[NTLK] WikiwikiNewt permanently dead?

Andrew Beals andrew.beals at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 17:40:33 EST 2009

Morgan, a little internet questing and I found this page:


I don't know if it's worth fixing phpwiki at this point - converting to
something more popular would be my path.  I'd be more than happy to join you
hacking the conversion tool (if necessary) to get the content into something
better - MoinMoin was designed with security in mind (and was programmed in
python rather than php) from the beginning rather than an afterthought as we
have with MediaWiki (although I do have MediaWiki experience).

816-200-7443 (Central Standard Time (UTC+6))

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Morgan Aldridge
<morgant at makkintosshu.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 14, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Matthias Melcher wrote:
> >
> >> Oh yeah, I am aware of that one. Unfortunately it would be quite
> >> hard to copy these to another Wiki. If there was a database, or a
> >> way to get the wiki code instead of the http, it would be a lot
> >> easier to port. Well, and lastly, the wayback archive is not
> >> entirely complete, IIRC.
> >
> > The wiki contents and code still exist, it's just that Morgan has them
> > deactivated. I would suggest that you contact him directly if you're
> > interested in helping resurrect the wiki.
> Oh, yes, I still have all the pieces for WikiWikiNewt awaiting
> upgrading and piecing back together. Essentially, WikiWikiNewt was
> getting inundated with comment spam and running on an older version of
> PhpWiki which was not even remotely compatible with PHP 5. So, after
> upgrading the primary web server to PHP 5 and discovering that the
> version of PhpWiki didn't have an upgrade path, I was forced to set it
> aside for a "later" project due to time constraints.
> I have a long laundry list for UNNA, of which WikiWikiNewt is pretty
> much at the top of, but I've done a poor job of pushing UNNA to the
> top of my list in the last year. If anyone who is proficient at PHP &
> MySQL would like to schedule some time with me to do a little pair
> programming to get the WikiWikiNewt upgrade done, that'd be a great
> place to start. A second set of eyes and another brain to bounce ideas
> off of is very helpful, but scheduling a time would be even better.
> Morgan Aldridge
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