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Re: [Fwd: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki]

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:46:24 +0200
Message-ID: <4694C310.6000602@cs.vu.nl>
To: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Michael,

Thanks for the quick feedback. I will collect the comments and will sent these as one WG response to Olivier. 

Guus


Hausenblas, Michael wrote:
> Guus,
> 
> My 2c:
> 
> 1. Regarding security issues: It seems MediaWiki is now
> catching up [1], hence this might not be an obstacle.
> Anyway I'd like to know if the MediaWiki engine allows
> for the same granularity w.r.t. ACL as MoinMoin does.
> 
> 2. Regarding RDF-in-HTML: I'd like to be able to use my RDFa
>  - e.g. with a macro ala SafeHTML() - directly ... any hints?
> 
> 3. How about single sign-on? For example in case I participate
> in several, say, WGs, IGs, and XGs ... do I need to again create
> accounts for each group (as in the current MoinMoin setup)?
> 
> Cheers,
> 	Michael
> 
> [1] http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/MediaWiki+MoinMoin
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>  Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
>  Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
>  JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
>   
>  http://www.joanneum.at/iis/
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>  
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-swd-wg-request@w3.org 
>> [mailto:public-swd-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Guus Schreiber
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:41 AM
>> To: SWD WG
>> Subject: [Fwd: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki]
>>
>>
>> Any objections from this group on migrating the Wiki platform?
>> Guus
>>
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki
>> Resent-Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 01:26:17 +0000
>> Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
>> Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:26:27 +0900
>> From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
>> To: chairs@w3.org
>>
>>
>> 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,
>> -- 
>> olivier
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>

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