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Older comments[edit]

Articles about wiki engines ought to briefly describe system requirements, and perhaps note at least a few of its syntax features, if there are any relevant issues there. (for example: "uses syntax based on blahblah wiki"

agreed

MySQL?[edit]

I can't find anywhere how to enable MySQL storage for PmWiki. --210.213.194.226 (talk) 04:01, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

There is not yet (afaik) a general PageStore class that allows holding the data in MySQL databases, but there is the DataQuery plug-in that has possibly some of the functionality (created by an independent developer). --5ko (talk) 07:18, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Books LLC, Alphascript, Betascript, Fastbook Publishing ...[edit]

I've removed the following Books LLC and Alphascript references:

See: User:Fences and windows/Unreliable sources and Amazon.com controversies#Sale of Wikipedia.27s material as books. °°Playmobilonhishorse (talk) 01:43, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Needs a limitations section desperately[edit]

This article really needs a section covering the limitations and problems with PmWiki. It is a very poor wiki for use with large amounts of content (on a specific page or in total). This article gives the impression that PmWiki is on par with many more advanced wiki engines. --173.13.177.204 (talk) 20:04, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

There are wikis with 10000+ namespaces (wikigroups) and 1M+ pages which have no problems running happily PmWiki for years. For wikis with very large number of pages, a number of optimizations/recipes are documented in the Cookbook. Disclosure: I am one of the developers, and I am unaware of poor performance of PmWiki with large amount of content compared to other PHP/no-database wikis - such poor performance hasn't been brought to our knowledge, neither on our public issue tracking system, nor on our public mailing lists. Where can we learn more about the problems and limitations? --5ko (talk) 14:26, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
About the "large content on a specific page", I invite you to create such a page on pmwiki.org - either in the PITS issue tracking group, or in the Test group, so we could look into any problems and limitations which might need fixing. Here is a page containing about 1.4M bytes of content, and it looks good. --5ko (talk) 14:53, 25 October 2012 (UTC)