Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

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Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby ubiquity » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:21 am

Is there a dumpbackup file of the FreecadWiki or can one be made available for offline use for training purposes.
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Re: Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby ulrich1a » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:38 pm

The helpfile in FreeCAD is more or less a copy of the FreeCAD wiki. It can be opened with the Qt-Assistant.

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Re: Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby yorik » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:06 am

There is a mediawiki extension for git, which can clone and sync an entire wiki in a git structure. I would pretty much like to set that up... Unfortunately I was never able to make it work
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Re: Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby Kunda1 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:15 pm

yorik wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:06 am
There is a mediawiki extension for git, which can clone and sync an entire wiki in a git structure. I would pretty much like to set that up... Unfortunately I was never able to make it work
what were the issues you ran in to ?
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Re: Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby yorik » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:15 pm
what were the issues you ran in to ?
Basically tried this, after installing package git-mediawiki:

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git clone mediawiki::https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/
It keeps downloading during a couple of hours, then always finishes with an error, and nothing seems to have been downloaded at all.
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Re: Dumpbackup for Offline Wiki

Postby kkremitzki » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:26 pm

It would probably help to stand up a local backup of the wiki inside, e.g. a VM, and try it, which is something I could do. I had the same experience as Yorik. Being able to do that programmatically would also help AR795 have a test environment for editing the wiki theme, too.
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