Dev/About Infrastructure

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Current Situation[edit]

Introduction[edit] Site Security

This page talks about Whonix online hosting and (non-existing) testing infrastructure.

File Hosting[edit]

Hosted on, downloadable using TLS.

Bug / Feature Request Tracker[edit]

(Works much better than github for a project at this scale.)

Testing infrastructure[edit]

  • CI build environment required.
  • Automated Test Suite [1] required.
  • whonixcheck


Whonix homepage backend[edit]


mediawiki advantages[edit]

  • community contribution friendly - flagged revisions - usable way to allow anonymous users to edit and to let admins review changes before these go live
  • seo - plugins provide good OpenGraph meta tags and meta settings (description, images)
  • wiki templates
  • footnotes
  • expand buttons
  • footer
  • mobile view
  • mediawiki markup text file backups (but are not easily importable)
  • short and detailed buttons (probably not unique to mediawiki)

mediawiki disadvantages[edit]

  • does not look that great
    • our mediawiki skin "strapping" looks better than usual mediawiki / wikipedia with the huge space wasting sidebar that does not have much useful content related to the wiki page being viewed
    • still does not look great (but perhaps another mediawiki skin could solve that)
    • the table of contents at the top may not be great? Perhaps a table of contents on the left or right side (???) would be better?
    • too much white spaces everywhere
  • offline documentation not solved -
  • translations not solved
  • data base is binary (mysql) (requires mysql data base)

goals for new website[edit]

  • git based?
  • (example) compatible?
  • breadcrumbs navigation?
  • javascript free?
  • CMS free?
  • bootstrap based?
  • mobile friendly!
  • illustrative images!
  • quick page load times!
  • footer links (legal, imprint)!
  • seo!

See Also[edit]


  1. Port Tails Test Suite to Whonix or create a new one from scratch.

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