[wikka-community] JFusion and Wiki converters

David A. Lee dlee
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 
available ?

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).
> Dario
> 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;
>> ( 
>> http://blog.wikkawiki.org/2009/09/11/how-to-design-themes-for-wikkawiki/ 
>> )
>> It seems the naming convention might prove to cause some difficulties 
>> after all:
>> http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1743&start=30#p26744 
>> <http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1743&start=30#p26744>
>> 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:
>> http://download.simplemachines.org/?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?
>> Cheers,
>> ~ Erlend
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