[Sugar-devel] Regarding GSOC 2018

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 20:49:27 EST 2018

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM, Siddharth Sharma <ssiddharth2010 at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone!
> I am Siddharth, a sophomore at IIT Guwahati from India. I was having a
> look at the gsoc ideas page and found the first idea (regarding migration
> of wiki idea pages to git) quite interesting. However, I had some doubts
> regarding the idea.
> Basically there are three ways in which I think this is possible:
> 1. manually convert each file from mediawiki markup to markdown
> 2. use an engine that converts each file from  mediawiki markup to
> markdown (something like pandoc https://pandoc.org/ ), and then make a
> software to crawl and convert each page from the activity wiki to markdown
> 3. first convert the all the pages to markdown an then (using converters
> like pandoc,jekyll etc) find a way, so that instead of uploading an html
> page, we only upload the markdown file to the repo, and a link is
> automatically added to the wiki. when the user opens its corresponding page
> in the wiki, the markdown file gets converted (internally) to a markup
> format and the webpage gets displayed.
> I found the third idea really exciting. I was wondering if you could
> please explain which of these would you like, and also give me some input
> regarding how i can improve upon this idea.
> Thanks a lot!
> Siddharth Sharma
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I think some experimentation is in order to see how well the engines work
for the variety of content we have. Undoubtedly some manual cleanup will be
required. Also, we'll want to deprecate the wiki pages as we go in order to
maintain the work in just the git repos.


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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