My dear MediaWiki and Semantic Wiki folks,
Just a reminder that SMWCon Spring 2012 will start on Wednesday 4/24 at
9am (Pacific Daylight Time, GMT-7) , kicking off with tutorials and a
first-ever editithon, then 2 full-day conference, all with gourmet meals,
and fun social activities, including the use of gym, saline pool and
executive lockers in the conference venue. If you're attending in person,
good for you; otherwise, you can still participate remotely.
We will try to do live broadcasting with WebEx tomorrow - the first time
for SMWCon, we sure hope the bandwidth is good enough. Please feel free to
join our webinar sessions as listed in each presentation. In case you
missed the live action, we'll also record video anyway for later watch -
and will upload within a day or two.
Of course, you can always participate via the IRC channel (general SMW IRC
channel #semantic-mediawiki <irc://irc.freenode.net/semantic-mediawiki> or
this webchat interface<http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=semantic-mediawiki&uio=d4>
.), and Twitter (#smwcon <https://twitter.com/#!/search/smwcon>).
Come to join us at TriCity Wellness Center, to share knowledge and play
On behalf of SMWCon Spring 2012 Organization Committee
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Jesse Wang <wjxhome(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> We've been busy preparing our SMWCon Spring 2012 Conference, whose live
> site is at http://smwcon.projecthalo.com/ now; please check it out, it's
> based on Semantic MediaWiki!
> We also just set up the formal registration at
> http://scs12.eventbrite.com/ so please register when you get a chance.
> You may also want to go to
> http://smwcon.projecthalo.com/index.php/Register_Now to register for the
> wiki and create a profile to be part of "the Data" to play with :)
> This SMWCon Spring 2012 offers you great opportunity to learn,
> communicate, and socialize, at really low cost, thanks to our sponsor
> ai-one; if you're a student, you can even save money attending the
> conference than eating out;)
> Please check out the Keynote Talks, and Breakfast for Business event which
> is free to all (no registration required), and all social events, or even
> propose your own, such as "Talk about social web around (or in) the pool;).
> For people who found themselves already have an account created (but not
> getting an email, please email me for your password, sorry we had an email
> server issue earlier).
> Thanks a lot and we're looking forward to seeing you at SMWCon Spring 2012
> on April 25-27, in Carlsbad, California!
> Jesse Wang
> on behalf of SMWCon Spring 2012 Organization Committee
Currently I'm working on a wiki site (of course based on media wiki). My
boss's requirement is creating a MFC dialog like input tool for him to
add formatted information to the site. E.g. adding a publication, there
will be place for adding title, author, time, location and other misc.
information on each widget.
It's an easy job if I can load my php code to the server, unfortunately
I cannot. The IT department only allows me to edit via the wiki
interface but not access the server side. The best they can do is that
they will install standard wiki extension for me. Then I googled online
and found semantic form extension and simpleform extension. Again,
unfortunately, the latter one is out of update, which is considered as
"unsafe" component to the IT department and the former requires a
semantic mediawiki site installed which, they don't want to reinstall. I
got my hand cuffed here. Please, anyone who gives a comment or
suggestion is deeply appreciated.
Zichen "Frank" Xu
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Ohio State University
I'm puzzling over why our internal wiki is running so slow. I started a
couple of weeks ago typically a page that would have taken a few seconds
to load now can take up to 40 seconds.
I'm at a loss to identify anything on the LAN that might have affected
The wiki is running on a windows 2003 server running IIS and PHP. I have
upgraded the wiki to 1.18.2 no difference. I have tried separate
connections to the MySQL database it uses on our MySQL box and they run
with no lag. I have moved the install to a local Linux box and also
tried a fresh install connecting back to the MySQL Database. Nothing
makes any difference. Can anyone suggest how I trouble shoot this?
Tom Roche Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:39:42 -0400
> I have several long pages on a governmental MediaWiki that [...] I'd
> like to turn into "real slides." Unfortunately the admins of that MW
> are notoriously savage, so my chances of getting something installed
> on the wiki instance, e.g. the mw-slidy extension
> , are negligible (though I'll ask).
I asked, and they said they would "put this extension through our
security review." Is there anything they should be told about
installing or configuring mw-slidy?
TIA, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche(a)pobox.com>
He instalado la versión de MediaWiki 1.18.1, PHP 5.3.10 y MySQL, sobre
Windows 8 Server pero como necesito crear documentos pdf he instalado y
configurado la extensión Wiki2Latex pero no me funciona, al momento de dar
clic en LaTex/PDF para descargar la pagina como PDF me nuestra Error HTTP
500 que no se puede mostrar la pagina, en la barra de direcciones no sabe
qué hacer con esta acción
Qué necesito configurar para que me aparezca la pagina? O qué necesito
instalar? A que se debe que no funcione?
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We cannot get thumbnails rendered for media file names that contain a
plus sign (+). The error we see is: "Error generating thumbnail - The
source file for the specified thumbnail does not exist." (but the
original file is there).
We found a web discussion of the problem, but without an solution. We
are using an Apache’s rewrite to process thumbs upon usage (rather
than at page saving time). Is this the culprit? The WMF/Commons have
solved it, but we cannot find a copy of the Apache rewrite WMF is
using (and the problem may be elsewhere anyways).
Has anyone encountered this problem and solved it?
Example Thumbnails that do not render:
(fetched from commons)
Our mediwiki $wgIllegalFileChars setting includes ":" and "&", no "+"
We use a debian 6 server with standard php, apache2, mysql and mediawiki 1.18.1.
Your help is much appreciated!
Andreas and Gregor
Dr. G. Hagedorn
+49-(0)30-8304 2220 (work)
+49-(0)30-831 5785 (private)
We have some extensions that used the deprecated linking methods from skin objects. I've changed these to use Linker::LinkKnown for 1.18+, but now they don't work with 1.17 or below. Is there a recommended code practice that works for both?
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, TX 77843-2128
I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon. It's 1-3 June and
registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with
hotel/hostel, just mention it in the registration form.
This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical
community. We'll be hacking, designing, and socialising, primarily
talking about Gadgets, the switch to Lua, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.
Our goals for the event are to bring 100-150 people together, with
lots of people who have not attended such events before. User
scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile,
structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we
want you to come!
Thanks to Wikimedia Germany for hosting and coordinating this event.
(Venue still to be determined.)
Volunteer Development Coordinator