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an alternative corner of the Internet since 1996

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 You're probably here looking for pictures of Matthew or Joshua, information about Ron, or directions to a site we host.

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01July2012 another slow, painful TWiki update (5.1.1)

Ugh. After slogging through several agonizing TWiki updates, I finally had to shut the installation down as the site was under attack and I couldn't afford to take the days now necessary to update TWiki. I have the latest version up now, but a lot of features are broken.

 
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C'mon, guys! I can compile a custom Linux kernel before breakfast, but an entire weekend isn't enough to apply a point upgrade to TWiki.
 

04December2010 updated TWiki to 5.0.1

I like the TWiki collaboration platform -- most of what you see here is based on it -- but they've never gotten their act together with updates. Every release (for, what, six years now?) they've said that they would automate the update process. Then every few months they release a new version. They say it fixes critical security bugs, and everyone must update right away. The best technique they offer for updating? Install the new version from scratch, then painfully, manually migrate years of accumulated content and changes into the new installation. Test, test, test. Inevitably, things are broken. I just spent five hours doing the latest upgrade, and I decided to just shut down three TWiki installations I manage because I didn't want to go through the exercise again. Oh, well. Perhaps 2011 will be the year they finally get an updater working.

 
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