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This page is to talk about the possible entrance of a modified NWiki into the Moodle 2.0 core.

NWiki roadmap

Right now DFwikiteam is focussed in the following issues:

XHTML Strict

  • NWiki complies with XHTML transitional. April 2007
  • NWiki complies with XHTML Strict mid May '07
    • this affects main engine
    • blocks not finished yet (some javascript to look up to)

Logs and stats

We need to ckeck out stats and logs with nwiki.

Code Tunning : new wiki api

There's a big issue in the code, the $WS variable that acts like a big set of global variables.

  • We are getting $WS smaller day by day
  • We are witting a new internal API to create an internal layer of services for developers.

Done!!! Two main layers for developers have been written and working inside of the Nwiki distributions since May 2007. PHPDoc documentation is available here.

PHPUnit testing

  • a set of PHPUnit tests have been developed to ensure the quality of the thing.
  • test case descriptions have been written to help developers and maintainers

NWiki PHPUnit documentation

shall we trim nwiki ?

NWiki is Huge ! As many have said we implement a lot of features that maybe are not necessary for everybody. We could have a reduced set of nwiki into the oficial distribution and a 3rd party and a extended version as 3rd part plug in. Things that could be taken outside:

Maybe we keep them

  • wiki course format
  • discussion pages ?
  • grading in wikis ?
  • ranking and votes?

Most likely

New upcoming toys

In June 2007 will come new features that need to be sorted in or out of the basic distribution

Migration issues

So far the data migration works fine. No bugs reported without attending.

rethink wiki permisions and roles

  • a user can discuss the page while he cannot edit the page
  • the teacher cat FIX a markup for a wiki in the wiki options form.

Tracked issues

There are several bugs and improvements listed in Moodle's tracker.

More?

Let's rememeber to complete the PDF export thing (HTML Editor wiki pages are not exported) Expected mid june

Even More features Implemented

Wiki Templates

  • Add templates so that some content can be made available to all groups when they start using a wiki
Implemented, in release June 2007

mailto

  • a mailto link for dfwiki
has already ben developed must be included in next release mailto dfwiki forum thread

And finally

Dynamical online import from mediawiki utilty... :-D

Old DFwiki requests

Use this page for requests of bugfixes and new features on the NWiki The DFwikiteam will keep a sharp eye on the list.

Miscellaneous

  • We need to implement some [[Special pages]] like mediawiki's [[Recent changes]].
  • Section edit.
  • borrow some interface ideas from OUWiki

block wikipage

Would be useful to have a block with the content of a wikipage.

If you select 'social' course format you have the option of inserting a social activities block... I don't get that option for the DFWiki, but I think I should so I can add other Moodle activities...

otherwise, when I go to admin/site I can choose to display a topic section where I can put activities and this may be an alternative solution.

Note: In theme Including wiki page in other Moodle resources was announced filter, which can include wiki-page into any filterable place. In summ with existing html block it sounds like solution for this suggestion! --Ne Nashev 07:52, 26 March 2006 (WST)


Including wiki page in other Moodle resources

I suggest add to standard filters (like Autoformat, Markdown) tag which allow include content (not a link) of wiki page (without editing). This will allow to use wiki as general place for storage texts and use them in resources, lessons and so on.

Note: In theme Including wiki page in other Moodle resources was announced this filter



The words "Change to one of the following editors" tells the new user to change to an editor other than the default editor. As this works now, the choice cannot be changed once selected.

In order to avoid this confusion, the teacher should be able to make the default editor the only choice.

In the meantime, the option "Change to one of the following editors" could be moved down below the buttons: save, preview, cancel.

That way new users will be more likely to use the default editor and not lock themselves into one of the other options. forum tread



Moodle wide metawiki

We need a metawiki index to easily link between wikis. The idea is to have admin tool to manage the wiki-names to be able to refer easily from one wiki to another like this:

[wiki-name:wikipagename|label to link]

Special wiki pages

Wiki reference.

To implement biblio references... a link like [ref:refname] Will lead us to a editing page with a form (maybe a [[database module]] form) to enter the biblio reference ( title, author, isbn, link , pages ... and so on )... Once we got that any page with a reference to a biblio ref will get printed at its bottom the complete reference and a link to it.

This feature proposal comes within the [[wikibook]] line of work

weird course interaction stuff

If you select 'social' course format you have the option of inserting a social activities block... I don't get that option if I select DFWiki, but I think I should so I can add other Moodle activities... (using Moodle 1.6)

Otherwise, when I go to admin/site I can choose to display 1 topic section where I can put activities and this may be an alternative solution.

Also if I modify a course that had a different format, such as topics ,to be DFWiki the course crashes and you cannot get back to original course format because of the error it throws up.


See also