[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] WP-MIRROR 0.6 Released

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Mon Jun 3 14:22:53 UTC 2013

Dear list members,

I am pleased to announce the release of WP-MIRROR 0.6.

The main design objective was this:  PERFORMANCE.  WP-MIRROR 0.6 now
builds the `enwiki' (which is the most demanding case) with 80% less
time and 75% less memory than v0.5.

Feature:  One new feature was added.  WP-MIRROR 0.6 can now mirror
wikis from most other WMF projects (e.g. wikibooks, wiktionary, etc).

Reliability:  Downloads are now performed with the aid of `wget' which
has an automatic restart feature.  This virtually eliminates the
problem of partial downloads.

Images:  WP-MIRROR 0.6 makes use of image dump tarballs found at
<http://ftpmirror.your.org/>.  WP-MIRROR 0.6 then does a thorough job
of identifying image files missing from the tarballs, and downloads
them efficiently using HTTP/1.1 persistent connections.

Packaging:  The DEB package for WP-MIRROR 0.6 should work
`out-of-the-box' with no user configuration for the following

o Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy)
o Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal)

Virtual Hosts:  Browsing of mirrored wikis is done via virtual hosts
with names like <http://simple.wikipedia.site/> and
<http://simple.wiktionary.site/>.  Simply take the URL that WMF
offers, and replace `.org' with `.site'.

Project Home Page:  <http://www.nongnu.org/wp-mirror/> has been updated.
Feedback is welcome.

Sincerely Yours,
Dr. Kent L. Miller

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