WikiDevi shutting down 10/31/2019

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
FYI... impending loss of a great resource...

WikiDevi will be going offline 2019-10-31. For historical dumps of the database, see 'WikiDevi' @ the Internet Archive (MW XML, Files, Images).

Final dumps will be made available after the site goes offline.

There is no chance the data will not live on, in some form - even if it isn't 'WikiDevi' anymore. For example, see TechInfoDepot.

It's a terrible loss to the community... hopefully someone picks up the reigns to continue the site...
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Site may already be gone. Couldn't raise it just now.
It has been a great resource, but was definitely a labor of love.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Sad news indeed.

To my shame :oops: I "saw" that message the other day but only glanced at the beginning of it and thought "oh, it'll be going down for maintenance". It didn't register that it was permanent.

Maybe TechInfoDepot could buy the domain name and use it as a redirector (WikiDevi is much easier to remember).
 

Trip

Very Senior Member
There's enough interest through the OpenWRT community that I wouldn't be surprised if it gets transplanted in pretty short order. I wouldn't expect it to remain down for all that long.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
I would be willing to permanently host the site. But without updates, its usefulness would be limited, no?
 
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RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
I would be willing to permanently host the site. But without updates, its usefulness would be limited, no?

I agree that ideally, it would have to be an actual Wiki (so people would be able to update its content), not just a static archive.
 
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thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
I agree that ideally, it would have to be an actual Wiki (so people would be able to update its content), not just a static archive.
I never could figure out what the motivation was of the person(s) who created and maintained WikiDevi, other than a labor of love. It's a LOT of work to get product details.
 

RTN

Regular Contributor
I would be willing to permanently host the site. But without updates, its usefulness would be limited, no?
The base is deployed by the developer Wive-NG (sfstudio), it will be possible to discuss the possibility of hosting with him.
I am a moderator of wl500g.info (Omega) and have been constantly updating WikiDevi pages and tables for 5 years;)
Now I am also updating the new WikiDevi database, added links to alternative firmware on the main page.
If it is possible to host WikiDevi on your hosting, you can discuss the transfer of the database in private messages.
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
I would be willing to permanently host the site. But without updates, its usefulness would be limited, no?

Wondering - what would be the costs to maintain something like WikiDevi...

I can see the utility for a limited audience, mostly developers, and there, it might be something more oriented towards the OpenWRT team, which also needs support.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Hosting itself if relatively cheap unless the site gets huge traffic, which I don't think is the case.

It costs more to secure the site, keep it updated, monitor it and deal with the hassles of constant doorknob rattling.

I rethought this and decided to not pursue hosting.
 

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