[Development] New Qt Wiki Now Available

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 03:42:58 CET 2015

On 27 February 2015 at 21:04, Kojo Tero <tero.kojo at theqtcompany.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sze Howe Koh [mailto:szehowe.koh at gmail.com]
>> Sent: 27. helmikuuta 2015 14:12
>> To: Kojo Tero
>> Cc: Qt Project; development at qt-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [Development] New Qt Wiki Now Available
>> On 26 February 2015 at 23:05, Kojo Tero <tero.kojo at theqtcompany.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We just opened the new Qt Wiki at http://wiki.qt.io
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > You can find the details in the blog post:
>> >
>> > http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/02/26/new-qt-wiki-now-available/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > In short, it’s a mediawiki instance, you use Qt Account to log in for
>> > editing,
>> >
>> > and the content has been migrated from the old wiki.
>> >
>> > And as a the content is imported, it needs cleaning up. Please help us
>> > out in going through the content and fixing it.
>> I notice there's an "Updated Pages" page to track cleanup progress:
>> https://wiki.qt.io/index.php?title=Updated_pages
>> May I suggest doing the other way round? Apply a "cleanup required"
>> tag to every page, and have people remove the tag after cleanup. That way,
>> people who want to help with the cleanup can quickly see where to direct
>> their efforts.
>> Something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Cleanup , tied to a
>> Tracking Category:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:All_pages_needing_cleanup
> Keeping track on the individual page level does make sense, but I would like to see what pages we actually use too. Going through the import made me wonder whether a lot of the pages really are used at all or are the visits random.
> I have to familiarize myself more with the maintenance tool arsenal mediawiki provides. There probably are tools to add the cleanup needed-tag to everything in a simple manner.

I was planning to write a small bot that iterates through all pages to
fix regex-able formatting issues. Would that interfere with your

I've added some simple templates to facilitate cleanup tags. Feel free
to get a web dev to polish them:
* https://wiki.qt.io/index.php?title=Template:Ambox
* https://wiki.qt.io/index.php?title=Template:Cleanup

To set up the tag, simply add the following line to the pages (a
different 'reason' can be given, if desired):

    {{Cleanup | reason=Automated import from ExpressionEngine}}

Then, those pages will appear in
We should add this page to http://qt-project.org/contribute/ for
potential contributors to find.

I've never used MediaWiki maintenance scripts before, but I know how
to use the lower-level HTTP API to iterate through every page
(excluding those in https://wiki.qt.io/index.php?title=Updated_pages )
to add the tag. Shall I do that?


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