On 14 August 2011 13:46, Krinkle <krinklemail(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The thread is about one of the following:
* .. the ability to clone a MediaWiki install and upload it to your own domain
to continue making edits, writing articles etc.
* .. getting better dumps of Wikimedia wikis in particular (ie. Wikipedia)
* .. being able to install MediaWiki easier or even online (like new wikis on
* .. making it easy for developers to fork the MediaWiki source code repository.
I was thinking of content and community forks specifically.
MediaWiki is ridiculously easy to set up and install. Setting up a
copy to fully function like Wikipedia is somewhat more difficult.
Forking the MediaWiki codebase is not hard, but probably not a good
idea. (The two cases I can think of are Citizendium and Wikia, and
both now work with and on the mainline and put their local stuff in an