Fwd: Adding MediaWiki extension "AdvancedSearch" to Community Wiki

Carl Schwan carl at carlschwan.eu
Sun Aug 18 14:02:46 BST 2019

Hi Alexander,

I agree what the search in the wikis is not good, but the "AdvancedSearch"
extension is not solution, because the extension depends on ElasticSearch.

Having an ElasticSearch would mean an increased infrastructure burden for
the sysadmins and the security features[1] are not part of the open source

I already had some ideas of a language dependent search for userbase and
techbase. MediaWiki has a hook system that can be easily extended [2][3].
But unfortunately I didn't have the yet to implement my ideas.


Carl Schwan

[1]: https://www.elastic.co/fr/subscriptions
[2]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Hooks/SearchIndexFields
[3]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Hooks/SpecialSearchResults

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday 17 August 2019 22:15, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Alexander Potashev aspotashev at gmail.com
> Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 8:15 PM
> Subject: Adding MediaWiki extension "AdvancedSearch" to Community Wiki
> To: kde-webmaster at kde.org

> Hi,

> bugs.kde.org has no product to enter requests regarding the Wikis, so
> I'm writing to the email address mentioned in the footer at
> https://community.kde.org/Main_Page .

> After moving glossaries for Russian translations from a separate Wiki
> to under https://community.kde.org/RU/Глоссарии_KDE/ they became
> harder to search. If I search for an English word at community.kde.org
> using the MediaWiki's integration search feature, it will likely find
> a lot of pages unrelated to Russian glossaries, that makes actual
> glossary items very hard to discover.

> I think this MediaWiki extension would fix the problem:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AdvancedSearch - it has a
> search parameter "Subpages of this page: ..." which can be set to for
> example "RU/" to limit the search to pages for Russian team. Any other
> extension adding such feature would also work.

> P.S. I'm not subscribed to kde-www, please CC me.

> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> Alexander Potashev

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