Re: [dev] paste_AT_

From: Martti Kühne <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 17:51:30 +0100

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> Yes, that’s a good proposal. Then all available Unix tools can be used
> to sort, find duplicates and make some order. Maybe it could be a dif‐
> ferent git repository to avoid overlapping merges. There could be still
> discussions on hackers_AT_ about pastes. A web interface could satisfy
> the hipsters fraction and Google.
> By having a separate repository it could run without moderation. Only
> a file limit restriction would be needed. If things go wrong, remove the
> repository. By still sending changes to hackers_AT_ we have some control
> over abuse.

A separate git repository will do. I do not have the power to open it
and hook it up to the mailing list. Volunteers?

> The problem here is a bit the Wikipedia problem: I would like to setup
> my own Wikipedia mirror but PHP and some ugly SQL backend are keeping me
> away from it. There is no sane data export available but SQL dumps. If
> Wikipedia would be some public git repository it would be easier to have
> overlays by using something like the unionfs and running the common wiki
> web interface on top of this new directory. That seems easier than hav‐
> ing some SQL database doing an inefficient sync every month. And it
> doesn’t add the PHP dependency. This problem adheres to the web and its
> cruft we need to solve.

Please move your outline of a antioraclepedia (in the tradition of
antiword) converter to a different thread if you have serious
intentions to discuss it further.

Received on Fri Nov 06 2015 - 17:51:30 CET

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