Category: JavaScript

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 – 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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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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The Story So Far

I thought it would be worthwhile to provide a more-or-less complete history of the Wikijump project up to this point in time. While I’d been playing with the gabrys Wikidot release for years prior, this project began in earnest just a bit over a year ago. I stumbled upon a long-abandoned site by the Wikidot team that, at some point, offered a virtual appliance to spin up a self-contained Wikidot install in a box. Thankfully, there was still someone around that possessed a copy, and they were willing to send it to me. The good news was that it did…

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