[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Small comments on 1.4.9-3

Romain Beauxis toots at rastageeks.org
Thu Sep 22 08:38:05 UTC 2005

Kai Hendry wrote:

>Built mediawiki from http://www.rastageeks.org/mediawiki for my sarge
>system at work. Planning to use it for holding documentation.
>Some small comments to an otherwise good looking package.
>Typo in control description. maner should be manner
>The mediawiki-math's description could be be better. I was wondering do
>I really need this math thing? What is it for? I guess math fonts. So
>probably no.
>I'm not fond of capitalised letters in the middle of words. Wikipedia,
>not WikiPedia.
Ok, this should be fixed in next releases.
BTW MediaWiki is indeed called with this case by the original authors, 
and words with capitalised letters in the middle are a very common thing 
in the wiki world, and this was the spelling that triggered a link in 
the original wiki, WikiWikiWeb: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?JoinCapitalizedWords
But Wikipedia is spelled Wikipedia on their website so this should be fixed.

>When I edit a page and I click on Help:Editing, there is no
>documentation of Wiki syntax. I remember Moinmoin having this, so I
>don't see why this package shouldn't.
This seems to be a feature from upstream release.
We are making a package for easy install, and we do not extend the 
software to any kind of way.
If you really miss this feature, maybe you should ask upstream directly.

>The images directory should be writable by default. That would save me
>from: debian$ sudo chmod -R 777 /var/lib/mediawiki/images/
Well, this should be the case, we have worked on it.
BTW chmod 777 is a bit -- hu -- unsecured: our choice was to chown to 
www-data and then chmod 700 the directory.
Did you have trouble with this after having it installed?


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