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#129262 Hosted App: MediaWiki as project home page

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2008-10-07
2008-09-13
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Is is possible to enable MediaWiki as our project home page, without us using http redirects etc?

I.e. an option for mediawiki to be in this url:
http://myproject.sourceforge.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
(it would be even better with url rewritting, http://myproject.sourceforge.net/Main_Page\)

It'll be much easier for users to remember than
https://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/myproject/index.php?title=Main_Page

Also, if it's possible, please remove the sourceforge banner and put something smaller that doesn't cover 1/4 of the screen, and better put it an the bottom... The sourceforge name is in the url, no need for such a big banner!

Thanks for your services,
alkisg

Discussion

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  • Jacob Moorman
    Jacob Moorman
    2008-10-06

    We've reviewed your feedback. At present we don't have any plans to modify the SourceForge.net banner.

    It is possible for you to put a redirector in project web space which would send users to your Hosted Apps-housed MediaWiki install. Since there are a variety of approaches you could take, however, we leave this as an exercise for you. A very basic PHP redirector should be very little effort

    Such as:

    <?php

    header("Location: https://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/myproject/index.php?title=Main_Page");
    exit();

    ?>

    I would recommend against deeper rewriting, since it adds complexity.

    Thank you,

    Jacob Moorman
    Director of Operations, SourceForge.net

     
  • Jacob Moorman
    Jacob Moorman
    2008-10-06

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Thank you for your feedback.

    > I would recommend against deeper rewriting, since it adds complexity.
    I meant URL rewriting with Apache mod_rewrite: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html
    This allows for simpler and more permanent URLs (e.g. http://myproject.sourceforge.net/Help\), something not possible with http redirections.
    Mod_rewrite would have to be enabled at /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ on the sourceforge server farm.

    Are we allowed to install our own version of MediaWiki in the web space you provide us?
    (I mean at http://myproject.sourceforge.net\).

    Kind regards,
    Alkis Georgopoulos

     
    • status: closed --> open
     
  • Jacob Moorman
    Jacob Moorman
    2008-10-07

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Jacob Moorman
    Jacob Moorman
    2008-10-07

    We encourage you to make use of our Hosted Apps offering, but nothing precludes you from running MediaWiki in project web space.

    -Jacob