Wine Wiki needs your help!

Kyle Auble randomidman48 at
Tue Jan 15 10:10:53 CST 2013

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Dimi Paun wrote:
> Thanks everyone for your help!

> I'll take down the Pages spreadsheet.

> Now, what about the users? Those are files (not directories) so we don't
> face
> the same low limit (32k), but it would be nice if we could, somehow, cleanup
> those files as well.

If I'm remembering right, a full install of Moinmoin (not just running the
service portably in the unpacked tree) puts a moin command into /usr/bin.
The documentation for it isn't great yet, but you can find it at

Unfortunately, it doesn't have a mechanism for cleaning out users beyond
obvious duplicate accounts. One possibility that I was looking at is that
v1.5 of Moinmoin updates ".trail" files for all logged-in users, even if
the page trail display has been disabled.

The idea was to scan the user directory for all .trail files with a mod-time
older than a certain time period (I picked 1 year). If a user has logged in
to do anything more recently than then, it should show up in the mod-time of
the .trail file.

I wanted to test my scripts a little more, but this was one thing my
sweep-once script at was designed
to do. Besides blanking-out and putting "" instead of "file.tmp" in
line 96 of, the logic seemed sound on small test batches. I
wanted to try it on a full copy of the Wine Wiki just to be safe though.

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 4:40 AM, André Hentschel wrote:
> This should also speed up that old wiki and maybe helps upgrading it (hopefully that'll happen soon :D).

I haven't touched a line of code in a couple of months (had a holiday job that
really knocked the wind from my sails at times), but after getting settled into
my classes over the next few days, I plan on working on moving the wiki to
v1.9 of Moinmoin again.

The one thing that would probably help a lot is if there was a regularly
updated tarball of the wiki content either at WineHQ or Lattica's FTP again. I
haven't messed with cron itself much, but my archive.cron script should pack
up the files correctly. The main complication is that the user dir probably
should be shared on a need-to-know basis because it contains weakly-hashed
password info.


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