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Re: official debian wiki installation

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 12:06:48PM +0200, Gabriel Wicke wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 21:50 -0700, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > Would it be possible for you to work with the administrators of
> > wiki.debian.net to transition that site to MediaWiki?
> > 
> There are some old conversion scripts and a python bot framework for
> MediaWiki, so there should be a way to do an automated conversion.
> MediaWiki doesn't support CamelCase, from what i've seen that's the
> biggest change markup-wise. Page urls would also change, when moving the
> page after import a redirect is automatically created to keep the old
> url working.
> According to http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?action=search there are
> 1581 pages in the debian.net wiki, so even a manual import might be a
> viable option. When Wikipedia switched from CamelCase to [[Free from
> links]] the conversion was mostly done manually, and there were much
> more pages.

I think it's really up to the wiki.debian.net administrator.  It
would help if MediaWiki was packaged for Debian, though.

> I believe that a more official status of the wiki could help a lot to
> make the wiki more popular (more users, more content etc). Offering
> database downloads as we do on Wikipedia and a debian.org subdomain
> might also help this.

This should be discussed on debian-project.

Matt Kraai            kraai@ftbfs.org            http://ftbfs.org/

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