Moving the Ubuntu Wiki to Mediawiki or something else?

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Tue Feb 16 19:28:16 UTC 2016

My concern is migrating content would need to be done manually and be very
time consuming.

There are no tools to automated importing from moinmoin to mediawiki as far
as I know.

That said Canonical should look at Mozilla's Mediawiki repo on github as it
has fine tuned permissions and plugins that make managing a large mediawiki
install easier and also makes deploying easy

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:25 AM Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 11:02 AM, Alberto Salvia Novella
> <es20490446e at> wrote:
> > José Antonio Rey:
> >>
> >> Would you say it's gonna help in terms of wiki usability?
> >
> >
> > I found MoinMoin very easy to use compared with any other wiki engines I
> > have used. If feasible I would try to improve the engine performance
> instead
> > of quitting it, specially when the expenses of the sift seem big.
> The Canonical IS team has been working on improving the behavior for
> years. They've added caching, stopped crawling of bots and spiders,
> lots of things that have made the wiki hobble along as mostly
> readable, but as someone who uses the wiki every week for the
> newsletter, it's still very painful to use. In fact, these
> improvements that have been made to keep it running, also make it
> harder to use by normal users.
> So I'd say your proposal has already been tried, continually, for
> years and isn't working.
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