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Re: purpose of web server in zim
I totally agree with Andreas. I also use this feature from time to time and
I think it's quite useful.
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:40 AM, WEHLER Andreas <
> Hello Martin.
> The local Web-Server is an additional nifty feature.
> We are using zim books heavily for cooperation. We often copy / paste /
> zim contents around between different personal and shared zim books.
> But there are also workmates that don't (yet) use zim books. In situations
> where those people temporarily need actual infos from my local zim books
> in a read only manner (think of remote support use case) I just give them
> to the local zim book via the built in WEB Server facility. Exporting a
> version access via some html-server on some other host is tedious in this
> This exception proves the rule that by definition - as you have correctly
> stated -
> there is NO ACCESS to my local desktop wiki.
> So, please, just ignore features that you for yourself are probably
> not going to use.
> Best regards,
> On 04.01.2015 00:44, Martin Vegter wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am starting to use Zim as my personal wiki. I have chosen Zim after a
> > long and painful selection process, because Zim fit best my idea of a
> > personal wiki, and it seemed to be lightweight and minimalistic.
> > Now when I am getting to know Zim better, I am a bit
> > surprised/disapointed that Zim comes with a build-in webserver.
> > I know that the webserver is not running by default. But the sole
> > existence of the webserver makes me question the underlying philosophy
> > of zim development.
> > A personal wiki is by definition personal, not public. There are plenty
> > of collaborative, web-server based wikis for shared content editing.
> > I see a dividing line between a personal wiki and public wiki. Both have
> > their applications and uses, but should be kept separate.
> > I find it alarming that there is a button in the menu, which when
> > clicked, publishes my personal wiki on 0.0.0.0:8080. It is unlikely that
> > I would click it by mistake, and even then, I still have 8080 blocked by
> > firewall. But nevertheless there is something in me that does not like
> > this idea even in theory.
> > I would like to kindly suggest to re-evaluate the decision of whether it
> > is a good idea to integrate a webserver into Zim.
> > In the meantime, what would be the best way for me to disable the
> > webserver on my machine?
> > remove zim/gui/server.py and delete the following line from
> > zim/gui/__init__.py ?
> > ('show_server_gui', None, _('Start _Web Server'), '', '', True), # T:
> > Menu item
> > I hope you appreciate my feedback
> > regards,
> > Martin Vegter
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