it must be officially supported. I'd ask this to be fixed by
the powers that be and then file a bug report (or if you know the
package and can provide a patch then do so).

Actually, I like a simple 'index' page as most wikis are like the
internet before google (you have to know what you are looking for before
you search for it). Yes I know they have a 'search' but it doesn't help
me find things as easily as I'd like(this is about all wikis).
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