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Git-powered wikis improved - GitHub (github.com)
87 points by obilgic on Jan 18, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

A good step in the right direction. I look forward to similar treatment to the ticket system to provide real workflow and field customization would shore up one of the largest gaps in their product. If they combined distributed version control, tickets, wiki, and HTML5 offline browser capabilities, Github would be close to the perfect CM tool.

New ticket system is what github needs for sure.

If I might be allowed to plug my own solutions, I wrote a set of plugins for Mantis Bug Tracker that gives it excellent integration with Github:


Agreed. The lack of a decent issue system is the one thing keeping from us being 100% on GitHub.

Same for us.

It's just a little bit too simple to be useful for anything but a solo project.

For a solo project though, the simplicity is really refreshing.

Yes, this for sure.

Issues isn't perfect. I dislike the way that the AJAX-y elements work, there's no "read all" button, sometimes I have problems setting colors and such, there's no way to attach a pull request to an existing Issue... but seriously, if I have to use something as complicated as Mantis or Rally to manage tickets, I just won't do it.

noticed Gollum supports Pod ~ http://perldoc.perl.org/perlpod.html as a markup language. Didn't know that ruby supported a perl interface so I had a poke around wondering how and via gollum found this in github markup tree ~ https://github.com/github/markup/blob/master/lib/github/mark...

    # pod2html is nice enough to generate a 
    # full-on HTML document for us,
    # so we return the favor by ripping out the good parts.
    # Any block passed to `command` will be handed 
    # the command's STDOUT for post processing.
    command("/usr/bin/env perl -MPod::Simple::HTML -e  Pod::Simple::HTML::go", /pod/) do |rendered|
       if rendered =~ /<!-- start doc -->\s*(.+)\s*<!-- end doc -->/mi

Ok, that was much easier than installing Mediawiki!

  sudo gem install gollum rdiscount # gollum + markdown support
  cd mywiki
  git init
and you're rolling.

Do you guys also feel like the Github folks always deliver geratly designed web pages?

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