OT: MoinMoin and Mediawiki?

Eric Pederson whereU at now.com
Tue Jan 11 06:54:33 CET 2005

Paul Rubin wrote:

> What I'm getting at is I might like to install MoinMoin now and
> migrate to Mediawiki sometime later.  Anyone have any thoughts about
> whether that's a crazy plan?  

Disclaimer, I am neither using Moinmoin nor Mediawiki, and don't really have your answer.

>From what I read, Mediawiki stores each page as "wikitext" in a MySQL database; wikitext "is a mixture of content, markup, and metadata."

It seems essentially what you'd need for migration is a mapping function and I do not know how complex the mapping between the systems would be.  I could imagine migrating from Moinmoin to Mediawiki via a script looping through the Moinmoin files in a directory, modifying a copy of each, and storing them in MySQL.

I suspect it's less painful to just start with the wiki you want to end up with, but if you're going to migrate between the two, won't Python come in handy!  ;-)

Eric Pederson
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