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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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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Welcome to the Blog

Hello everyone, I go by bluesoul and I’m currently the project lead for Wikijump, an effort to create a new open-source derivative of the Wikidot collaborative web platform. This site will serve as a place to provide status updates, technical writeups and findings, and anything else we think is worth sharing. Coming soon will be a post laying out the story so far, what we’ve done and what we still have to go. In the future we will be providing more regular status updates.

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