Axel Thimm and Fedora Release Engineering,
I'm looking for the person in charge of packaging MediaWiki for Fedora.
From the recent changelog, it looks like Axel is that person.
I'd like to start working with you to get the MediaWiki 1.19 series
packaged for Fedora and use that as a basis for working with other
Even though MW 1.20 is about to be released, I'd like to use 1.19 so
that we can make it an LTS release and collaborate on supporting it.
We (a group of MediaWiki developers, especially Platonides) have been
working with the Debian developers to get 1.19 into Wheezy and have been
able to help them resolve some issues more quickly because of our
familiarity with MediaWiki.
I hope that you'll see the mutual benefit that could come from
collaborating on MediaWiki packaging.
What do we need to do to get the process started?
Any time you have "one overriding idea", and push your idea as a
superior ideology, you're going to be wrong. ... The fact is,
reality is complicated -- Linus Torvalds <http://hexm.de/mc>
Sorry, I didn't have much time to work on packaging in the last weeks; so I'm a little bit un-informed at the moment.
I'd like to tell you what I have developed for the OpenSUSE mediawiki packages in the last years. You can find the resources in
1) I have split off the texvc project to a seperated, arch-dependend project
2) The whole installation of mediawiki is LSB compliant. The installation's base is in /usr/share/mediawiki.
To add new instances of mediawiki, there is the script "makealias.sh" which creates a default installation in
during RPM creation. The script can also be called manually (it's located in /usr/share/mediawiki/admintools) to create instances of that kind in different locations.
An Apache configuration is created on the fly, each instance is added in /etc/mediawiki-installations
3) The script /usr/share/mediawiki/admintools/update.sh is executed after each update and corrects symlinks and updates the different mediawiki instances.
All that files including a readme file can be found on the first location above. There is also the current spec file which does e.g. some file deletions as already mentioned in the mailing-list.
It would be great to co-operate with you to create nice packages for all opensource systems...
Weberhofer GmbH, Austria, Vienna
Just quick note that, as announced in August
translatewiki.net yesterday dropped support for about 260
People still using code from SVN will no longer have the localisation
updates they might expect.
If you need or care about one of them and the respective localisation,
you should get in contact with its developer(s) (or become one) so that
it's migrated to
Most or all of them need some tender loving care anyway.
The list of removed message groups is in
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/26045/ and reproduced below for your
Sorry for the crossposting,
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