[developers] [delph-in] migration of collaboration infrastructure

Alexandre Rademaker arademaker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 01:57:22 UTC 2021


I am working on the wiki. Hope to finish by the end of this week or the next.

Previous wiki still in read-only mode: 


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> On 15 Mar 2021, at 16:05, T.J. Trimble <trimblet at me.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering what the status of this transition is? Is there a working wiki somewhere?
> Thanks,
> --
> T.J. Trimble
>> On Dec 28, 2020, at 2:57 PM, Alexandre Rademaker <arademaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Tomorrow, at 3PM (Brazil, 10AM Pacific Time) we (Olga and me) will have a meeting to discuss alternatives to the current DELPHI-IN wiki running in a MoinMoin instance. Anyone here is welcome to the discussion, our first step is to identify the requirements and alternatives. I am also working to try a temporary solution, that is, moving the MoinMoin to a new machine.
>> Here is the link for the meeting https://ibm.webex.com/meet/alexrad
>> Best,
>> Alexandre
>>>> On 28 Dec 2020, at 16:04, Stephan Oepen <oe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
>>> dear colleagues,
>>>> over the next two weeks, services hosted in the following domains will be migrated to a new system at the university of oslo:
>>>> + delph-in.net
>>> [...]
>>> the bulk of the service migration is now complete, and there is both
>>> good news and bad news.  i would like to invite everyone to take a
>>> critical look and let me know if you find anything missing (please
>>> recall that the WeSearch semantic query interface has been
>>> discontinued).
>>> in particular, moving the DELPH-IN wiki turned out more involved than
>>> anticipated.  for the time being, the wiki is read-only, and (truth be
>>> told) i am not sure i will be able to re-enable edit functionality.
>>> on the technical side (owing to a dependency on Python 2.x), we had to
>>> convert from running in the WSGI framework to a more traditional CGI
>>> set-up, which means that URLs in the new wiki now require an extra
>>> path component, e.g.
>>> http://moin.delph-in.net/FrontPage --> http://moin.delph-in.net/wiki/FrontPage
>>> old-style URLs will be automatically rewritten by the server, so in
>>> principle the above should not cause any broken links.  content-wise,
>>> as part of the migration, we holiday-cleaned some 12,538 wiki accounts
>>> and 33,481 spam pages.  this was done heuristically, but i hope no
>>> genuine content has been lost.
>>> to regain a fully functional DELPH-IN wiki, i would like to urgently
>>> ask for help: i believe we should either find another site to host and
>>> maintain a fresh MoinMoin instance (preferably with WSGI support) or
>>> migrate the wiki content (and, ideally, user accounts and revision
>>> history) into a more modern platform.  regarding the latter, i imagine
>>> either MediaWiki or GitHub wikis would be strong candidates (and could
>>> presumably be hosted on the public M$ GitHub service).
>>> now that we are down to a manageable number of pages and users in the
>>> DELPH-IN MoinMoin instance, i believe the migration task should not be
>>> insurmountable.  i will be happy to provide an archive of all content
>>> and revision history.  i sincerely hope we can find volunteers in the
>>> DELPH-IN community to pick up the ball and work toward a modern and
>>> sustainable DELPH-IN wiki?
>>> best wishes, oe
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