I forward this response to an off-list question about my MoinMoin exporter
also to moin-user list because I think there are people who can contribute
to this issue and also to update the community about the status of my
First, my plans on the MoinMoin export tool have had slightly different
results than originally. We now have the export tool (and our whole wiki
farm, finally converted from 1.1) running under MoinMoin 1.5.3 (still with
lots of modifications), however we have not yet published it or tested it
for standard MoinMoin. It uses a number of formatters and in some cases a
modified wiki parser.
There are two ways to use the exporter, depending on if you want to export a
single page or parts of the wiki:
* use interactive action "ExportPage" on a single page (any user, curently
for PDF, HTM for CHM, Plain Text, TOC for CHM, Index for CHM). This will
provide a link to the exported file for download.
* use the export module as a "new style script" (subcommand module of the
new moin.py command line script) (administrator, on the server, curently for
PDF, HTM for CHM, Plain Text, TOC for CHM, Index for CHM, Microsoft Word)
We use it to produce nightly CHM exports that are used as online help for
our product and for ad-hoc export of single pages to PDF.
The PDF formatter (using reportlab) is very far from being perfect and I do
not work much on it any more. It looks like in the meantime other people
have created similar solutions, however I haven't checked any of those.
The Microsoft Word formatter has been more or less abandoned.
It should be relatively easy to include other formatters.
Now to the question regarding latex. I do not do any latex anymore (I used
to love it in the 90's until it was banned by management, switched to
HTML+CHM based documentation 1999 and later on MoinMoin Wiki was our more
succesful way to re-introduce a sensible large-scale document editing method
;-), so I can't help much on that issue.
However I see from the http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/FormatterMarket that
there is some work in this area done by JohannesBerg (see
http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/JohannesBerg) which seems to do something in
that direction. Maybe this is enough for your purpose or it could be
combined with my export tools to enable you to export multiple pages.
I recommend that you discuss this topic via moin-user list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hauser Helmut [mailto:helmut.hauser@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 1:34 PM
> To: robert.seeger@...
> Subject: Universal MoinMoin export
> I've seen that you are working on an universal MoinMoin export tool.
> On your personal page
> (http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/RobertSeeger) you
> mention that you just export to MS-formats, since
> these are the once you going to need.
> My question is, if you know, if there is planned to export pages to
> LaTeX too.
> Thanks a lot and have a nice day,
> - helmut
> Helmut Hauser
> Institute for Theoretical Computer Sciences
> Technische Universitaet Graz
> Inffeldgasse 16b, I
> A-8010 Graz, Austria
> Tel: + 43 316 873-5821
> Fax: + 43 316 873-5805