aus dem Wiki des Entropia e.V., CCC Karlsruhe


Converting TWiki to MediaWiki

A while ago, we migrated our Entropia Wiki from TWiki to MediaWiki. I wrote a little dirty Perl script to help us migrating and it did help a lot. I'm not maintaining it anymore, still I wanted to share the script as it could be useful for other people. You can get it here. Don't bother me with bug reports :-)

From the script's description:

twiki2mediawiki converts TWiki Wikis to MediaWiki SQL. Make backups and pray.
A todo list called Twiki2mediawiki_TODO_list will be generated, so you can 
check each page for conversion errors.

- Doesn't handle umlauts in titles
- Leaves some HTML-markup that worked in TWiki hanging around
- Doesn't handle *fat* TWiki-style
- Doesn't handle TWiki-tables
- Doesn't handle Inter-TwikiWeb.Links correctly
- Doesn't handle all styles of links 
- Full text earching does not work: As you really should touch 
  every single page anyway, this is not a big problem.


Visit "Twiki2mediawiki_TODO_list" to fix your wiki:

- Rename a lot of pages (CameLcase)
- Fix b0rken links (see BUGS)
- Fix b0rken markup (see BUGS)

I believe the full-text search would work if you let MediaWiki reindex the whole Wiki. There's some info about that in the German Wikipedia's Download page.