[ros-users] Request: Please avoid using wiki attachments

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 21:04:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:54 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> As many noticed, the ROS wiki had some uptime issues in recent weeks.
> We have tracked this down to inefficiencies with MoinMoin's attachment
> system. While we have removed the top causes of the instability, this
> is likely to crop up again with continued use.  We ask that you avoid
> using attachments on the ROS wiki as much as possible.  In most cases
> where we have seen attachments, the file could have easily instead
> been offered from a source code repository.  For example, rosinstall
> files and source code examples are much more easily maintained within
> a source control system.
> We cannot disable this feature without removing existing attachments,
> so we ask for your help in reducing the load on the server.  In the
> case of particular attachments that are causing issues, you may
> receive e-mails to ask you to remove the attachment.

Are there particular types of attachments to watch out for?

What about photographs and diagrams? Are they OK?

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