[Mailman-Developers] Wiki woes

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Tue Dec 11 23:15:59 CET 2012


I was just reading the discussion about Wiki migration from Confluence to 
MoinMoin on this list (mailman-developers). When this topic was first raised, 
a mailing list was set up along with some other resources for collaboration:


I was under the impression that people would be following the dedicated 
mailing list for this work (mmwiki), but it would appear that this is not the 
case. The last message I sent on this topic was this one:


In fact, it touches upon the very issue that seems to be causing problems now: 
Confluence appears to have changed and useful functionality has been removed. 
Although this affects Confluence users in a negative way, it may have an 
impact on the exported form used in any migration work as well.

If you would like a summary of the work I have done so far to migrate the 
content, take a look at the following mail:


There's another mail (cross-posted to moin-user) which references the content 
repository used as the basis of this effort, too:


As far as I know, the volunteer to whom I was responding has not done any work 
on this.

In short, after Bradley Dean's initial research, I have written something 
which can convert Confluence content, although there will undoubtedly be 
things that need finishing, and if you take a look at the ConfluenceConverter 
pages, you may also be able to identify functionality that needs deploying or 
implementing in MoinMoin depending on the project's needs.

So, I would recommend that you don't start from scratch on this. If you like, 
I can even make an example of the migrated content available on the Internet 
so that you can see what needs doing, but you will, of course, need to let me 
know. I was going to mail this list (mailman-developers), given that the 
other one (mmwiki) seems dormant, and apologise for not having done so 
earlier, but this initiative really needs input from the actual Wiki users to 
be worthwhile, in my opinion.

Please let me know if you want to take this work any further.


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