Moving the Ubuntu Wiki to Mediawiki or something else?

Elizabeth K. Joseph lyz at
Tue Feb 16 21:12:04 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson
<gunnarhj at> wrote:
> On 2016-02-16 19:53, José Antonio Rey wrote:
>> Currently, the Ubuntu Wiki is based in moinmoin, which is a slow
>> platform due to several reasons.
>> ...
>> There's some people who are evaluating the option to move the wiki
>> outside moinmoin, and have suggested Mediawiki.
> As far as I understand there are currently two MoinMoin wikis:
> Are we talking about both?

The discussion began with, but given all of our
problems with the help wiki (even before the spam bots), both should
be transitioned to something new.

> As regards the community help wiki, there is a much more urgent issue:
> Due to a spambot incident, it's actually not a wiki for the time being,
> since only a small group of editors has access to make changes.
> There is an open RT ticket:
> Sure, if the current wiki software isn't sufficient to handle the
> current sizes of the wikis, I'm all for a change.
> But...
> My main concern is about priorities. The emergency wiki issue is
> described in the RT ticket. Please fix that issue first.

I agree, we should make sure immediate efforts are focused on getting
edit access back to our help wiki. It's been over a month and a half
and this has been a really painful time for all contributors.

But maintenance-wise these are related. If we were on a more
maintainable platform it wouldn't take so long to evaluate problems
and restore access.

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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