From: Francine R [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:34 AM
To: lar(a)miltontrainworks.com; toolserver-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Toolserver-l] Windows toolserver
One thing to keep in mind though, though, is that almost all
of the .NET-based tools like AWB, Huggle, and such are
GUI-based - they'd be a bit awkward to run on a toolserver.
They _could_ be rewritten to run unattended/via the command
... but then they'd probably run unaltered on the
Linux toolserver already via Mono. :)
Absolutely. I'm *not* implying that we want to host Huggle there or AWB
there or whatever... very non starter technically (and very unnecessary,
they run fine as clients). I am merely saying there is a body of expertise
out there familiar with using .net to do wiki related things, that's all.
Talking to those authors (and people who have written plugins for them and
the like, or who have written .net extensions that make things easier, ala
how mediawiki.pm makes life easier for perl toolsmiths) about interest in a
windows toolserver might be a good thing to do...
Hobby mail: Lar at Miltontrainworks dot com