Basically, I needed a few things to happen before I could spend much
time on archives:
1) have the current dump system be reliable enough to just nudge it once
in awhile instead of having it eat all my time
2) have a secondary host with at least the current dumps copied off to
it regularly, in case we have hardware or other issues.
Luckily we now have both. And I'm working with a couple other mirror
sites that I hope will come on line this month.
Having said that, we do want to push historical content to the archive
too; that's going to be another of my projects.
Images... now that's another topic. Please stay tuned to this space
(also have a sneak peak at
Στις 09-02-2012, ημέρα Πεμ, και ώρα 17:06 +0100, ο/η burslem έγραψε:
It's amazing there are already so many years
available for download.
Especially the larger zips must have been somewhat time-consuming to
compile! It would be great if 2008 or pre-2006 packages become
available in the near future. It is a really interesting development
to see http://dumps.wikimedia.org
being interested in not only
compiling large current packaged databases of various wikis, but also
more historic content. In the past, the Internet Archive was the sole
distributor of older (also historic) wiki packages.
Eventually in the far future, there will have to be some sort of
viable mechanism for cloning all the images stored on wikimedia,
though as for now the Picture of the Year packages are very
interesting for those more interested in the pretty images of
wikipedia. The POTY images also make great wallpaper packs!
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