Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of MediaWiki


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06/30/12 09:56:43 (5 years ago)
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davea
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     1= Adding a wiki to a project =
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     3BOINC projects can, if they choose, add a wiki to the project website,
     4using !MediaWiki, the same software used by the Wikipedia.
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     6Project administrators can easily control who is allowed to read or edit the wiki,
     7based on special user status (eg. being an admin or moderator) or based on credit, recent or total.
     8(Wikipedia chooses to allow editing by anybody as a matter of policy, not because it's built into the software).
     9Thus it would be possible for project scientists to use the wiki to create documentation about the project,
     10which the project volunteeers could read but not edit.
     11Or it would be possible to allow some or all of the project volunteers to edit the wiki.
     12It's up to the project to decide how to use the tool.
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     14To add a wiki to your project you need simply to install !MediaWiki
     15(under the html directory is a good place, but the location doesn't matter)
     16and then add to that the "BOINC Authentication" extension,
     17which automatically logs people in to the wiki based on already being logged in to the BOINC project.
     18There are two sample policy files available to show you how to easily adjust the automatic access controls.
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     20The BOINC Authentication extension for !MediaWiki is documented at ​http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:BOINC_Authentication