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?
Sorry about bugging the list about it, but can anyone please explain
the reason for not enabling the Interlanguage extension?
See bug 15607 -
I believe that enabling it will be very beneficial for many projects
and many people expressed their support of it. I am not saying that
there are no reasons to not enable it; maybe there is a good reason,
but i don't understand it. I also understand that there are many other
unsolved bugs, but this one seems to have a ready and rather simple
I am only sending it to raise the problem. If you know the answer, you
may comment at the bug page.
Thanks in advance.
Amir Elisha Aharoni
heb: http://haharoni.wordpress.com | eng: http://aharoni.wordpress.com
cat: http://aprenent.wordpress.com | rus: http://amire80.livejournal.com
"We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace." - T. Moore
On 10/26/09 10:05 AM, Siebrand Mazeland wrote:
> P: I would like to try and make a proposal with other CMS projects (like
> Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, Wordpress, etc.) for a dev room. Reason for not
> applying for a "MediaWiki dev room' is that I expect that this will not be
> honored because it has too tight a scope. I spoke to one of the people of the
> program committee last year, and I was advised to find a broader scope.
> Alternatively we could request a dev room with other wiki engines (tikiwiki,
> docuwiki, etc.). Personally I have no preference on which projects we would
> cooperate with, just as long as we will make a proposal that will get us the
> best chance to have a presence at FOSDEM 2010. Open to suggestions...
There's been some talk on trying to pair with OpenStreetMaps as well;
has anybody attempted to contact any partner yet?
The FlaggedRevs lab site mysteriously got better, which makes me
nervous. To counteract that, I'd like to put together some basic smoke
and load tests. My plan is to do that on Amazon's cloud infrastructure.
A few questions:
1. Does anybody have an AMI (basically, a virtual machine config)
that's already like WMF production servers?
2. If not, is there something like a Puppet config that I can use to
help build the AMI?
3. What's the best way for me to find out details on production
server configs? I see the info in Special:Version, but I'm
wondering a) where to find those packages, and b) if there are
other requirements (e.g., particular kernel versions, supporting
Once I get the AMI working, I'll post details here so others can easily
spin up pseudo-production boxes.
I'm totally new to this list, so please pardon me if it's the wrong
place to discuss my idea and please point me to a more suitable list.
Today, while reading my morning load of news I've come across a
Wikipedia article with some embedded LaTeX formulae, used within a
table. The table header on that page has background of a distinct
color which makes formula images look ugly. Sorry, the article is in
Russian and I didn't find an English counterpart to demonstrate the
issue, but by looking at the table you should get the idea.
My first thought was "What if we could eliminate that white background
in favor of alpha channel?" Then it will look equally well no matter
what background it is put.
As I have some experience with PNG images and alpha channel stuff,
I've wrote this simple half-page program (attached) in C++ to
transform any grayscale PNG image containing black-on-white text to
image with alpha channel added, so it display nicely on any background
(except black :). The program uses PNG++, a C++ wrapper library
A mockup of what it'll look like if we replace currently used formula
image in the table header, with an image transformed by my program is
attached as well. I think that visual improvement is immediately
Now, thanks for your patience if you read till here. :) I'd like to
know if there any drawbacks to the proposed approach? Was it by
design that white background is preserved, if so why and can this be
Note: scroll down one page to see the table
 It needs to be tested with IE6, as it is well known for problems
with transparent PNGs.
JS2 has been demerged out of trunk and into the js2-work branch, so
that we can start making some progress again towards the release of
1.16, and the deployment of the current trunk to Wikimedia.
The relevant code is not ready for beta testing, the problems with it
are plain to see on code review. That's why I'm not comfortable with
the idea of promoting it as a core component at this stage.
It's been merged since July (r53282), but there's been very little
work on it by anyone other than Michael and I. So I don't think the
merge has had the desired effect of bringing it to the attention of a
wider developer community.
-- Tim Starling