[Freedombox-discuss] objectives

Bdale Garbee bdale at gag.com
Thu Jun 9 16:33:27 UTC 2011

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:09:24 -0400, The Doctor <drwho at virtadpt.net> wrote:
> PivotX (http://pivotx.net/) also supports flat files for everything.  I
> used that functionality of it for about two years, and found it very
> reliable (plus migrating to MySQL was largely painless).

Thanks for the pointer to PivotX .. I hadn't seen it before, and there
are some interesting features.  However, note that "flat files" are not
the same as "static files".  The way ikiwiki works is that a tree of
static pre-rendered content is "re-compiled" on each commit to the wiki
"source tree".  When a user accesses a page, the web server is just
serving up static content.  Very un-PHP-like.  

The primary trade-off is that the ikiwiki processing load is only at
content creation time but you need storage space for the rendered
content, while something like PivotX re-renders on each page access but
wouldn't need storage space for the rendered content.

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