Tag Archives: MediaWiki

Jazz and the MediaWiki package

And rain, I mustn’t forget the rain. I’m worrying about the roof, although far less than I used to (it’s a different roof). The jazz is the radio; it’s on. But the main point this morning is exploring the mediawiki-lts … Continue reading

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MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017

It’s MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017! So I’ve been documenting a couple of things, and I’ve added a bit to the Xtools manual. The latter is actually really useful, not so much from the end-user’s point of view because I dare … Continue reading

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Editing MediaWiki pages in an external editor

I’ve been working on a MediaWiki gadget lately, for editing Wikisource authors’ metadata without leaving the author page. It’s fun working with and learning more about OOjs-UI, but it’s also a pain because gadget code is kept in Javascript pages … Continue reading

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What goes Where on the Web

Every now and then I recap on where and what I store online. Today I do so again, while I’m rather feeling that there should be discrete and specific tools for each of the things. Firstly there are the self-hosted … Continue reading

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What web-based software to use

My current favourites, based on the idea that software should be constructed with a specific use in mind (obviously, wikis are an odd exception to this): Blogging: WordPress Photography: Gallery Collaboration: MediaWiki Personal files, contacts, and diary: ownCloud

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Glossaries in Semantic MediaWiki

A simple glossary system for Semantic MediaWiki that lets you define key terms for use in technical documentation etc. A term can be referenced from anywhere in the wiki with {{defined term inline|term}}. This results in the term being displayed … Continue reading

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ReqWiki semantic software requirements management

ReqWiki is a Semantic MediaWiki-based system for software requirements management. It looks very interesting. We know that requirements engineering has a large impact on the success of a project, yet sophisticated tool support, especially for small to mid-size enterprises, is … Continue reading

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SemanticForms popup forms are tiny

Popup forms created with {{#formlink:popup}} in SemanticForms not showing the right size (tiny, like 40 pixel square)? Skins should have their main page content in a block with an ID of ‘content’, e.g.: <div id=”content”>…</div>

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Printable WeRelate

Last year I wrote a little script for producing GraphViz graphs, and LaTeX books, from werelate.org family history data. I’ve been tweaking it a bit now and then, and using it for my mum’s genealogical research. It works, but the … Continue reading

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MediaWiki_TwentyTen now has nicer ToCs

I’ve finally gotten around to updating my MediaWiki port of the TwentyTen WordPress theme. There’s more to be done, but this morning I moved the page Tables of Contents to the sidebar (issue #2). It’s nice to be forced into … Continue reading

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