Dear list members,
I am pleased to announce the release of WP-MIRROR 0.6.
The main design objective was this: PERFORMANCE. WP-MIRROR 0.6 now
builds the `enwiki' (which is the most demanding case) with 80% less
time and 75% less memory than v0.5.
Feature: One new feature was added. WP-MIRROR 0.6 can now mirror
wikis from most other WMF projects (e.g. wikibooks, wiktionary, etc).
Reliability: Downloads are now performed with the aid of `wget' which
has an automatic restart feature. This virtually eliminates the
problem of partial downloads.
Images: WP-MIRROR 0.6 makes use of image dump tarballs found at
<http://ftpmirror.your.org/>. WP-MIRROR 0.6 then does a thorough job
of identifying image files missing from the tarballs, and downloads
them efficiently using HTTP/1.1 persistent connections.
Packaging: The DEB package for WP-MIRROR 0.6 should work
`out-of-the-box' with no user configuration for the following
o Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy)
o Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal)
Virtual Hosts: Browsing of mirrored wikis is done via virtual hosts
with names like <http://simple.wikipedia.site/> and
<http://simple.wiktionary.site/>. Simply take the URL that WMF
offers, and replace `.org' with `.site'.
Project Home Page: <http://www.nongnu.org/wp-mirror/> has been updated.
Feedback is welcome.
Dr. Kent L. Miller