migrating to mediawiki
water at tunes.org
Tue Oct 18 16:13:32 PDT 2005
On Oct 18, 2005, at 3:53 PM, Faré wrote:
> Dear Tunespeople,
Are there Tunespeople any more? There are partisans and casual
observers, mostly. Someone reply if they disagree.
> are there people here with some energy for maintaining the Tunes
> project? The Wiki is in a sorry state, and needs to be redone.
> Two solutions:
> (1) someone steps up to maintain cliki -- merge the latest
> araneida/cliki sources, add some proper spam control, remove the ugly
> low-level access control. (Maybe contact kiwi authors and use that
> instead < http://wiki.alu.org/Kiwi >)
> (2) someone steps up to migrate things to mediawiki. water did that
> for the slate wiki, and he is quite pleased with it. Mediawiki can
> also serve as the host for the more "static" content of the tunes
- We wouldn't have to lock down mediawiki as we have our cliki, since
unlike CLiki it has its own team of maintainers who have built in
spam control and reversion controls.
- There are "talk" pages for the droning babbling debates people like
to have about microkernels and forth and such.
- Lambda the Ultimate is close to using mediawiki for a Programming
Languages Technology wiki to consolidate the info on their years of
- mediawiki supports inter-wiki links and redirects, so that we can
easily shunt entire technical articles to Wikipedia or LtU where they
are covered better there.
- mediawiki does support categorization and tables of contents and is
> Is there a volunteer for (2), or at least for (1)? If not, I'll do it,
> but it might take more time.
Start up a new instance of mediawiki now, fully lock down the CLiki,
and hand out a pointer to it. The alternative is to ask the CL
community to re-implement the features.
No one here on this mailing list is willing to code, I'll wager.
We've spent too long not making (TUNES) software that it's a bit
silly to ask now.
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