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[[Sirius Software]] offers free copies of this wiki to anyone interested in the material.  The copies are formatted in XML, appropriate for loading to your own installation of Mediawiki, or for use in any of the after-market products designed to present Wikipedia or Mediawiki content offline.
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The content of {{SITENAME}} is available for download, provided only that no copyright notices may be removed or altered.  The download format is a zip archive that contains both an XML dump of the wiki pages suitable for loading into your own installation of Mediawiki (or one of the many personal wiki implementations) and a tar file with all of the uploaded images and other objects such as PDF files.
  
==How to get a copy of Sirwiki==
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==How to download a copy of {{SITENAME}}==
 
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Use one of the following URLs to download a copy of the {{SITENAME}} contents:
To take a copy of the Sirius wiki, point your browser--or other HTTP client application--at one of the following URLs:
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<p class="code">{{SERVER}}{{SCRIPTPATH}}/images/M204wiki_full.zip or
 
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{{SERVER}}{{SCRIPTPATH}}/images/M204wiki_current.zip
http://wiki.sirius-software.com/images/sirWiki_full.xml
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</p>
http://wiki.sirius-software.com/images/sirWiki_current.xml
 
 
 
'''sirWiki_full.xml''' contains the full Sirius Wiki (minus user records, security groups and "talk" pages), including all past versions of each page.  As of Decenberr 2011, this file is approximately 120 megabytes of data, and expected to constantly increase in size.
 
 
 
'''sirWiki_current.xml''' contains only the latest update of each Sirius Wiki page (minus users, security groups and "talk" pages).  This copy provides the latest version of all material but ''without'' the page history.  As of November 2011, this file is approximately 11.4 megabytes in size, and expected to increase in size but to always remain smaller than the ''full'' version.  '''This is probably the copy you want.'''
 
  
Both of the above files are refreshed every night, at midnight EST, from the Sirius Wiki.
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'''M204wiki_full.zip''' contains the full {{SITENAME}} content (minus user records, security groups and "talk" pages), including all past versions of each page.  As of September 2014, this file is approximately 104 megabytes of data, and expected to constantly increase in size.
  
===Updating the Wiki===
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'''M204wiki_current.zip''' contains only the latest version of each {{SITENAME}} page (minus user records, security groups and "talk" pages).  This copy provides the latest version of all material but ''without'' the page history.  As of September 2014, this file is approximately 46 megabytes in size, and it is expected to increase in size but to always remain smaller than the "full" version.  '''This is probably the copy you want.'''
  
If you make changes to your local copy of SirWiki and refresh from the source at Sirius, your local changes will be lost.  The download we provide is a full refresh, and no incremental option is currently offered.
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Both of the above files are refreshed every night, just after midnight Boston time.
  
If you'd like to contribute to the Wiki, please do it directly on the Sirius wiki.
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===Updating local copies of {{SITENAME}}===
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If you make changes to a downloaded copy of the {{SITENAME}} content, then of course those changes will be lost if you refresh the downloaded copy; The download and import process is a full refresh, and no incremental option is currently offered.
  
==What to do with your copy of SirWiki==
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If you'd like to contribute to {{SITENAME}}, you will need to [[M204wiki:Get M204wiki User ID|obtain a M204wiki User ID]].
  
Most likely you are taking a copy of the Sirius Wiki because your Model 204 site does not provide internet access from your site during work hoursKeeping a local copy of the Sirius Wiki provides the Sirius documentation in a format that can be kept as up-to-date as you like.
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==What to do with your copy of {{SITENAME}}==
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Most likely you are downloading a copy of {{SITENAME}} because your <var class="product">Model&nbsp;204</var> site does not allow internet access.  Maintaining a local copy of {{SITENAME}} provides access in a format that can be kept as up-to-date as you like.
  
If you want to present the Sirius Wiki in its original format, you'll want to install a local copy of Mediawiki, the software behind the Siruis Wiki:
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If you want to present {{SITENAME}} totally faithful to its original format, you'll want to install a local copy of Mediawiki, the software currently hosting {{SITENAME}}:
  
  Mediawiki: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
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<p class="code">http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki</p>
  
There are a variety of methods for importing the Sirius wiki dump, all explained at the Mediawiki site:
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There are a variety of methods for importing a {{SITENAME}} XML dump and related binary uploads, all explained at the Mediawiki site:
  
  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps
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<p class="code">http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps</p>
  
Once you have a copy of Mediawiki installed, the simplest way to load the Sirius wiki content in a single step is via the script in ''maintenance/importDump.php'' (documentation provided at the above link). For example:
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Once you have a copy of Mediawiki installed, the simplest way to load the M204wiki content in a single step is via the script in <code>maintenance/importDump.php</code> (documentation provided in "Using importDump.php, if you have shell access" at the above link). For example, issue a command like the following (this is the file which was downloaded on September 10, 2014):
<p class="code">
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<p class="code">php \www\mediawiki\maintenance\importDump.php c:\users\dave\downloads\XC140910.xml
php \www\mediawiki\maintenance\importDump.php c:\users\dave\downloads\sirWiki_current.xml
 
 
</p>
 
</p>
The above command can be run in Windows, if the MoWeS portable reader was installed in the root directory containing <code>\www</code> and the current SirWiki was saved in the above <code>downloads</code> directory.
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The above command can be run in Windows, if the MoWeS portable reader was installed in the root directory containing <code>\www</code> and the current M204wiki was saved in the above <code>downloads</code> directory.
  
Alternately, you can forgo the local installation of Mediawiki and use one of the aftermarket readers designed to import and display the Mediawiki XML dump.  The most popular one is ''Wikitaxi'' (Windows only; no Linux or OS/X version is provided):
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Alternately, you can forgo the local installation of Mediawiki and use one of the aftermarket readers designed to import and display the Mediawiki XML dump.  The most popular one is Wikitaxi (Windows only; no Linux or OS/X version is provided):
  
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#WikiTaxi
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<p class="code">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#WikiTaxi</p>
  
 
A number of other viewing options are explained at the above page.
 
A number of other viewing options are explained at the above page.
  
==Copyright==
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==See also==
 
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<ul>
All material in the Sirius Wiki is copyright 2010 by Sirius Software, Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The material is provided here as reference material for our clients, for users of [[Model 204]] and for educational purposes in the technical community.
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<li>The Model 204 homepage: http://model204.rocket-software.com
 
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<li>Mediawiki: http://www.mediawiki.org<
==References==
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<li>Wikitaxi: http://www.wikitaxi.org
 
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<li>Wikimedia XML dump importing: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps
The Sirius Homepage: http://sirius-software.com<br />
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<li>Mediawiki XML dump format: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Export
Mediawiki: http://www.mediawiki.org<br />
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<li>Wikipedia's information page on using XML database dumps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download
Wikitaxi: http://www.wikitaxi.org<br />
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</ul>
Wikimedia XML dump importing: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps<br />
 
Mediawiki XML dump format: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Export<br />
 
Wikipedia's information page on using XML database dumps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download
 

Latest revision as of 14:17, 15 August 2017

The content of m204wiki is available for download, provided only that no copyright notices may be removed or altered. The download format is a zip archive that contains both an XML dump of the wiki pages suitable for loading into your own installation of Mediawiki (or one of the many personal wiki implementations) and a tar file with all of the uploaded images and other objects such as PDF files.

How to download a copy of m204wiki

Use one of the following URLs to download a copy of the m204wiki contents:

https://m204wiki.rocketsoftware.com/images/M204wiki_full.zip or https://m204wiki.rocketsoftware.com/images/M204wiki_current.zip

M204wiki_full.zip contains the full m204wiki content (minus user records, security groups and "talk" pages), including all past versions of each page. As of September 2014, this file is approximately 104 megabytes of data, and expected to constantly increase in size.

M204wiki_current.zip contains only the latest version of each m204wiki page (minus user records, security groups and "talk" pages). This copy provides the latest version of all material but without the page history. As of September 2014, this file is approximately 46 megabytes in size, and it is expected to increase in size but to always remain smaller than the "full" version. This is probably the copy you want.

Both of the above files are refreshed every night, just after midnight Boston time.

Updating local copies of m204wiki

If you make changes to a downloaded copy of the m204wiki content, then of course those changes will be lost if you refresh the downloaded copy; The download and import process is a full refresh, and no incremental option is currently offered.

If you'd like to contribute to m204wiki, you will need to obtain a M204wiki User ID.

What to do with your copy of m204wiki

Most likely you are downloading a copy of m204wiki because your Model 204 site does not allow internet access. Maintaining a local copy of m204wiki provides access in a format that can be kept as up-to-date as you like.

If you want to present m204wiki totally faithful to its original format, you'll want to install a local copy of Mediawiki, the software currently hosting m204wiki:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

There are a variety of methods for importing a m204wiki XML dump and related binary uploads, all explained at the Mediawiki site:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Importing_XML_dumps

Once you have a copy of Mediawiki installed, the simplest way to load the M204wiki content in a single step is via the script in maintenance/importDump.php (documentation provided in "Using importDump.php, if you have shell access" at the above link). For example, issue a command like the following (this is the file which was downloaded on September 10, 2014):

php \www\mediawiki\maintenance\importDump.php c:\users\dave\downloads\XC140910.xml

The above command can be run in Windows, if the MoWeS portable reader was installed in the root directory containing \www and the current M204wiki was saved in the above downloads directory.

Alternately, you can forgo the local installation of Mediawiki and use one of the aftermarket readers designed to import and display the Mediawiki XML dump. The most popular one is Wikitaxi (Windows only; no Linux or OS/X version is provided):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Database_download#WikiTaxi

A number of other viewing options are explained at the above page.

See also