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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Wiki to documention projekt

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Wiki to documention projekt
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:59:13 +0930

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:51:10 +0200
Patrik Lembke <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 22:00:11 +0930 Karl Goetz <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > I would prefer something that runs server side and reads PMWikis
> > data files. Perhaps then emailing somewhere (this list once a
> > week?) or dropping it in a tarball somewhere.
> Well that would be a lot of work (either reimplementing the parser of
> pmwiki or somehow interfacing that part of pmwiki's code).

Unfortunate but true.

> My idea was that of the spider was that it only should be used
> (widely) by some gNewsense team in a maner similar to what you
> proposed.

I'm worried about needlessly hitting up the http server by crawling it. 

> > We have been discussing changing the webapps we use to run the
> > project, so the wiki format may change in the future. Unfortunately
> > theres been no time to effectively test the new webapps to
> > determine whats useful. kk
> In that case writing a parser for a specific wiki-engine is even more
> of a unnecessary and hard task.

Again, unfortunate but true.

> So in effect I choose to write a spider (that I have written most of
> only last night).
> A sample of the current implementation could be seen here:
> Its currently only of depth one (it just downloads pages that
> are linked on HomePage), and links to non-english pages wont work yet.

Let us know how you progress.


PS. sorry about no signing, I've managed to break gpg.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
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