Unlike existing tools that I’ve found that more or less target the same needs, mine will address two peculiarities :
- using MediaWiki’s API to perform the import, where many tools seemed to use SQL requests: this should allow non-administrator users to do the job,
- importing to wikis of projects hosted on FusionForge instances, even when the project is not public, which means that the API calls need to authenticate to FusionForge first.
The tool is written in Python, and will include my own crappy wiki syntax converter in Python, instead of spawning existing Perl scripts, as others did.
It may happen to work for FosWiki too, but I don’t intend to use it beyond our old TWiki installations, for a start.
Stay tuned for more progress updates.
Edit: I’ve now released a first version.