On making custom RC pages for sub-wikis
< mutante__> i want to make a Special:RecentChanges page that is limited to a certain subset of pages
< dammit> how would you limit that subset?
< dammit> categories?
< mutante__> yes,or i would just select them myself once
< mutante__> or i would parse the beginning of the page name
< mutante__> and put all subpages of a page into it
< mutante__> it is an approach towards "wiki hiving"
< dammit> mhm
< mutante__> another wiki has moved into ours , like /fnordwiki/subpages and would like to have an RC just for them and their subpages
< dammit> well, selecting from recentchanges by the start of title could be easy, just add required index for your operation
< dammit> I'm not sure if there's any index on title
< mutante__> i would now just copy ./includes/SpecialRecentchanges.php to SpecialRCtest.php and start fiddling with that, would i need to go elsewhere in source code to add another special page then or just put it in includes
< dammit> SpecialPage.php
< dammit> but you may hack up a function, that'd include your page into specialpages array
< dammit> and put only reference to that function in extensions variable of localsettings
< dammit> check for extensions/ directory in CVS
< mutante__> thank you
< dammit> you may get more examples/help there
< mutante__> /lastlog -f specialpage_advice.txt ;)
On IRC2Wiki , making bots send content
< mutante__> dammit: that would be another thing i might get into: usig a bot command to actually send content into the wiki, IRC2Wiki on both directions...
< mutante__> like i just used /lastlog in irssi to save the text locally, i imagined typing !lastlog in channel and having a bot insert it into Special:IRC/channel page
< dammit> for that you might either use commandLine.inc
< dammit> (with all MW internals at hand)
< dammit> or 'pywikipedia' framework for external client
< mutante__> i would use eggdrop with libmyscltcl and a tcl script to insert into the cur table
< mutante__> i already have bots running that communicate with mysql ,just not wiki related so far
< dammit> well, remember that in wiki there are more tables, not only 'cur'
< dammit> that's why I offered commandLine.inc
< dammit> you may hack 'append' script, you could invoke from your eggdrop
< mutante__> would need to copy the statement from EditPage code...
< mutante__> ah cool, well i just had the idea like 5 minutes ago and thinking out loud ;)
< dammit> use our objects instead of sql statements
< dammit> if you looked at the work in HEAD
< dammit> you'd notice all your scripts would be screwed in next major upgrade ;-p
< mutante__> oops, good that i mentioned it then, will make (NOTE TO USE OBJECTS)
< dammit> and actually, if you find some object written in weird fashion
< dammit> correct it and send patches, thanks!
< mutante__> ok,thanks as well
< dammit> (NOTE TO SEND US PATCHES!)
< mutante__> done on our internal
Namespace hack / Restricted read access for subset of wiki
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