Originally on 2010-08-09
Invenio should support something like the MediaWiki "About" page, where users can go to see information such as which code branch and commit the source was checked out from, when the tree was built, which system libraries are installed, what database backend is being used (Currently always MySQL, but one could imagine others), etc. etc. Information mostly intended as a convenience for developers and sys admins. It's easy to find these things out, but it would also be easy to collect them all together in one place, and it would make each instance of lookup just a little bit easier.
Originally on 2010-08-10
You probably know that already. inveniocfg provides such a feature (however not as developed as the one you propose):
I do agree with you that such a feature would be a nice thing to have.
Originally on 2010-08-11
Oh, I didn't know about that. It's a good start, but you're right: I am thinking of something a lot more elaborate.
And apparently I made up the detail about MediaWiki About pages. I meant Special pages, but not any particular one. In my mind I was mashing up Special:Version, and several of the other pages listed on the wiki's Special:SpecialPages.
But anyway I guess you all get the idea.