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Item7780: Don't overwrite _default web on upgrade

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Given the name (_default), TWiki administrators can expect to use this web as the template for new webs. It's listed as the first (default) choice in the Adding a New Web form. Therefore, those administrators can be expected to create or change content in _default.

This web should not be overwritten during an upgrade.

Suggested solution: don't ship with _default. Ship with _default_example. When TWiki is run for the first time, if _default doesn't exist, copy _default_example. That is, handle _default the way LocalSite.cfg is handled. If tit exists, it's considered to have been customized.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 2017-03-24

I disagree. The _default web serves as the template for new webs. New releases sometimes introduce new topics and change existing topics.

I think that is a documentation case. If you want to have a custom web template create a new template web (such as _acme for Acme Inc) and customize that.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2017-03-29

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Summary Don't overwrite _default web on upgrade
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 6.0.2
SVN Range TWiki-6.0.2-trunk, Sun, 12 Feb 2017, build 30309
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