[GRASS-PSC] Re: [GRASS-dev] GRASS 7 Migration from CVS to SVN

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 02:07:09 EDT 2007

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> By default OSGeo SAC provides Trac+Subversion.   If you want
> substantially different services then it is likely that someone from
> the GRASS team would need to volunteer to set it up and
> maintain it.  In this regard Intevation could be a better platform.
> SAC is already somewhat stretched.

Markus wrote:
> the Wiki is not hosted by Intevation, but by GDF Hannover.

and Markus largely is the soul who looks after the actual wiki software.
So we use a community volunteer already, no change for us besides it
makes it easier for others to help.

> By default OSGeo SAC provides Trac+Subversion.

I notice that http://wiki.osgeo.org is using MediaWiki 1.6.3, admined by
Arnulf Christl.

So perhaps in fact we do not require "substantially different services"
after all?

Given that, [In theory!, this is not a formal request!] is it possible
without installing anything new* to set up a MediaWiki for
http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/ or http://wiki.osgeo.org/grass/  ?

Sorry if I miss any nuances about how the OSGeo project hosting is meant
to work.

[*] our existing install is slightly newer, 1.6.10, so it might be good to
update the OSGeo version before any migration. I don't know about
MediaWiki's versioning, maybe all 1.6.x are backwards compatible with
other 1.6.y and no update is needed??
n.b. We are having problems setting up the 'ConfirmEdit' captcha plugin
with 1.6.10 (probably nothing to do with the MediaWiki version); we
haven't tried reCaptcha as it requires version 1.8+; and upstream is at
version 1.11.

> SAC is already somewhat stretched.

Understood, and volunteering to help with any grass requests, if needed
& in what capacity I can.

For now we have a look at what the TracWiki can do. I'm just exploring
the MediaWiki option because I personally like it and it is what we use


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