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Migration from TWiki to FosWiki

Simple Timeline

  • April 15 (tax day), we announce on biostat-all that we'll be updating the wiki
  • May 1 we stop all edits to the content and switch over immediately
  • Then mop up.

To Do List

  • Bibliographic plugins
  • attachment security
  • top bar issues
  • other plugins
  • table of contents doesn't create short urls (turn on Apache plugin to change links?)


Use this table to record progress of plugin conversion.

Plugin Name Status (converted, not converted, etc.) Comment (e.g. "conversion not needed")
ActionTrackerPlugin installed Dale
AliasPlugin not converted unnecessary
CheckToIncludePlugin not converted  
CoderayPlugin not converted Jeremy
CommentPlugin implemented  
DatabasePlugin not converted can eliminate
DirectedGraphPlugin converted  
EFetchPlugin converted  
EditTablePlugin implemented  
EmbedBibPlugin semi-converted need's cleanup
FilterPlugin not converted unnecessary
FoldingTOCPlugin semi-converted kind of broken
GoFishPlugin not converted Cole prefers eliminating
IfDefinedPlugin not converted unnecessary
InterwikiPlugin implemented  
LatexModePlugin converted fails on system web
MathModePlugin not converted replaced w/ LatexModePlugin
MultiEditPlugin not converted  
NatSkinPlugin not converted unnecessary
NotificationPlugin not converted replaced w/ Notifications
RedDotPlugin not converted unnecessary
RenderListPlugin not converted unnecessary
SectionalEditPlugin not converted can probably eliminate
SecurePubPlugin Currently not convertable Requires basic authenication inorder to function.
SlideShowPlugin implemented  
SmiliesPlugin implemented  
SourceHighlightingPlugin converted system web topic gone?
SpreadSheetPlugin not converted probably need
TWikiStylePlugin not converted Jeff
TablePlugin implemented  
TopicVarsPlugin not converted probably need
UserInfoPlugin not converted unnecessary

Procedure for Updating the FosWiki Install

Foswiki currently lives on biostat3 inside a git repository. You can create/edit/delete files freely there. When you are done, however, please commit your changes like so:

git add <file-you-worked-on> [<another-file> ...]
git commit

If you delete a file, additionally run the following before committing:

git rm <file-you-deleted>

Please note that you need to add all files you worked on, regardless of whether or not they are actually new files. Git behaves differently from subversion in this regard (and many other regards). If you have general questions about git, here are some resources:

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Topic revision: r10 - 08 Apr 2009, DalePlummer

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