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 2012-09-29, 08:08 #1 Sutton Shin   Sep 2012 1710 Posts Mersenne wikimedia platform = old Mersenne's Wikimedia software platform is getting old... For more revised features that I am planning to incorporate, I would appreciate if the mediawiki platform is updated. I am willing to do this myself.
 2012-09-29, 15:26 #2 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 7,573 Posts We are stuck with what we have. To get the math engine running we had to do a lot of weird code changes that were never documented. The fact that it runs at all is a miracle.
 2012-09-29, 15:34 #3 ixfd64 Bemusing Prompter     "Danny" Dec 2002 California 1000111100112 Posts IIRC, Mike has said that the reason for not upgrading the software was because it required a newer version of PHP, which the hosting provider does not support (and it's not possible for us to upgrade PHP ourselves due to the lack of direct access).
 2012-09-29, 21:17 #4 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 11101100101012 Posts We think the PHP thing is now updated to the correct version. Given the choice between something old that works or something new that is (possibly) broken beyond repair, we are inclined to "do no harm". A few months ago we sent a copy of the database off to Chalsall to look at, since he is an expert in that sort of thing. We are open to suggestions but we are limited in knowledge and ability.
 2012-09-29, 21:23 #5 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 11101100101012 Posts Code: \$ php -v PHP 5.3.15 (cli) (built: Jul 31 2012 15:11:38) Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies
2012-09-29, 21:51   #6
Xyzzy

"Mike"
Aug 2002

7,573 Posts

Quote:
 Upgrading becomes difficult if you have modified our source code, and you don't want your changes to be overwritten.

2012-09-29, 22:52   #7
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

2·5·911 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy
If you have the original source code you modified, you can use a RC system like Subversion (or simply diff) to try to figure out what you need to reapply.

Probably wouldn't be automatic, but it would make your life a whole lot easier (iff you decide to proceed). You'd want, of course, to work on a staging/testing implantation.

 2012-12-04, 06:24 #8 Sutton Shin   Sep 2012 17 Posts Title Could i look at the database as well?
2012-12-04, 06:58   #9
LaurV
Romulan Interpreter

Jun 2011
Thailand

5×11×157 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Sutton Shin Could i look at the database as well?
Yes, of course, see here.

(This like the joke with two blondes coming out of a restaurant in the middle of the night, one says "oh, I forgot to pee", the other one "don't be upset, I can teach you", well, my best translation, sorry if the pun is not so clear in English...)

 2012-12-11, 22:47 #10 Sutton Shin   Sep 2012 17 Posts -_- : Very funny. Seriously, could i check out and download the database?
 2012-12-12, 04:15 #11 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 7,573 Posts

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