Really happy to see things rolling!
I'm unfortunately very busy with other things for at least a week, probably
longer. Hope to get back on track soon but will at least follow passively
in the background meanwhile.
On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:48:14 AM UTC+2, Jed Carty wrote:
> My little robot has gone off into the world by itself, so I have time to
> spend on tiddlywiki development again. Currently I have done nothing of
> value for TWederation in the past month. So that update is easy.
> I am going to put this here so hopefully people will actually read it:
> This is beta software, if you try to use it without reading the small
> amount of documentation than it probably won't work. If you try to make
> something using it and don't look at and understand the code first it
> probably won't work. If you modify nothing and try to make it do something
> other than the simple things I mention than it probably won't work. This is
> the version where I removed almost all the sarcasm.
> I split the basic mechanism I use for inter-wiki communication into its
> own plugin here <http://ooktech.com/jed/ExampleWikis/Federation/>, if you
> want to use the mechanism that is what you need to look at and use.
> There are two plugins there, Federation-core which is just the back-end
> part, if you put that in a wiki than other wikis can pull content from it.
> It doesn't have anything else.
> Federation-tools are some very basic tools to make fetching content from
> another wiki that has the Federation-core plugin easier. There isn't really
> anything in the way of documentation so if you want to make something you
> will have to look at the code.
> TWederation is built on top of what is in the Federation-core plugin, I am
> still working on refactoring everything in the twederation plugins to make
> future development easier. I hope to have the new versions up later today.
> A very important note:
> This is not the only way to make federated tiddlywikis! This is the way
> that I have worked out with a lot of help from other people (most notably
> Jeremy and Mat) that doesn't require anything other than a simple file
> server for the wikis on the network. I originally made this so that I could
> connect multiple wikis on my computer together and it expanded into
> something online. There are some important limits on what it can do and I
> don't think that this will ever be able to support large networks. If I
> manage to create a working community of 100 connected wikis I will be a bit
> surprised. Most of the problems when it comes to scale are due to
> performance issues. I think that for larger groups we can overcome some of
> these problems and retain a distributed structure by allowing multiple
> technologies. Once I have the basic TWederation system working well I am
> hoping to incorporate the work that Danielo has done with PouchDb (see
> NoteSelf <https://noteself.github.io/>) to allow for larger distributed
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