Blog Notes: Purpose of Trac Wiki Server
Since I already have this main WordPress site, why do I have a trac site too? It’s because I’ve found that trac works better for some of the things I like to do.
Let’s take a look at where some of my content fits best:
- Typical blog posts, which describe what I am doing (like this one). These are a perfect fit for WordPress.
- A series of related blog posts. I could do this on trac (by continually updating the wiki), but WordPress feels like a better fit.
- Directories, such as my piezo motor page or my MCAD software page. I’ve tried both WordPress pages and trac wiki pages; over time, I’ve decided I prefer these topics on trac.
- Reference information on topics such as my motors and my cabling standards. These fit trac best, with its easy hyperlinking and table support.
- Repository viewing – only trac does this well, although I haven’t made much use of it (yet….)
- Bug tracking / project management – I haven’t used this yet, but this is where trac shines.
Why use trac instead of a dedicated wiki? Well, I originally picked trac for use at work, and since I knew it, it made sense to use it here. Also, I wasn’t expecting to use the wiki as much as I have.