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[opensuse-wiki] openSUSE wiki update
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 09:47:48 -0600
  • Message-id: <200912060947.48453.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Announcement on our news server:
came earlier then expected for the openSUSE Wiki Team, and we were thrilled
with update, new hardware, etc.

Of course Mediawiki software update from version 1.5 that is couple of years
old to the recent 1.15 is bound to have a problems as our customizations in
layout and structure doesn't work well in all details, or are not available
right now.

In earlier email Remy listed bugs that we are aware of and the
webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx is notified about problems. Here is the reordered list
from Remy's email with comments:

1) The namespace SBD:SBD has disappeared. No more support database ..

Don't panic, the articles are in a database. It is just that SDB namespace is
not configured and Mediawiki software has no idea how to access articles. Once
it will be added again all articles will appear in their places.

Note: Do not recreate articles on your own.
Once SDB is recreated any article that will be created now will disappear with
all changes that you made. The Mediawiki can handle only one title SDB:Article
and that is either normal article with colon in the title, or article that
belongs to namespace SDB, and colon has special meaning as namespace
delimiter. Both can be in database, but only one can be presented to the web
page viewer.

2) The internal relative links [[/subpage]] are now broken. Only
absolute links [[page/subpage]] are allowed.

The subpages is additional functionality not in default Mediawiki
configuration and it doesn't work right now.

3) The <iimg></iimg> tag isn't interpreted anymore. I am not sure if
there is a way to fix this, or if we should avoid using it in the

4)The [edit] button is now on the left, next to the title
sections/subsections. It makes the headings difficult to read.
- There are now 2 horizontal lines on the bottom of each page, between
the Categories and the end of the articles.

5) The "Recent changes" link in the Toolbox isn't working anymore.

6) It is now impossible to upload file on the wiki with error:
Internal error - The upload directory (public) is not writable by the web

This one is server access problem, and it is up to the webmaster to solve it.

7) When user that is not logged into wiki request article from it is often served identical article from some other
language wiki. Example: or .

Regards Rajko,

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