Wine Wiki needs your help!

Dimi Paun dimi at
Tue Jan 15 10:19:32 CST 2013

Hi folks,

Thanks for all the help and hits -- much appreciated.

I ended up writing a few scripts myself that cleaned up
both the pages and users. It should do for now.

Please let me know if you see any problems with the
wiki, I hope I wasn't over-eager when cleaning up spam :)))


On 01/15/2013 11:10 AM, Kyle Auble wrote:
> 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.
> Kyle

Dimi Paun
Lattica, Inc.

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