Friday, December 17, 2010

mediawiki (FOSS.IN miniconf)

Today I attended a miniconf on mediawiki that took place on the sidelines of FOSS.IN. It was a very interesting talk by Erik Moeller. During the talk Erik kept making notes using etherpad ( I have copied them below. It was really amazing to know about the kind of effort that goes into making these things happen (which sadly the user community, that includes me, takes for granted). It was also nice to know about a bunch of allied technologies and a number of new enhancements that are coming to mediawiki. I was really fascinated by the new enhanced editor and I downloaded and installed the svn trunk when the talk was on to get a feel of the interface. I will be soon upgrading the wiki at office.

Mediawiki Workshop 2010                                     
Erik Moeller           
FOSS.IN 2010             

Manual about how to write a MediaWiki extension:
Subversion check-out instructions:
Wikimedia configuration files for MediaWiki: 
Wikipedia's configurations:  
IRC: #mediawiki #wikimedia-tech DBPedia - extract info from Wikipedia

SPARQL - RDF extraction for DBPedia Semantic Media Wiki - semantic storage for MediaWiki
example:bases wiki  Info about non-judicial grievance mechanisms Wikimedia Subversion  Repository

how to enable the new toolbar of wikipedia in my mediawiki? WikiEditor extension is the answer and it works if we change the user preference.

browser toolbar: Go to click add to Firefox and then after 5 secs.addon is installed.   : old theme of wikipedia (new version: Vector) -wysiwyg ediing   : the sarcastic wikipedia

View Your Mind - a better alternative for mind mapping than freemind perhaps  -- Biographies Guidelines conducts research on user interaction  - Mobile version a conversion utility where articles may be easily converted into indic languages an open source map( edit and contribute :) ) - localizatioin translation communities, language communities, and free and open source projects.  alternate to google analytics

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