Converting from MoinMoin to MediaWiki


The Squid Wiki is hosted on an own instance of MoinMoin. We picked it at the time as it had fewer external dependencies than other engines, and it fit the bill.

Over time, and as the number of pages grew, its strengths became limitations, and I’m currently exploring whether to switch to a different engine. Mediawiki is the go-to choice for most people, so that’s what I investigated first.

W3C has developed a tool to convert from one to the other, but it hasn’t been updated in some time, to the point where MediaWiki API changes have bit-rotten it. It doesn’t help that this tends to be a one-off activity, so it

Open Source to the rescue! I have patched it to support current API and it worked for me ™. While waiting for the PR to be approved, feel free to use my fork of it


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