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LifeWiki updated

Postby Nathaniel » September 15th, 2014, 3:15 pm

Hey folks,

Just letting you know that I updated the MediaWiki software from 1.16 to 1.23 (the latest stable release) today. It wasn't quite as smooth as I was expecting, and I suspect there will be a couple weirdnesses on the wiki over the next few days until I get everything sorted out. Please let me know of anything weird/glitchy/whatever that you see. Thanks!
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby codeholic » September 15th, 2014, 6:01 pm

Apparently wiki pages with embedded YouTube videos stopped working. E. g. caterpillar, lobster, Gemini.
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby Nathaniel » September 15th, 2014, 6:45 pm

Fixed now, thanks!
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby Nathaniel » September 17th, 2014, 2:00 pm

After some tinkering today, I finally got the old-style wiki links (e.g., http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blinker) working again. But everyone please use the new-style short links (e.g., http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Blinker from now on :)
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby codeholic » September 18th, 2014, 1:51 am

Glider syntheses stats on the main page are broken:
Glider syntheses for {{#dpl:categorymatch=Patterns_that_can_be_constructed_with%|resultsheader=%TOTALPAGES%|format={{#if,:,,:|}}}} patterns.
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby wildmyron » September 18th, 2014, 9:24 am

Other category listings are similarly broken, such as "patterns found by ..." e.g. http://conwaylife.com/wiki/David_Bell
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby Nathaniel » September 18th, 2014, 9:58 am

Thanks guys -- both of those problems are now fixed. They were both caused by changes in the way that the DynamicPageList extension works with the new version of MediaWiki. Unfortunately it seems that some more complicated pages that use DynamicPageList (e.g., the oscillator category page) are still broken and might not be easy to fix.

Edit: After looking around, it doesn't look like there is a reasonable fix for the oscillator search box. It was kinda hack-y anyway, so I've just removed it for now.
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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby codeholic » October 17th, 2014, 4:22 pm

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Re: LifeWiki updated

Postby Nathaniel » October 29th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Yeah, unfortunately that pattern search box can't be easily fixed with the new version of MediaWiki... I'm not aware of a reasonably-functional alternative to the DynamicPageList extension, which was what made that search box (and the other search boxes, like the oscillator category page box) work.
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