[wikka-community] JFusion and Wiki converters
David A. Lee
Fri Oct 2 10:50:26 GMT 2009
I'm working with someone who has written a Wikka to Docbook conversion
program, its works amazingly well.
I'm going to use it to convert one of my Wikkas wihch is a software
manual into Docbook.
Once he's happy with the program, any suggestions on how to make it
David A. Lee
dlee at calldei.com
Dario Taraborelli wrote:
> Hi Erlend,
> just a short word about planning - we are now busy with a delicate
> merge operation, but I think I could start to see if I can drop the
> username restrictions reasonably soon without breaking other things.
> AFAIK there is no universal wiki2wiki converter, the reason being that
> wikis tend to pursue some sort of markup lock-in strategy. Markup
> standardization proposals (such as Creole) haven't been tremendously
> successful so far, so in general, once you are stuck with a specific
> engine it's pretty difficult to migrate. The best way I know to import
> content (if not the whole DB) is to go the wiki2html + html2wiki way.
> Wikka can currently import the DB from legacy Wakka installs and there
> was someone working on an importer from WackoWiki as well. I'd love to
> see more contribution in this direction (e.g. people who moved to
> Wikka from X and had to write code to migrate the content and userbase).
> On 2 Oct 2009, at 11:14, Erlend Sogge Heggen wrote:
>> Hiya guys, figured I'd might as well join the mailing list as I keep
>> coming up with a couple points I want to bring up every once in a
>> while. To continue where me and Dario left off on the blog;
>> It seems the naming convention might prove to cause some difficulties
>> after all:
>> Fanno did however set up a demo with Wikka+Joomla integration working
>> fairly well already which is pretty cool :) I would strongly
>> recommend getting in touch with the JFusion developers and see how
>> you can help one another.
>> Bottom line, the sooner Wikka's username's become more 'liberal' the
>> better. I believe JFusion 2.0 is aiming for release around november,
>> but nothing set in stone just yet.
>> Secondly, I was wondering if there are currently any conversion tools
>> available for converting a popular wiki over to Wikka? The available
>> converters over at SimpleMachines.org is a good example of a very
>> comprehensive database of converters:
>> Personally, for Wikka, I would love to have one for DokuWiki, and I
>> bet a lot of people would like to see one for MediaWiki as well.
>> Any plans / resources I'm unaware of?
>> ~ Erlend
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