Category: Wikijump Development

Wikijump Updates – 10/17 – 10/23

It’s been another week, and here’s another weekly update. We’ve had 230 commits in 29 merged pull requests across 200 files, for a total of 6,036 line additions and 2,406 deletions. More work has gone into our new frontend, along with incremental improvement to our PHP codebase in anticipation. This week, we got several big steps in our frontend, such as getting login and registration views, support for toasts, and infrastructure for gestures on touchscreen platforms. As this is the point where we’re gluing things together, we’ve needed re-evaluate and fix up parts of our stack, which has been challenging…

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Wikijump Updates – 10/9-10/16

This last week has been productive. We’ve seen some steady progress on the PHP backend, and massive strides in our move towards a new frontend. In the last week we’ve pushed 298 commits across 380 files, for a total of 5,802 additions and 5,849 deletions in 29 different merged pull requests. On the PHP end, things have been incremental but not groundshaking. In addition to some refactoring and legacy code pruning, the diff functionality was updated to be more readable. Compare: Instead of Wikidot’s unusual word-based difference view, the original lines added/removed are shown. Additionally, it uses the context information…

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Wikijump Updates – 10/1-10/8

It’s been another busy week over here in Wikijump! We’ve merged 18 pull requests from 4 people, and added 217 commits over 1,171 files. Most of the work we’ve seen has fallen into one of two categories, Docker and PHP. So let’s start with our build process: We use Docker to build Wikijump. Local deployments use docker-compose to stand up all the component containers (currently php-fpm, nginx, postgres, memcached) and permit it to run locally. Several big changes were made to our build process, primarily a refactored php-fpm Docker build to be significantly sped up by taking better advantage of…

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Wikijump Updates – September 2021

Hello all, sorry for the delay since our last update. As a result, this post is going to be a summary of our last month and some change, rather than what happened in the last week. It’s been pretty busy, with 78 merged pull requests for a total of 877 commits across ~50,000 changed lines in 1,872 files. We’ve closed out several issues, including some rather longstanding ones. In FTML, we’ve implemented includes as two separate concepts, one “messy” (compatible with Wikidot’s notion of direct pasting, but uses a special handler due to incompatibility), and one “elements” (which uses the…

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Wikijump Updates – 8/16-8/23

Hello again, the last week was a pretty solid one, with over 28,000 changed lines of code, although that number is inflated through the removal of some very large unused files. On the FTML side, several new changes and features were added to continue bringing the software closer to feature parity with the reference parsing and rendering. The details get into the weeds a bit, but things like rules that require being on their own line have been adjusted to work more cleanly, making future development easier. On the PHP side, the work that I mentioned last week for user…

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Wikijump Updates, 8/8-8/15

Hello everyone, this past week has been very, very busy and a lot of important things were accomplished, with over 10,000 new lines of code merged to our dev build this past week alone. First off, the FTML parser that will replace the Text_Wiki package we’re currently using for converting wiki syntax into colors, links, modules, The ListPages Thing, and everything else that folks come up with, has officially reached 1.0 status. This is a very big deal; while that doesn’t mean that it’s ready right now as a drop-in replacement, it does mean that everything we want it to…

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Wikijump Updates: 8/1-8/8

Hello folks, thought I’d pop in and give another set of updates. This past week, most of the work was done on the PHP side of things, implementing the concept of Interactions with three use cases: A user following another user (to receive page updates and creations), a user adding another user to their friends/contact list, and a user blocking a user. The first one, the follow system, represents a new feature that we’ll be providing. All total, there were about 2,500 lines of new code in the last week, while removing about 1,000 lines of old code. Much of…

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Wikijump Updates for July

Hey folks, thought it would be worthwhile to give an update or two on what’s gone on lately. The past month has seen us start to ramp back up on Wikijump development, adding over 5,000 new lines of code. Quite a lot of this has been work done on FTML, the new parsing and rendering engine to replace Wikidot’s way of handling things, and that piece is rapidly approaching 1.0 status. Simply put, this is the business of taking wiki markup like asterisks around a word and turning it into actual bold text. Of course, there’s a lot more than…

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Everything wrong with: Wikidot.modules.PageRateWidgetModule.callbacks.rate

Hello, I’m Monkatraz and I am a frontend-focused developer working on Wikijump. As you may know, Wikijump is a fork of Wikidot. This isn’t really by choice – Wikijump’s existence was forced by the aging and effectively unmaintained state of Wikidot. It’s in the name, we’re “jumping” to Wikijump to escape Wikidot. Truly, we did not know the nature of what we’re now trying to escape, or we’d have done this sooner. In the process of learning how Wikidot works, we have found terrible things. Wikidot wasn’t made well. In this article, I want to talk about just one function…

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A Brief History of Wikitext

Hey, I’m aismallard, and I’m an SCP Wiki administrator and Co-Captain of its Technical Team. I’d like to talk a bit about FTML, the parser and render library that bluesoul mentioned in The Story So Far. I originally created the initial ftml repository on February 6th, 2019 (prior to becoming Junior Staff). I had been editing a draft of mine, and frustrations with Wikidot’s poor editor experience made me wish there was an independent tool for live preview of my work. I decided to start work on an independent library for parsing and rendering wikitext, which I named after the…

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