Hi Lech,

Sorry, just to clarify - when you wrote "customisations for SMW", did you mean code changes to Semantic MediaWiki? Or to other extensions? Or were you talking about custom scripts and the like?

There's various built-in functionality for doing some of that stuff already: the Data Transfer extension does XML imports, and SMW itself can do a JSON export, although in both cases it's a specific format that might not match what you need.


On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Lech Rzedzicki <xchaotic@gmail.com> wrote:
Thank for getting in touch about this so quickly.

The project is using Semantic Media Wiki to store a data model and its
Wiki pages are really like man pages - every page maps to an 'entity'
in the model.
Wiki is useful for people to browse the model in a readable form, but
the more important factor is the ability to export to RDF and other
formats, which are then used by other systems to read the model and
stay in sync.

If all goes well (i.e. I have enough time to finish my paper) I will
be presenting more about the idea at XML London 2014 in June.

The custom features vary in complexity:
One of the core 'custom' features is the ability to convert XSD and
XML to wiki dumps and import them to the wiki.
Another is the ability to export the model in formats such as JSON,

This is working fine, but needs a few tweak, for example ability to
work with different namespaces.

On the more trivial end is the need to add or edit a few more
properties, templates and forms to the wiki.

There also improvements needed to the development/deployment process -
we are running dev/test/production instances of the wiki and we need
better sync etc.



On 2 May 2014 14:22, Yaron Koren <yaron@wikiworks.com> wrote:
> Hi Lech,
> Since we're already on the subject, would you be willing to share what kind
> of customizations you'd like to do? It may be helpful for you, and for
> everyone else, to discuss your ideas here before getting heavily into code
> development. As noted in the SMW FAQ [1], "it could be that such a feature
> or extension already exists, or that someone is already working on it, or
> that it's been discussed before and is considered infeasible, or at the very
> least that others will have helpful ideas about how to implement it."
> [1]
> http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/FAQ#I_would_like_to_contribute_a_bug_fix.2Fnew_feature.2Fnew_extension._How_do_I_do_that.3F
> -Yaron
> On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 7:15 AM, Lech Rzedzicki <xchaotic@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Good day everyone.
>> I hope this is ok with the rules of the mailing list.
>> I am looking for an individual to help me develop customisations for SMW.
>> The work is to be done remotely and I would prefer someone working in
>> the GMT+/-5 hours to align with my own working hours.
>> A good familiarity with XML/XSL and ideally also SPARQL will be a huge
>> bonus.
>> The company you will be working for is small and agile but has great
>> Fortune 500 clients, mostly in publishing sector.
>> We're scoring 9/12 on Joel Test Score
>> (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html) - ask me
>> for more details.
>> Really looking forward to hearing from people!!!
>> Lech Rzedzicki
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