[pmwiki-users] Recommended recipes?

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at katspace.homelinux.org
Thu Aug 27 22:57:30 CDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 01:15:12PM +0200, Twylite wrote:
> I have now committed quite a lot of time & effort into this research, 
> and I have still failed to answer my basic questions:
> (1) which recipes does everyone find useful
That is an impossible question to answer, because "useful" depends
on what people use PmWiki for, and PmWiki is so flexible that it
can be used for a great many things.

What is more relevant to your needs is to actually say what you
want and need to do with PmWiki, what kind of recipes you would
therefore need, and allow people to comment on that subset of recipes.

> (2) is a given recipe widely used, stable and actively maintained (i.e. 
> will I have peace of mind choosing that recipe)
First, any recipe written by PM himself is most likely to be stable and
maintained and/or a core candidate. Thus, with the different form
systems, I've chosen to use PmForms, because it is the one written by PM.

If a recipe doesn't actually list a maintainer, then it's likely not
maintained!  Sometimes that's okay, if the recipe page is more of a
how-to than a plugin, since the recipe in that case is more like a
starting point for how to custom-configure your wiki.

If a recipe does list a maintainer, then the advice to look at how
active the maintainer is on pmwiki.org and/or on this list, that seems
like good advice to me.  After all, a recipe may not have a lot of
activity on it simply because it's pretty stable and does what is
required, but if the maintainer of the recipe is active here on the
list, then they're more likely to be able to help if you need help with

The list of recipes I myself maintain are in my profile:

> (3) which of the duplicates is most popular (for a given task, if relevant)
List the tasks you need, and we will have a better chance of answering.

Kathryn Andersen
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