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Re: Fwd: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:54:33 +0200
Message-ID: <4694C4F9.3000900@orbeon.com>
To: "Forms WG (new)" <public-forms@w3.org>

Yes, go with MediaWiki!

-Erik

Steven Pemberton wrote:
> 
> I'm happy with this suggestion. Everyone else OK?
> 
> Steven
> 
> ------- Forwarded message -------
> From: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
> To: chairs@w3.org
> Cc:
> Subject: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki
> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 03:26:27 +0200
> 
> 
> Dear W3C chairs,
> 
> Through your staff contacts, and from some of you directly, the W3C
> systems team received a steady flow of requests to consider switching
> the engine running w3c wikis from moinmoin to the mediawiki engine,
> notably for its section editing capability, and for its semantic
> annotation plugin (semantic mediawiki).
> 
> Mediawiki is the engine used to run the wikipedia site, and may be
> already familiar to many of you.
> 
> 
> After careful evaluation, we concluded that the migration would be
> possible but tricky. In particular:
> * we should be able to keep the same URI space
> * existing content in our wiki will be copied to the new engine
> * it may not be possible to migrate revision history for all the
> documents.
> We would look into saving the revision history somewhere in web
> space, for the record.
> * user accounts look difficult to migrate. In the worst case, all
> users would have to re-create accounts. In the "best" case all users
> may have to reinitialize their password
> * plug-ins may be migrated, if possible, on a case-by-case basis.
> "Themes" are unlikely to be migrated.
> 
> 
> Consequently, we would like to hear from you, if you are chairing a
> group currently using a wiki on the moinmoin platform, whether you
> would object to the migration to the mediawiki engine, given the
> potential issues listed above.
> 
> If possible, please answer within the next week if you have any
> strong objection.
> 
> We can not, yet, give any timeline for the migration, but will have a
> better idea of a time scale after receiving your answers.
> 
> Thank you.
> For the W3C Systems Team,
> 
> 
> 


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