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Fate of the Wiki

edited 2006 Jan 28 in Developers
<i>This post was originally made by <b>skyjake</b> on the dengDevs blog. It was posted under the category: Documentation.</i>

The Doomsday Engine Wiki (DEW) is intended to be the primary documentation resource for the Doomsday Engine. It was located here at deng.sf.net, but was taken down a couple of months ago due to issues with TWiki and the SourceForge web hosting policies. At the moment the wiki is not available anywhere. There was talk of switching over to MediaWiki, though. Can anyone comment on what is the current status of this?

A <a href="http://idisk.mac.com/skyjake/Public/wiki-2005-09-01.tar.bz2">copy of the old TWiki</a> is still available as a tarball.

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  • Well Right now i'm close to finishing the website i'm getting paid for (need it for my trip overseas. I come back early march) Once I have finished I will get back onto things with the wiki and such chiv uploaded a tiki (I think its called) somewhere on jfiles but didnt put it in a web accessable folder and I havnt got round to moving it yet. What I would really like is a brainstorm of what you really want to happen with things.

    I will host the twiki at jfiles for the time being. dengwiki.jfiles.org sound good?
  • dengwiki.jfiles.org is OK, but dew.jfiles.org would be even better. For the time being, it would be good to have the old wiki available somewhere, before we finalize our plans for the new dengine site.

    I'll make a post about the jfiles/dengine website reorganization a bit later on, so we can discuss it in more detail.
  • If we are going to switch to MediaWiki I could set it up this week at <tt>dew.dengine.net</tt>.

    I've written a couple of scripts that should import the bulk of the topics from TWiki automatically.
  • Hey, that sounds even better. KuriKai is probably too busy anyway to work on it.
  • Ok. I'll get it setup and configured over the course of this week. Depending how smoothly that goes (it shouldn't be a problem as I've set up MediaWiki installs before) I might have time to transfer the content as well before next weekend.
  • I'm happy with that. I just became really busy e.g have to recode parts of site because of a little screw-up of mine.
  • danij: Sounds good.

    KuriKai: Doesn't sound as good. ;)
  • Quick update:

    I've configured the sub domain dew.dengine.net using URL masking to allow the domain to exist on the same web space/ftp server as the main dengine.net account. This means that we don't have two seperate locations.

    The Wiki will be installed to <tt>dengine.net/DEW/</tt> but to the rest of the world, it looks and functions, as if it were a "real" sub domain (ie it is accessed via the URL http://www.dew.dengine.net)

    <!-- br-->I plan to get MediaWiki installed tomorrow night.
  • MediaWiki is now up and running at:
    <tt>http://www.dew.dengine.net</tt>;

    I've not had time to import the content yet from the old DEW though. I'll try and get that done over the weekend.

    skyjake -

    Additionally I've also setup phpmyadmin on dengine.net so we can more easily admin the DEW. I'll send you your passwords etc by email.

    I'm still playing around with the settings as currently MediaWiki is side-stepping the URL masking, redirecting to dengine.net/dew/ (not a problem but annoying at least).
  • Looks good. I created a user account for myself on the wiki.

    I think http://dengine.net/dew/ is just as good an URL as http://dew.dengine.net, so if you don't get it working with moderate effort, just leave it be...
  • Well, either works.

    I just wanted it to always show as http://dew.dengine.net
  • Skyjake -
    I've now promoted you to DEW sysop.
  • Cheers.

    BTW, the DewBook skin's page tabs are a bit vertically offset in Safari ("article", "discussion", "edit", "history", etc.). If I increase the size of the font, it looks OK. It looks like the tabs are too low and end up being partially over the page itself, and the page title.

    The default MonoBook is correctly laid out with all font sizes.
  • <blockquote>BTW, the DewBook skin's page tabs are a bit vertically offset in Safari ("article", "discussion", "edit", "history", etc.). If I increase the size of the font, it looks OK. It looks like the tabs are too low and end up being partially over the page itself, and the page title.</blockquote>
    Ok. I'll fix. I've only tested the new skin in IE and Firefox (both look the same and work correctly).
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