On Tue, 29 Dec 2009, Thomas Krichel wrote:
> Requiring an upfront healthy community is particurly problematic is
> a small community such as digital library work.
> On the other kind, there is widely adopted software that I got
> cajoled into maintaining, that consider bad. Apache is one of
> them. I run maybe 50 virtual servers an a bunch of boxes, I am still
> puzzled how it works and it's trial and error with each software
> upgrade, where goes that NameVirtualServer thing into, the constant
> croaks "server foo has no virtualserver". I'm not a dunce, but
> Apache makes me feel I am one. When I look at these config files
> that are half-baked XML, I wonder what weed the guy smoked who
> invented this.
> If I could do it allover again, I would do it in lighttpd. Oh well
> it was not there in 1995 where I started running web servers.
> Other problematic case: Mailman. I run about 130 mailing lists, over
> 80 have a non-standard config, I am running every few months into
> problems with onne of them, despite the fact that I wrote a script
> to configure all the non-standard lists the same way.
Even if they don't have specific forums, if they're more widely adopted
software, you might have luck with well populated, but more generic
other IT stuff:
I admit that I haven't specifically asked any questions about Apache or