I'm sorry a lot of these have been held up for a while; we've been
mainly working on stabilizing the wikis under the new server setup and
preparing to put out a new release of the MediaWiki software with all
the latest fixes and features -- for which of course we'll want the
latest language files included.
My old todo list page has gotten rather unwieldy and out of date, I'm
afraid, and it's hard to tell what's been done, what hasn't, etc. It
would be a big help if people could put the relevant information onto
these new wiki pages (currently empty):
All the suggestions for native language names that have been posted
Please link to the exact wiki page that contains the updated file, or
attach an update and send it to this list and say which was sent.
If possible, please compare against the version of the file in CVS:
ensure that anything that got updated separately in CVS is also in your
Any other bugs or problems that are specific to one of the
languages/wikis: missing or corrupted messages, logo updates, sysops,
Hopefully we can get these things cleared up in the next few days...
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
I was doing a little bit of fiddling around with my site's layout this
evening, and I had an idea that someone more involved in the MediaWiki
development might be interested -- a couple of little "powered by"
badges that people can add to their site layout to show their support
for this excellent software.
I've quickly tossed together some ideas based on a couple of images I
"borrowed" from the MediaWiki SourceForge page -- they're just a rough
idea, so if anyone wants to develop the idea further, they're welcome
to it. I can pass on the original Fireworks .png files, though it
might be better to use the original source files, 'specially since I
don't have the exact font used for the word "MediaWiki" and had to
approximate to create the "Powered By" part.
Let me know what you think!
it's very arguable what exactly is meant by "more professional".
Generally speaking, speed is MySQL's forte, and is also what MediaWiki
has a great need for (particularly with Wikipedia). The magazine
articles you've read were probably referring to some of the more
"enterprise" features (MySQL for a long time did not support
transactions, and replication was dubious at best) which MediaWiki
doesn't really need. I don't personally think there is much benefit in
letting the code use Postgres, but if you're willing to put in the
effort - hey, great, send a patch.
As for the MediaWiki table structure, while I'm sure we can help with
problems you might encounter, it might be easier for you to install,
temporarily, MySQL on one of your machines. MySQL binaries are available
for a slew of operating systems and architectures, so it shouldn't take
>>> Bernhard.Naegele(a)t-online.de 03/27/04 12:02 PM >>>
In every article about Open Databases I read, that Postgres is a more
professional database than MySQL, so I wonder that there is no interrest
in suporting also Postgresql, or is there also interrest?
However, I have a running Postgres database and I want to run also a
Wiki. The question for me is now if I should take PHPWiki which has
support or if I should spend some time in enhancing MediaWiki.
At the moment, it seams that MediaWiki has more interesting features
So my first question: Was there a demand for Postgres in the past?
Second: Is there anyone who can suport me if I have some question about
(table-structure of MediaWiki) support of MediaWiki? I don't want to
also MySQL on some of my computers......
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Would it be possible to change the title of the main page from "Main Page
Wikipedia" to "Main Page - Wikipedia free encyclopedia" ?
Although the english wikipedia comes to top when you search google for
"free encyclopedia" , the french wikipedia doesn't appear in the top 10
list when searching for "encyclopédie gratuite" cause other pages got this
in their title .
It will certainly get us new comers once google update its cache ;)
: google.com search for "free encyclopedia":
: google.fr search for "encyclopédie gratuite":
L'encyclopédie gratuite et libre.
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My article about MediaWiki for the German Linux-Magazin has now been
translated into English:
Keep in mind that the pre-final of this article was finished on Jan 22. I
sent them a few updates but it doesn't describe the in-place installer
yet. Nevertheless the installation procedure as described should still
The new [[m:Developer]] page talk about people initially contributing
patches here on the mailing list and only after some time being given
I don't consider myself up-to-speed enough in PHP to contribute actual
code, but I would like to help in documenting what's there.
What would be an appropriate forum for posting proposed comments?
I will add a count for other edits.
But not right now.
First I am upgrading EasyTimeline to support clickable maps.
Eloquence suggested he could accomodate those, which would be great.
Then I will prepare the TomeRaider script for TR 3 which will support
does the contributions count on this page:
only include contributions in the article namespace or something? I'm
listed as having 6796 contributions, but according to
Special:Contributions, I have many more.
Nobody on #wikipedia seemed to know, so I'm asking here.