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
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!
on behalf of SMWCon Spring 2012 Organization Committee
Can anyone tell me exactly what I'm supposed to do with line 2. of this
set of instructions:
1. Download the extension and unpack it in the extensions directory.
2. Source GlobalUsage.sql: php maintenance/sql.php
Note: do this from the wiki installation where you want the GlobalUsage
data to be located. Typically this is your shared image repository.
Running update.php on that wiki will also create the table.
3. Edit LocalSettings.php and add to the bottom of the file:
require_once( "$IP/extensions/GlobalUsage/GlobalUsage.php" );
4. In LocalSettings, set $wgGlobalUsageDatabase to the identifier of the
wiki where the GlobalUsage data is located (usually the database name).
It should be something understandable to wfGetDB. Example:
$wgGlobalUsageDatabase = 'commonswiki';
At present, this can NOT be a database name of a wiki, but must be a
name given in a load balancer configuration: Manual:$wgLBFactoryConf, a
complex and largely undocumented configuration structure used by the WMF
and Wikia. For a normal mediawiki setup using multiple databases
configuring and maintaining this data structures implies significant
5. Run refreshGlobalimagelinks.php on all wikis in your farm. This will
take a long time. php extensions/GlobalUsage/refreshGlobalimagelinks.php
6. Visit Special:GlobalUsage and enjoy.
I do IT for a nonprofit that runs a specialized MediaWiki wiki for people with chronic pain. It's our main project, and we'd like to use CentralNotice on it because of several features that make it superior to SiteNotice for our use.
I've installed it and set up a test banner and a campaign. Interestingly, the test notice doesn't appear when you access a page via the short URL, but does appear when you access it through the long URL.
For example, the SiteNotice currently is set to display the phrase, "For testing purposes only: CentralNotice is working." You will only see that phrase if you navigate to the first of the following two links:
Theoretically, the above two URLs refer to the same resource.
We used the "Recommended how-to guide (setup used on Wikipedia)" method for setting up Short URLs. The key line, in httpd.conf, is Alias /ppd /home/ptpn/public_html/w/index.php
Many thanks for any help you can offer. We're very eager to get this set up.
http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Special:CentralNoticehttp://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Special:Version (v. 1.18. CentralNotice was installed from 1.18 version today)