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Re: Wiki Migration



Máirín Duffy wrote:
Mike McGrath wrote:
The Infrastructure team is looking to move to mediawiki and would like to
work with your team to figure out how best to do that. We have over 4,000 attachments that we have no idea what to do with right now. What would be
optimum for your team?  Would a non-wiki solution work best?  Do any of
you know of any gallery type plugins for mediawiki?

I forgot to talk to you about this - but the gallery2wiki plugin for media wiki looks pretty sweet. It does dynamic galleries based on the tags you add to photos. It seems pretty sweet:

http://www.transarte.net/mediawiki/index.php/Gallery2wiki

I have used gallery before and it's not bad so I think this might be worth a try?

That means also getting a full working Gallery2 instance which we can/would use for other purposes (like wallpaper sharing / GRUB themes sharing and such)?

Can't we host the images in Gallery2 and just hotlink them in Mediawiki when needed?

How about SVG support in Gallery2? A short research tells me its create thumbnails for SVG with imagemagick, so potentially sub-optimal. On the other hand, in my experience with Wikipedia, the built-in SVG support in Mediawiki (including thumbnailing) is quite good.

How does your workflow work for the arts section of the wiki?  Does it
work for you guys?  Do you like it?

It's okay for writing up specification style documents eg having inline mockups in a spec or having a list of graphics for one specific purpose (e.g. the release artwork mockups). But sometimes it would be nice to have a galley of all the artwork of a specific style, e.g., to be able to tag all artwork that is a banner and be able to have a dynamic gallery of all banners would be awesome! Or to have one gallery of all the mockups and iterations of one particular piece we're working on would also be helpful.

Can't we use for such grouping something like categories in Wikimedia Commons? Something like http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/GNOME - i believe you include the right category markup in the page and it is dynamically included in the category gallery.

I think such category pages may solve the problem without the need fir integration with an external gallery (integration made with an "alpha" plug-in).

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