I recently set up a MediaWiki (http://server.bluewatersys.com/w90n740/)
and I need to extra the content from it and convert it into LaTeX
syntax for printed documentation. I have googled for a suitable OSS
solution but nothing was apparent.
I would prefer a script written in Python, but any recommendations
would be very welcome.
Do you know of anything suitable?
I have just joined, I am from mumbai, india. I would like to get the
articles translated in marathi, my mother tongue. Looking at the effort
and no of volunteers, this will not be usable in any reasonable amount
That has made me think of alternatives - machine translation. A state
funded institute has a software available but I don't have access to it
Pl. comment about this approach. Has this been tried for any other
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As wikipedia is slow at the busy time, I propose to get some new servers for our cluster.
- Some new web servers(3 or 4), P4 2,8Ghz with 2Go of RAM
- A server which could be a backup for nfs server, zwinger, with bigger disk, 80Go is very low, maybe 200 or 250Go
- Upgrading disk of zwinger to 200 or 250Go (or add a new one)
- A db server in 64 bits mode with 4Go of RAM (if we cant make working geoffrin), like this one :
With raid 10 disk system, 4 or 6 drives in raid and 1 stand-by. I prefer 15000rpm disk, but I can understand that they are more expensive
- Maybe another squid server
What do you think of that ?
Hi, I am new to using MedaWiki, and when I try to make a sysop from this
I get the following text:
"Error: could not submit form
This form is used by bureaucrats to turn ordinary users into
administrators. Type the name of the user in the box and press the
button to make the user an administrator
*User "Bob" could not be made into a sysop. (Did you enter the name
I am using MySQL and phpMyAdmin if that helps any. Runs fine for me
except for this problem. Thanks.
I've noticed increasing levels of vandalism via anonymizing proxies. We
turned off the automatic proxy-scanning some time ago because of
complaints by the clue-deficient who saw this as potential attacks.
However, it might be a good idea to do the following:
* whenever an admin _blocks_ a user, the IP they were editing from
should be automatically proxy-scanned, and blocked indefinitely if it is
an open proxy (_in addition to_ the username/IP block that would have
By restricting proxy scans to proven vandals, this will reduce the rate
of proxy scans to a few dozen a day (from tens of thousands before), and
result in a proportionately trivial level of complaints which can safely
be auto-replied or ignored. It will also allow the reply to be very
clear: "we detected abuse from your user, verified that it was coming
from an unsecured proxy on your network, and took appropriate action".
99% of the code for this already exists, so it should be trivial to put
in place -- however, I'm aware that our heroic developers are somewhat
MediaWiki 1.3.9 and 1.4beta4 are very slow and uses too many CPU cycles and
memory compared to other wikis. The database schema, as I see it, seems to be
inefficient. Are there any changes planned for 1.4 final to increase
It is a feature suggestion. I also submitted it through Mediazilla (#1265).
It would be useful for the wiki contributor to have a RSS feed, containing fresh information about articles from his/her watch list.
The relevant URL for this kind of feed should be composed of two parts:
(1) first part is user specific and may looks like this:
(2) second part is a randomly generated string and is here to protect
user's privacy, which does not change (it can, however, be changed
at the user's request).
The whole link to RSS feed will only be available to the user on the user's page _after_ authentication and may be placed under "Preferences" or inside "Navigation block" (latter is better, I think).
This way the user will receive fresh information about his/her watched articles through the RSS feed, while keeping his/her watch list private.
P.S. Please, CC me, I am not on the list (yet).
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I'm using Mediawiki 1.3.9 to run a personal wiki, and I've disabled anonymous
editing. However, there are a couple articles which I'd like to allow users who
are not logged in to edit. Is this possible and if so how could I accomplish it?