I have now seen 3 successors of wikidevi:
As long as those sites keep using the same device naming ("Wikidevi ID") as
wikidevi.com, we can now easily switch between them in the dataentries (should one decide to close down again like the original wikidevi did).
Behind, or better: in front of the Wikidevi ID is a freely configurable base-url; currently this is
Should this site go down, the base url can be changed in the wiki config to an alternate site, and all links are working again, without touching any dataentry.
Currently we have both in the dataentries: Full URL + ID only.
Wikidevi URL for easy copy&paste filling of the dataentry (copy full URL is possibly easier than copying just the ID)
Wikidevi ID for easy maintenance
As a wiki admin I prefer the ID, of course
Please let me know your opinion on this.
ID looks fine and seems a sensible solution.
My only worry is that we've now got 3 new wikidevi, and they can't possibly be in sync with each other...
Not our problem, but 2 of them need to be shut down in my opinion.
"WikiDevi ID" base-url
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru was apparently unavailable for some time, probably due to DDOS (see t.me/wicatllc/160), and changed to techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/wiki.
The wikidevi ID is meant as backup for situations where the original wikidevi.wi-cat.ru link is not available (which was the case at some time during the past 4 weeks). It is based on the assumption, that every descendant of the original wikidevi (wikidevi.wi-cat.ru is one of those) has the same link scheme as the original wikidevi.
In this case, the wikidevi link in the dataentry was working for wikidevi.wi-cat.ru due to a redirect, whereas techinfodepot didn't have this redirect.
I have now …
During editing an
OpenWrt DokuWiki page, pasting the url wikidevi.wi-cat.ru, techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/wiki or deviwiki.com/wiki will be automatically replaced by one of these interwiki links
[[hwinfo_alternative2>]]. In preview
interwiki links are not working correctly. A link to such url can be solve by typing the url instead of pasting it.
Mind the 3 mentioned WikiDevi sites seems not synced and
[[hwinfo>]] url can change due to unavailability.
If we may believe
@RaylynnKnight, wikidevi.wi-cat.ru seems the main one.
I am a frequent contributor to
https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ as can be seen by Contributions and most of the other wikis are just taking my entries from there! DeviWiki appears to have not any new entries since 2019.
@Borromini it is the reference due to details.
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru is my reference as well sine wikidevi went defunct. And I can tell you from personal experience the site operator is picky about details (and details matter with embedded).
I also had that feeling and will mainly use
Maybe that one can be the
[[hwinfo>]] as much as possible till further notice?