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IMPORTING MEDIAWIKI PAGES

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Tiki 7.1/MW 1.17: I get an error (0.5 XML importer incompatible) when I try to import from my Mediawiki install or even Wikipedia. Will this be updated? The last update only brought it to MW 1.14. Would be nice as many folks have MW set ups and would like to import and switch to TikiWiki.

Thanks.

Brazil

Hi ibrrorg,

I wrote the importer a few years ago as my Google Summer of Code project. At that time 1.14 was the latest Mediawiki version (using version 0.4 of the XML file).

As you have noticed, earlier versions of Mediawiki use a new version of the XML file that is not supported by our importer.

As far as I know there is no one planning to update the importer in the near future. I would like to but this is a too bigger task for me to do in my free time.

Tiki is a community based project. Please considering contributing to update the importer either by supporting it financially (by hiring one of Tiki consultants http://info.tiki.org/Consultants) or coding it if you are a developer.

See also http://tiki.org/Donation

ibrrorg wrote:

Tiki 7.1/MW 1.17: I get an error (0.5 XML importer incompatible) when I try to import from my Mediawiki install or even Wikipedia. Will this be updated? The last update only brought it to MW 1.14. Would be nice as many folks have MW set ups and would like to import and switch to TikiWiki.

Thanks.

United States
ibrrorg wrote:

Hi ibrrorg,

I wrote the importer a few years ago as my Google Summer of Code project. At that time 1.14 was the latest Mediawiki version (using version 0.4 of the XML file).

As you have noticed, earlier versions of Mediawiki use a new version of the XML file that is not supported by our importer.

As far as I know there is no one planning to update the importer in the near future. I would like to but this is a too bigger task for me to do in my free time.

Tiki is a community based project. Please considering contributing to update the importer either by supporting it financially (by hiring one of Tiki consultants http://info.tiki.org/Consultants) or coding it if you are a developer.

See also http://tiki.org/Donation

ibrrorg wrote:

Tiki 7.1/MW 1.17: I get an error (0.5 XML importer incompatible) when I try to import from my Mediawiki install or even Wikipedia. Will this be updated? The last update only brought it to MW 1.14. Would be nice as many folks have MW set ups and would like to import and switch to TikiWiki.

Thanks.


Yeah, I realize Tiki is community based; most open source projects are. So, as the base code is in play, what will it cost to get it up to speed? I mean I don’t have a problem helping out on that end if it’s within my means. To this end, though, as you were the last guy in play on the code, you would be in the best position to give an assessment as to the hours involved. I’m a brass tacks kinda guy so if you can shoot a baseline hopefully we can go from there. :-)

I really feel this is an important thing as MW (by and through Wikipedia) already has a base set of encyclopedic pages which are available for importation under the proper licenses and would make MANY lives easier for population purposes (states, maps, bios, etc.).

Thanks for answering me and I look forward to hearing back!

Brazil

Hi ibrrorg,

I just wrote a message to the e-mail you have used to register here with more information.

Thanks, Rodrigo.


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