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WikiText to MediaWiki Connector? [message #820889] Wed, 14 March 2012 17:49 Go to next message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan Herrmann
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I guess Mylyn WikiText has been created primarily for better editing experience for tasks, which is great (if your bug tracker supports wiki markup Smile ).

Now, would it make sense to use the same editor for regular wikis, too?
To my surprise I couldn't find mentions of connecting WikiText to, e.g., MediaWiki. Is this a stupid idea? Is it me just looking in the wrong places, or simply beyond the scope of Mylyn?

thanks,
Stephan
Re: WikiText to MediaWiki Connector? [message #826633 is a reply to message #820889] Thu, 22 March 2012 10:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Steffen Pingel is currently offline Steffen Pingel
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I am equally surprised that this hasn't come up, yet, but I don't recall
seeing any feature requests around MediaWiki integration beyond the Eclipse
help support.

We do have a wiki editor implementation that I believe is based on WikiText
in the Mylyn Incubator but it only supports Trac's built-in wiki. While we
don't have plans to extend that at the moment providing connectors for Wikis
wouldn't necessarily be out of scope of the Mylyn Docs project. We would
need strong community support though to drive that effort. Any takers :)?

Steffen


> I guess Mylyn WikiText has been created primarily for better editing
> experience for tasks, which is great (if your bug tracker supports wiki
> markup :) ).
>
> Now, would it make sense to use the same editor for regular wikis, too?
> To my surprise I couldn't find mentions of connecting WikiText to, e.g.,
> MediaWiki. Is this a stupid idea? Is it me just looking in the wrong
> places, or simply beyond the scope of Mylyn?
>
> thanks,
> Stephan

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Re: WikiText to MediaWiki Connector? [message #874706 is a reply to message #826633] Mon, 21 May 2012 11:53 Go to previous message
Jeremie Bresson is currently offline Jeremie Bresson
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Steffen Pingel wrote on Thu, 22 March 2012 11:06
We do have a wiki editor implementation that I believe is based on WikiText
in the Mylyn Incubator but it only supports Trac's built-in wiki. While we
don't have plans to extend that at the moment providing connectors for Wikis
wouldn't necessarily be out of scope of the Mylyn Docs project. We would
need strong community support though to drive that effort. Any takers Smile?


The editor is not a problem. WikiText UI provides a very good one, with source and preview tabs.

Source (with outline view):
index.php/fa/9807/0/

Preview:
index.php/fa/9808/0/

I am also interested in having more complex WikiText projects. I think there is no WikiText project nature for the moment.
It could be useful, to check out wiki pages from GitHub or from Eclipse labs (in the second case, the google language is not supported yet: see bug 291239).

A connector to the MediaWiki instance could also be a good idea. I am not sure if the MediaWiki instance can be used as Source Provider (Team Perspective and Repository Perspective)
I never took time to have a look at the project, but I have seen that XWiki has implemented an Eclipse Integration: XWiki Eclipse

A MediaWiki connector must define "how" the media wiki content should be check-out.
In bug 380082 there is a proposition for this:
* First-level is the Namespace (Article, Image, Template, ...).
* Next levels reproduce the MediaWiki structure (Eclipsepedia in this case).

(The bug is about the images preview that do not work with a such structure).


This is an interessant topic. Pieces needs to be put together. There is a lot of potential.

[Updated on: Mon, 21 May 2012 11:56]

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