I'm happy to announce the MediaWiki Developer Meet-Up will happen April 3.-5. in
Berlin, at the c-base. The event is for everyone who works on MediaWiki, writes
extensions, builds bots, writes scripts for the toolserver, or is otherwise
interested in the technical aspects of Wikimedia. We are happy that we can now
have the meet-up after our plans for 25C3 and FOSDEM failed. If you want to come
to the Developer Meetup, please sign up at
The event will take place in parallel to the Wikimedia Foundation's board
meeting and chapter meeting, so there will be a lot of Wikimedians in Berlin at
the time. We plan to have a party to bring everyone together and give an
opportunity for developers, board members and chapter people to mingle.
The meet-up will be a loose BacCamp-like event so topics and schedule are
largely up to you. The goal is to get to know new aspects of MediaWiki and
Wikimedia and to develop ideas on how we can make things even better. And of
course to have a lot of fun with wiki hackers from around the world!
Hi, I wonder anyone is using Adsense sharing software for Mediawiki. I am
thinking of implementing it so that I can encourage contributors to
contribute. At the moment, I have been practically a Lone Ranger for
slightly over a year.
Any input will be deeply appreciated.
I'm creating a wiki of software documentation and I would like to include
a link to the pdf of the user guide for people to print out. Most of the
user guides exceed the 2 MB maximum file size that the upload file dialog
states is the limit. How can I increase the allowed size of uploaded
I recently came across a very beautiful piece of software called
"Prince" (www.princexml.com). It is closed source and does transfer
html and other files to pdf - in an imho very beautiful fashion*. Some
samples can be found at http://princexml.com/samples/, including pdf
files generated from Wikipedia text. There is a free (as in beer)
evaulation copy of the software avialable for download, so you can try
out the sites yourself. With the help of the special css file
(http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2008/wikipedia/wiki2.css) written by
Håkon Wium Lie.
Håkon has written a text about this topic at
http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2009/wikipedia/infobox/, in which he
mentions some of the problems in the transformation effort. At the
bottom, there are currently three recommendations.
Before I open a feature request at bugzilla about this, I would like
to ask you about the feasibility of a tool that - in case no manual
class name is assigned -, template generated tables are given classes
and other information to the html text to help identify it, possibly
based on the name of the template or the parameter invoked in it.
* there are multiple ways to do so, including the open source
I just upgraded the OpenOffice.org Wiki from MW 1.11.0 to MW 1.13.3, and
I'm having a few minor issues. I'm hoping someone here can provide some
insight for me....
- The sub-page breadcrumbs are "missing". This Wiki makes fairly
heavy use of Sub-pages, and the breadcrumbs that we had in 1.11.0 we
quite nice. I can't figure out if this is an option we enabled in
1.11.0 or if it's just something that has changed since 1.11.0.
I have set $wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true; in
Is this only possible now through an extension? Or is it a setting
- The extension LabeledSectionTransclusion no longer works. I have
updated to the latest Trunk version, and also tried the download from
the SVN that is tagged for 1.13.x. The extension is enabled, and shows
in the Special:Version page, yet calls to the LST extension no longer
work. Is anyone else using this extension? Is it known to work (or not
work) with 1.13.3?
An example of the LST where it should be working is here:
The headings Administration Guide, BASIC Programmers Guide and
Developers Guide should have the book Table of Contents below each
heading - inserted via the LST functionality.
Clayton Cornell ccornell(a)openoffice.org
StarOffice - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Hamburg, Germany
Hi, I would like to put the <references /> tag inside Monobook.php as it is
a repetitive feature. When there is no references to reference, it is empty
by default and so is very versatile. I tried to put <references /> into
Monobook.php but it does not work. How do I call the cite.php file?
2009/1/16 David Lubkin <admin(a)unreasonable.com>
> I'm an ancient UNIX hand and I've been wrangling DBs for even
> longer, but am new to MediaWiki. So I know how to accomplish
> what I want to do, but not what ways go with the flow.
> I have content in other formats that I'm importing as articles and
> sections. The original authors of that content will be users in the
> wiki. I want the author in the MW database for an edit I'm importing
> to be the original author, not the sysop, a bot, or 0.
> Occasionally, I may need to edit as someone else, e.g., so that
> ~~~~ expands to them, not me.
I'm a MW beginner as well, but AFAIK the ~~~~ is converted to text upon
save, so you could just enter the actual result-text immediately as well (if
you know the author, you can also know the user name/nickname that replaces
@@ // \\ "De Chelonian Mobile"
(_,\/ \_/ \ TortoiseSVN
\ \_/_\_/> The coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control
/_/ \_\ http://tortoisesvn.net
So you want to run a top-10 web site? Now's your chance...
We're now hiring for a full-time system administrator to help monitor,
maintain, and document the 400+ Linux/Unix servers that operate
Wikipedia and its sister projects. This position will be based at our
San Francisco headquarters, but will work closely with our remote staff
Currently, system administration tasks are spread over our other tech
staff and volunteers, who have to split their time with software
development, data center management, and network planning. A full-time
system administrator will let us be more responsive to site issues when
they happen, and more importantly be more proactive about planning for
and averting problems before they affect the folks back home.
We've got operating systems to upgrade, configurations to document,
software installations to automate, and a lot of service data that needs
to be monitored and digested... if you think you've got the chops for
it, send us your CV by the end of January!
-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
CTO, Wikimedia Foundation