I am happy to announce the immediate release of SubPageList 1.0.
This release packs a ton of improvements over the last one, which was
almost two years ago. Particular attention has been paid to making the
extension more maintainable, solid and flexible. The documentation has also
been updated and now includes descriptions for all supported parameters.
Installation and usage instructions can be found via the README:
Jeroen De Dauw
Don't panic. Don't be evil. ~=[,,_,,]:3
I would like to display images in tables, similar to <gallery> but I
want the images to be in a table across the width of the page.
Specifically, I want two columns of images that span the entire width of
the page, with each image taking 50% (or slightly less if borders are
used) of the available page width.
I've tried various combinations of style and such and they all seem to
Is there a way to display images relative to the width of the page? or
fitted inside tables?
does not work.
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As the title say, I just installed mediawiki 1.21.2 on a remotely hosted
VPS server. I got everything set up using the putty software, and the
remote server is a Debian 'squeeze' system, where I do have 'root' level
access & can install what ever i need. First rattle out of the bag the
mediawiki fired up in my browser and asked for me to complete the
installation, as I expected. However when I clicked on the link to
'complete the installation' nothing happened. I tried a chown -R to
www-data for the entire wiki, but that made no difference. a test of
php5 shows all OK as well as does the apache server it's running on.
This is my first ever attempt to manage a wiki remotely, so any tips are
appreciated. I just don't have a clue why this did'nt work.
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Subject: Officially supported MediaWiki hosting service?
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:11:16 -0700
From: Brion Vibber <bvibber(a)wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia-tech list <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Question for the group:
Would an officially supported general-purpose MediaWiki hosting service be
useful to people who would like to run wikis, but don't have the time,
expertise, or resources to maintain their own installation?
If so, what can we (as interested parties in MediaWiki development and use)
do to make this happen?
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> From: Daniel Renfro <drenfro(a)vistaprint.com>
> At Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com), we have an extensive internal wiki, and over the last six years, my team has built 50+ custom MediaWiki extensions. I'm happy to announce that we are starting to release these extensions as open source.
Wonderful! Thank you (and Vistaprint) for doing this!
I look forward to announcements as they roll out, and I'm watching the category page.
Personally, I've been looking for a nice charting/graphing extension that can query MySQL tables. Almost wrote one several times, but real work got in the way...
:::: It's hard to believe in miracles when the miracle workers have to put down their magic wands and reach for an old-fashioned snow shovel. -- Hal Borland
:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::
Did anybody succeed at running the MediaWiki PHPUnit Unit tests from
Eclipse (with PDT)?
I have succeded in running them from the commandline, but in order to
get quicker (and automatic) response on errors, I wanted to have the
test run automatically on every file save.
For Eclipse (with PHP development tools) there is the MakeGood Eclipse
plugin , which does this, but since the MediaWiki tests have to be
run from the phpunit.php file shipped with MediaWiki, I haven't yet
figured out a way to make MakeGood run them that way. Didn't even find
anything about this by googling.
Anybody using Eclipse, and got this working?
I have a backup of the files and the sql-db of an old MediaWiki (1.9.3)
from 2007. I want to revive this wiki completely with the current
What is the easiest/fastest way to import this old data in a new
I thought about 2 ways:
1. Try to restore the complete old MediaWiki and upgrade that one (step
by step, if necessary). But this is difficult, because I would need old
version of PHP etc...
2. Import and Update only the data directly to the new Version. But I
don't know if this is possible and what tools I could use...
Do you have any ideas or experience in getting such an old Wiki back on
Thanks & Cheers,
I'm not sure this is a problem in the server or in MediaWiki.
I have an extension which calls a bash script with wfShellExec. The
bash file consists essentially of
The touch'es are just to see if the bash file is run. And indeed it's.
However, neither .dvi nor .log files are created (which are the result
of running latex). However, when running the script from the
command line everything is ok.
This extension is based on WikiTeX.php, and the lines calling the
$cmd = wfEscapeShellArg( $wfTexConvert, $tempName, $dpi, "$storedir/$hash"
wfProfileIn( "TeX-shellexec" );
$convtext = trim( wfShellExec( $cmd ) );
wfProfileOut( "TeX-shellexec" );
Any ideas about what's wrong? Perhaps some permission not set?
By the way, TeX is TeXLive2012, installed separately, and the site is
Javier Bezos López
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I'm using 1.21 but I'm using an external db to authenticate users using an
extended class of AuthPlugin. The only problem is that I need our userid's
to match up with MediaWiki's mId. At the moment on every API call that
returns mId I have to do a query to external_user table which is the map
for mId -> userid. This isn't practical to do and adds more overhead than
is necessary. What's even worse is that the extenal_user table is
completely removed in 1.22 in this commit:
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/54900/3 I emailed Chad asking what
options I have, he didn't know and directed me here.
Is there a way to override the User object? I see that there's an
AuthPluginUser in the AuthPlugin.php but there's no documentation as to
actually what this is, or does. I'm assuming this isn't what I need because
there's instances where the User class is called statically.
Alternatively is there a way to override the mId upon user creation so that
I can use our userid for mId? Assuming I can just remove the AUTO_INCREMENT
on the user table to get this to work. I've tried modifying updateUser to
set mId but then function calls like $wgUser->getEdittoken() will return an
Invalid Token, which is understandable. I could just edit User.php but I'd
rather not as it'd make upgrading more tedious to do.
Pretty much the only reason I need to do this is because our usernames
don't follow the same standards that MediaWiki enforces, eg: Names don't
have to start with a capital, and can contain spaces. But having our
userid's available in API calls would be more beneficial.
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