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posted 2 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: installation problems (mac osx lion)

Thanks for the bug report.

The latest development version ( .tar.gz, bzr or git) should fix this problem.

 
posted almost 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Since I’ve not had much success reproducing your bug, why don’t we see whether implementing your suggestion fixes it for you?

Apply the following patch:


=== modified file 'app/controllers/revision_sweeper.rb'
--- app/controllers/revision_sweeper.rb 2011-09-21 04:46:36 +0000
+++ app/controllers/revision_sweeper.rb 2013-05-30 05:11:33 +0000
@@ -7,15 +7,15 @@
   observe Revision, Page
   
   def before_save(record)
-    if record.is_a?(Revision)
-      expire_cached_page(record.page.web, record.page.name) 
-      expire_cached_revisions(record.page)
+    if record.is_a?(Page)
+      expire_cached_page(record.web, record.name) 
+      expire_cached_revisions(record)
     end
   end
   
   def after_save(record)
-    if record.is_a?(Revision)
-      expire_caches(record.page)
+    if record.is_a?(Page)
+      expire_caches(record)
     end
   end
 
 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

I put 2.9.1 in the Gemfile but I don’t know if that’s the minimum value.

Might as well assume that 2.9.1 is the minimum (since we know that it works). I updated the instructions accordingly.

Interestingly, bundle won’t update to the latest version unless you specify such a minimum.

Correct. If you don’t specify a version, then any version is supposed to suffice.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Poking around, I discovered that my fresh install was using version 2.9.1 of the mysql gem but the live installs were using 2.8.1.

If there’s a minimum version number for the gem that we should be using (no version number is currently specified), then that would be good to know, so that the Gemfile can be updated, accordingly.

Curious, though, that this “cache bug” of yours would seem to have nothing to do with … caching.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Windows installation not working

So any tips on migrating an already running wiki on a different server?

The advantage of SQLite3 is that the entire database is in a single file, db/production.db.sqlite3 … which makes it easy to transfer.


   bundle exec rake upgrade_instiki

will, among other things, perform the necessary database migrations (assuming the previous one is not too old).

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Windows installation not working

Never had so much trouble for something that is supposed to be so simple.. ugh..

Hopefully, you pain will be someone else’s gain, if the Windows installation instructions can be improved, based on your experience.

However looks like every gem listed on the gem file i have to install manually…

I don’t understand.


bundle install –path vendor/bundle

doesn’t install the gems in in the vendor/bundle/ruby/* ?

Or it does install them, but then Instiki can’t find them?

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Windows installation not working

The sqlite3 rubygem won’t compile without thelibsqlite3 C-library. (Unlike many rubygems, which are pure Ruby, this one contains a C extension that links to the aforementioned library.)

Windows (unlike other operating systems) doesn’t come with that library installed. Some Ruby installers, for Windows, install it; evidently, some don’t. For those, you’ll have to install it yourself.

If you google around, you’ll find plenty of useful advice on this topic. Unfortunately (since i don’t have any familiarity with Windows), I’m not a useful source for such advice. But, yes, as far as I can tell, installing the Windows SQLite3 package is a prerequisite for getting the sqlite3 rubygem installed.

How does this installation work? What i gather you use “GIT” to download all the packages or i think bundles is the term and then ruby installs them on the system?

Bundler lets you manage/install rubygems, without installing them on the system. Instead, they are installed in your application’s vendor/bundle directory.

But that’s not where (as far as I can tell) your problem lies.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Windows installation not working

I don’t know what Ruby installation you have for Windows, but presumably, you are missing the SQLite3 precompiled binaries for Windows.

Presumably, the Windows Installation Instructions could be improved.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: instiki without database?

I’m not sure why you think the Madeleine Persistence Layer (which, I believe, is what 0.9.2 uses) is lighter-weight than Sqlite3.

You do need to store the data somewhere. And, with Sqlite3,

  • there’s no separate database process
  • the data is stored in a single file, db/production.db.sqlite3.
 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: instiki without database?

No.

You need some database. But the default sqlite3 is as lightweight as humanly possible.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

Great idea.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: problem running instiki after installation

Probably, those instructions are out-of-date. (Help updating them would be appreciated.)

It would be best to ensure that you have a fully-functioning Ruby (1.9.3 is preferable) installation before proceeding with getting Instiki running. Perhaps these instructions might help.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: problem running instiki after installation

I followed all the instructions on your installation page for ubuntu.

What page are you talking about?

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Feature Requests

It’s been suggested that this is because that is in a div with class name byline.

That seems a pretty thin reed on which to base a request for changing the class names we use.

Google is pretty cagey about what algorithms they use. I’m kinda dubious about this one.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

edited 3 years ago

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

I am fairly certain that none of my recent updates would affect this scenario..

But I’m happy to hear that it fixed itself.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: migration to Rails3.

This is extremely interesting.

Porting Instiki to Rails3 has long been on my TODO list. But (as you’ve seen), it’s not a small job. So it keeps getting pushed back in favour of other things. So I’m really happy you’re working on this!

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Pandoc is clearly weird. But you have uncovered a regression in Maruku. I’ve fixed that bug in the latest version in my repository on Github.

  ruby bundle update

will fix the problem.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Migration from Textile

Interesting question!

I guess the first question is: do you want to convert the whole history (ie all previous revisions of each page) to Markdown, or just the current version?

If you just need the current version converted, you can go to the “Export” tab, and click on “Markup” to create a zip archive containing the (Textile) markup of each page.

If you want to convert the previous revisions, too, then you should look at the rake tasks described on this page. Those instructions are geared towards migrating from one database (e.g. sqlite) to another (e.g. MySQL). But they would also be useful in converting the content of the revisions` table, without changing database engines.

  • The db:fixtures:export_all rake task dumps your database to a (series of) YAML file(s).
  • db:fixtures:import_all imports them to a (new) database.

In between, you’d run a conversion on the dump/fixtures/revisions.yml file.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

I’m sorry.

Could you please distill that long and rambling discussion in to a set of steps by which one might reproduce the bug?

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Instiki website

The instiki.org website is a hopeless mess, on many levels. Alas, I don’t control it, so I can’t do much about it (except to send the occasional plaintive email message to Matthias, which he ignores).

Instead, point your browser at my website, which contains both up-to-date information and (as best as I am able to assure) is spam-free.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Sorry, I follow exactly the steps you outlined, and it’s adequate+subcategory (and its variants) that get cleared from the cache, not adequate+subcategory+>+history.

The scenario you outline (involving the old name being forgotten before the cache gets swept) is exactly what the before_save action is supposed to avoid. Then the cache gets swept again in an after_save action.

Now, the only thing I can think of is that I tested this under SQLite3, rather than MySQL. Perhaps the driver for the latter does something funky. But that seems unlikely…

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Debugging uninterruptible sleep

It looks as though it is the “All Pages” request that is clogging up the works, … at 7000 pages then it’s a bit cumbersome, to say the least,

I have no idea why that would be an issue.

It’s not as if Instiki has to do anything with those 7000 pages, apart from retrieving an alphabetical list of their names (and URLs). If that’s indeed your problem, it would be nice to know why.

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Heterotic Beast – Topic: MathJax 2.0

The latest commits, to Heterotic Beast, upgrade it to MathJax 2.0 (from 1.1). This loads (a little) faster, and also sports a SVG rendering option (selectable from the context menu).

 
posted 3 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: MathJax 2.0

The latest commits, to Instiki, upgrade it to MathJax 2.0 (from 1.1). This loads (a little) faster, and also sports a SVG rendering option (selectable from the context menu).

 
posted almost 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

Hmmm. Both look wrong. What I think we want is:

table_name = f.gsub( Regexp.new(Regexp.escape(Rails.root.join('dump','fixtures').to_s + File::SEPARATOR)), '').gsub('.yml', '')

The point being that the output of Regexp.escape is a (properly-escaped) string which is suitable as input to Regexp.new.

 
posted almost 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Bugs

If you’ve found a mistake in the rake task, please send me a patch.

 
posted almost 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Heterotic Beast – Topic: MySQL Gotcha

If you’re going to use Heterotic Beast in production, you need to be running MySQL 5.5.3 or later, and follow the advice in this blog post.

Otherwise, the lack of support for Unicode will come back to bite you.

 
posted almost 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: itex2MML – Topic: weird math fonts

P.S.: Congratulations on figuring out how to make this page ill-formed! It took a bit of work to fix the issue.

 
posted 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: Some questions

  • Is there a way to link to a category? My idea is to have a lot of categories, but only link to the most important ones from the homepage. I couldn’t figure out any way to do that.

Not sure what you are after. Perhaps you mean to link to the page listing all pages in category ‘foo’. The url for that is /list/foo .

  • Macros for iTex: Is there any way to define per-page or global macros?

No. Though this is a much-discussed question.

  • Errors for iTex: So far it seems like if some TeX expression doesn’t work you just get the source rendered, but there is no way to find exactly where the error is. This way if I have a long equation I am left to hunt through the whole thing for the missed bracket or parenthesis. Is there something I’m missing?

I agree that itex’s error-reporting is pretty useless. Depending on the type of error (a missed brace bracket, say), LaTeX’s is often not much better. Here, at least, you know which equation to look at for the error, as each equation is parsed separately, and errors can’t spill over as they sometimes do in LaTeX.

  • Linking and/or embedding local files: I am running Instiki locally, but I am syncing the whole thing online, so I can use it from more than one computer. I often use Xournal (on a tablet PC) to take notes/do calculations. While for high-level results, or summaries, Instiki is fine, for long/messy calculations it’s a lot faster to just hand-write them in Xournal. Ideally, I want to be able to link to a Xournal file from Instiki and have some quick way of viewing or editing it. Right now it seems like that the only way is to put a file:/// url, but that requires syncing two things separately, and making sure the url’s make sense on every computer I am using.

Look at Instiki’s file upload capability.

That probably doesn’t help you very much from the point of view of syncing between different computers (as each Instiki installation will have its own set of uploaded files).

  • Editing SVG graphics: This is something that I’m pretty sure is a bug. It seems like unless there is empty space before and after the svg tags, the “Edit SVG graphic” button doesn’t show up.

I think it doesn’t like ”<svg” as the first characters on a page. But I have not had any trouble if the graphic is in the middle of the text.

  • How can I adjust the way math is rendered? I am using Firefox 11 under Linux. All math is much smaller than the surrounding text (e.g. 0 is the height of a lower case letter). I imagine there is some CSS option to change the font size for math, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.

That’s strange. I am using Firefox on a Mac, and see no such inconsistency. Do you have the STIX fonts installed?

  • I have some programing experience, though I haven’t used Ruby before. I am willing to try to add some of these features myself, if you can give me some pointers as to where to start.

Contributions are always welcome. The source repository is available both through BZR and on Github.

 
posted 4 years ago
distler 100 posts

Forum: Instiki – Topic: How to Generate Table of Contents (TOC)

Why don’t you click on the “Source” link, say, at http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/wiki/instiki/show/HomePage, to see how it’s done. Of course, you also want to look at the source of the Sidebar itself.