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From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 19:57:21 -0400
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Hi-

Many of you have wondered what happened to the SVG-Wiki. For those that
don't know of it, the SVG-Wiki was started several years ago by Niklas
Gustavsson, a talented developer, who passed it into the hands of
www.svg.org. It was populated and corrected by many in this community as a
central resource for SVG knowledge.

Unfortunately, it became the target for unscrupulous spammers, who would
nightly replace the content with (mostly Chinese) advertisements and links.
Despite the best efforts of many dedicated antispammers, the load became too
great, and the wiki had to be taken down.

I took on the task of restoring and securing the wiki a few months ago, but
work pressures prevented me from following through promptly. I passed it on
to other volunteers, but the format of the archives proved to be a barrier,
as did the lack of a current installation. 

However, recognizing the need for this great resource (and with some gentle
prodding by others to remind me), I came back to the task, and hope to
restore the wiki to its glory days. I'm doing a mostly by-hand restoration
of the structure and content into a more secure (I hope!) MediaWiki
installation. You can view it at its temporary home at:

http://svg-whiz.com/wiki/

When it is once again stable and useful, it will go back to living at
svg.org (though I may mirror it). Currently, I've restored about 1/2 to 2/3
of the content.

However, I've noticed that much of the old content is out of date! It
doesn't take into account FireFox, or many of the (hopefully) upcoming
features of SVG 1.2 or sXBL. Also, it suffers from poor organization, which
I'm trying to amend a bit (without being too obtrusive).

So, I'm looking for volunteers to help with the restoration and revision of
the SVG-Wiki. I hated to do it, but I made the wiki account-only. If you
want to help out, I will have to make you an account. I will also make the
raw archives available on request.


Regards-
Doug

doug . schepers  @ vectoreal.com
www.vectoreal.com ...for scalable solutions.
 
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