Moving the Ubuntu Wiki to Mediawiki or something else?

Alan Pope alan.pope at
Tue Feb 16 19:32:14 UTC 2016

Hi José,

Thanks for bringing this up. It's been discussed numerous times over
the years in various places. I'd like to see a solution to the problem
of the poorly performing, and outdated wiki too!

On 16 February 2016 at 18:53, José Antonio Rey <jose at> wrote:
> Currently, the Ubuntu Wiki is based in moinmoin, which is a slow platform
> due to several reasons. I know there's a lot of people who are trying to use
> the platform, but get stuck due to timeout errors and such.

Performance is indeed one of the biggest annoyances with the wiki, I agree.

> What would you think about this change? Would you say it's gonna help in
> terms of wiki usability? Is there any other platform you would suggest
> instead of Mediawiki? (preferrably open source).

Yes, yes a thousand times yes.

We should of course discuss the various options available, and get
buy-in from Canonical IS to provide some resource to help, but I think
this is a do-able project which can make the project better for many

Count me in for helping.

Alan Pope
Community Manager

Canonical - Ubuntu Engineering and Services
+44 (0) 7973 620 164
alan.pope at

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