[ros-users] request for help: mirroring and better wiki exporting

Brian Gerkey gerkey at willowgarage.com
Fri Nov 18 00:42:22 UTC 2011


With the recent disk crash and then blackout at Willow, we've all
experienced the pain of not being able to access the wiki.  Hopefully
it'll be a while before the next outage, but it will surely come, for
one reason or another.

So, two requests for help:

(1) It would be nice to have another couple of mirrors of the wiki.
Felix Endres maintains one at Freiburg
(http://ros.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/roswiki/), and he documented
his process for setting it up
Any volunteers for hosting more mirrors?  Two in North America (east
coast and west coast), and one in Asia ought to do it.

(2) The wiki export system is primitive, to say the least.  This
ticket describes some important missing features, and includes the
script that we're using to do the export:
https://code.ros.org/trac/ros/ticket/3281.  Any volunteers to work on
improving the export system?  E.g., we might be able to use Moin's own
synchronization system (I wasn't able to make it work, but I'm sure
that somebody can).  And there's probably a way to dump the whole
thing into a PDF, which some people might prefer for offline viewing.


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