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Chess Programming Wiki

Post by jdart » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:35 pm

I have noticed the announcement that Wikispaces, which is hosting the Chess Programming Wiki, is shutting down (http://blog.wikispaces.com/). I hope there are plans to migrate the content elsewhere, because it has been a good resource and reference.

--Jon

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by DustyMonkey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Anyone know of an easy method to download an entire wiki for preservation?

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:32 pm

jdart wrote:I have noticed the announcement that Wikispaces, which is hosting the Chess Programming Wiki, is shutting down (http://blog.wikispaces.com/). I hope there are plans to migrate the content elsewhere, because it has been a good resource and reference.

--Jon
We have wikitext backups, and some months time to look for another host.

Gerd

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by DustyMonkey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:48 am

For those that want to make an independent backup (better safe than sorry!)

I think I have narrowed down the best programs for the task based on operating system:

OSX / iOS - SiteSucker - http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/index.html
Linux / Android - HTTrack - http://www.httrack.com
Windows - WebCopy - https://www.cyotek.com/cyotek-webcopy

I will be making a backup of it. I implore others to also make sure that this resource cannot have an accident.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by bhamadicharef » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:49 pm

How big is the backup ? Can we have an idea ? Can we copy it to github ?
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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by phhnguyen » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 am

Did you backup successfully? As far as I know some websites can detect if it is being downloaded by site suckers and prevent them.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by mjlef » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:47 pm

DustyMonkey wrote:For those that want to make an independent backup (better safe than sorry!)

I think I have narrowed down the best programs for the task based on operating system:

OSX / iOS - SiteSucker - http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/index.html
Linux / Android - HTTrack - http://www.httrack.com
Windows - WebCopy - https://www.cyotek.com/cyotek-webcopy

I will be making a backup of it. I implore others to also make sure that this resource cannot have an accident.
We have backups of the site and make them regularly. it is about 165 megabytes of data right now. I would request that you do not take up site bandwidth to back it up. I would be happy to get you a copy of the backup whenever you want. We are working on finding a suitable site to host right now, and I would prefer we keep the bandwidth down until that is done.

Mark

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Ras » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:30 pm

I guess the issue is not doing a backup of the data, but figuring out how to get something in place that can use the data without Wikispaces. Means, how either to convert the database to another CMS or use the CMS that Wikispaces is using - provided that this is available.

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Vinvin » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:26 pm

Thibault is open tu host CPW on a Lichess server.
Is it easy to set up a wikispace-like interface ?
Thibault wrote:we shall not let that wiki die

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Re: Chess Programming Wiki

Post by Jesse Gersenson » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:48 pm

Ras wrote:I guess the issue is not doing a backup of the data, but figuring out how to get something in place that can use the data without Wikispaces. Means, how either to convert the database to another CMS or use the CMS that Wikispaces is using - provided that this is available.
On the surface, the wikispaces cms is similar to:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download

Searching around for 'import from wikispaces' may generate leads for possible replacement software. There are a lot of people going through the same process at the moment, it is worth checking how they're handing the problem.

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