[Members] wiki.xmpp.org data recovery

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 12:16:14 UTC 2017

creating an account for you now.
You should have Email shortly.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Mickaël Rémond" <mremond at process-one.net>
To: "XSF Members" <members at xmpp.org>
Cc: "Alexander Gnauck" <gnauck at gmail.com>
Sent: 29.06.2017 08:45:39
Subject: Re: [Members] wiki.xmpp.org data recovery

>Hello Kevin,
>Thank you for the great work :)
>I try login in on the site, but I guess I need a new account.
>Can someone help me recover my mremond account on the wiki please ?
>Thanks !
>Mickaël Rémond
>>On 27 Jun 2017, at 16:50, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
>>On 27 Jun 2017, at 13:05, Alexander Gnauck <gnauck at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>Kevin, you ROCK.
>>>Thanks a lot *CLAP*
>>I’d like to take credit, but it was mostly thanks to archive.org 
>>having a dump in a mostly restorable format.
>>Regardless, we’ve even got the page history back.
>>>------ Original Message ------
>>>From: "Kevin Smith" <kevin.smith at isode.com>
>>>To: "XSF Members" <members at xmpp.org>
>>>Sent: 27.06.2017 13:11:07
>>>Subject: Re: [Members] wiki.xmpp.org data recovery
>>>>I believe that I have now recovered all the page content (not yet 
>>>>images) as of October 2015. If any of Tobi’s dump is newer than 
>>>>that, please continue to import it.
>>>>>On 24 Jun 2017, at 07:47, Guus der Kinderen 
>>>>><guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>True to my nature as a software developer, I never considered the 
>>>>>simple, pragmatic approach :) Could you restore a couple of pages 
>>>>>that way Arc (for instance, your past membership applications)?
>>>>>On 23 June 2017 at 19:37, Arc Riley <arcriley at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>Thanks guys for all this work.
>>>>>I'm somewhat humored by it, most of these pages have minimal 
>>>>>formatting so it'd be easy enough to copy/paste.
>>>>>On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM, Guus der Kinderen 
>>>>><guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>I've taken Tobias' http://ayena.de/files/wiki.xmpp.org.zip archive 
>>>>>and pulled every HTML file there through the Xidel / Pandoc 
>>>>>wringer. The resulting content is stored in a file with a different 
>>>>>extension. I've created a new archive of everything here: 
>>>>>http://goodbytes.nl/with-conversion.tar.gz (same as Tobias' 
>>>>>archive, but with additional files). With these files, and the list 
>>>>>of manual modifications that I mentioned in my last message, 
>>>>>content is restored with relative ease.
>>>>>On 23 June 2017 at 16:59, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> 
>>>>>On 23 Jun 2017, at 11:07, Guus der Kinderen 
>>>>><guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>I've manually restored my application pages and all page's from 
>>>>>>Tobi's archive that started with Summer_of_Code
>>>>>>From that, I've learned that these manual modifications are needed 
>>>>>>for a page that is transformed using the xidel / pandoc 
>>>>>>combination mentioned earlier:
>>>>>>      • The table of content needs to be removed (Mediawiki will 
>>>>>>add one automatically)
>>>>>>      • Everything that matches this regex need to be removed <span 
>>>>>>[^>]*> (these were used to create anchors for the old ToC, I 
>>>>>>      • Everything that matches </span> needs to be removed 
>>>>>>(closing tags for the anchors mentioned above)
>>>>>>      • The old context root of the wiki was /web/, while the new 
>>>>>>one is /index.php/ - search the text for web/ which gives you some 
>>>>>>old references to pages and or user profiles
>>>>>>      • Some pages start with a level 2 header - you'll have to 
>>>>>>reduce all header levels down by one for these pages.
>>>>>>      • Generally, get rid of <div> and <br> tags
>>>>>>      • Images that are used on some pages are lost
>>>>>>      • When images were used, there now is a table of two columns, 
>>>>>>each column having a fixed with of 50%. You should drop that 50% 
>>>>>>After that, Mediawiki's preview can be used for smell-testing your 
>>>>>>resulting page.
>>>>>Thanks very very much, Guus.

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