[MediaWiki-l] Mediawiki and Calendaring

Robert Vogel vogel at hallowelt.com
Mon Feb 27 06:57:42 UTC 2017

Hello Hans,

have a look at Semantic MediaWiki [1] and Semantic Result Formats
[2][3]. In combination with Page Forms [4][5] (to provide a firendly
user interface when creating/editing events) and Lockdown [6] extension
you should have some options to work with. As mentioned by others,
LdapAuthentication extension will also be required.

You can use different namespaces to handle different calendars and
control (write) access. And then use queries to display them all
together or seperately. Unfortunately with Lockdown/Semantic MediaWiki
you will only be able to resrict edit permissions. Proper restriction
of read permissions is not that easy.

[1] https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Introduction_to_Semant
[2] https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_Result_F
[3] https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Eventcalendar_format
[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Page_Forms
[5] https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Demo:Event_calendar/Create_
[6] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Lockdown


On Sa, 2017-02-25 at 11:08 +0100, Hans van den Heuvel wrote:
> Hi list,
> Newbie alert  !!
> I have a question about MediaWiki and calendaring integration and
> hope 
> this is the correct list to ask ?
> I work in a technical support organization where we do use MediaWiki
> to 
> share information between peers globally. Due to progressing 
> requirements, I would like to integrate a calendar within our
> MediaWiki 
> because of it's flexibility and ease of use for everyone.
> I have the following requirements :
> - LDAP user integration.
>    [1] Maintain wiki rights for LDAP users,
>    [2] Restrict calendar rights and maintain the ability to track 
> changes and to revert when needed.
> - No external access.
>    We do not want to rely on external sites as for example Google
> for 
> both security and privacy concerns.
> - Support multiple calendars
>    We need the ability to add multiple calendars to the same wiki in 
> order accommodate different needs for different teams.
> - Event display
>    Calendar should display an appropriate event field with possibly 
> additional detail.
> I have looked at some Calendar extensions but not yet found what I
> am 
> looking for.
> Are there any MediaWiki Calendar extensions that people here use in 
> similar fashion and/or perhaps can recommend, or have people here
> built 
> customized wiki-integrated solutions  for this type of use ?
> The consensus could also be we need to look at alternative and
> perhaps 
> more 'heavy-weight' solutions for this task.
> Just looking for ideas here, and appreciate your thoughts and
> insights, 
> since a MediaWIki solution would be preferred.
> Best regards
> Hans
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