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I'm enjoying (mostly) getting JSPWiki to work with mysql on Mac OS X 10.3. I updated the DatabaseProviderPatch to fix a couple of bugs, and things are working OK now. I'm using:

  • JSPWiki 2.0.52
  • Tomcat 4.1.24
  • MySQL 4.0.15
Had problems getting Tomcat 4 plugged into the Apache 1.3 that comes with the OS, so I use tomcat directly (port 8080). Mac installs for both MySQL and Tomcat came from

I've also brought my local JSPWiki on Linux, with MySQL 3.22. The only hiccup was that the Mac file system is not case-sensitive, which also applied to the MySQL table names. Otherwise, it was just a matter of copying all the files and databases.

Had a dream last night -- I went to the JSP Wiki site and the left menu was gone and header just said "JSPWiki 4". What does it mean? A glimpse of the future?

Ideas pages are a little confusing, so...

My JspWiki Wish List#

  • [{Image}]] Plugin to support wiki links in the link field. Then I could easily have an image attachment that is a thumbnail link to another image attachment that is full size.
    • Will happen shortly, I hate the current behaviour as well. --JanneJalkanen
  • Rename a page -- sometimes I choose a bad name.
  • "Ring" plugin and naming convention that is similar to Category. The presense of [{Ring name=Flower}]] would establish a category and would expand into HTML that would produce forward and backwards arrows around the ring name. Something equivalent to: [{Image href='Pic/back.png' link='Iris'}] [RingFlower] [{Image href='Pic/forward.png' link='Rose'}] Clicking on the ring name would act like a category name now, bringing up a list of the ring's members. Clicking on an arrow would move the another page in the ring. I think implementing this would be helped by suggested changed to ReferenceManager so it could track generated references.
    • There's currently a problem with ReferenceManager not talking to plugins, otherwise a good idea.
  • "Stamp" or "Me" plugin that would generate a signature to append to some edits. [{Me}]] would generate <i>--My Name yyyy-mm-dd</i>
    • Quite doable with 2.2 PageFilters.
      • Quite right. I have contributed StampFilter. A plugin wouldn't work anyway since the substitution has to take place on save, not on presentation. Thanks for the tip.
  • Comments field on the edit page that would be shown in any list of file changes.
    • Not likely to happen until we get our metadata framework properly done.
  • Faster search.
    • The search is fast, it's just that sometimes CachingProvider empties the page cache and it has to load everything again... :-)
  • Inclusion of DatabaseProviderPatch or similar in a future release. I have verified that it works with JSPWiki v2.1.87-cvs. I am working on a ~SQLProvider that is based on DatabaseProvider but also stores attachments in the MySQL database (in addition to wikipages).
  • Import Files plugin. I think I'll need to do this as a companion to the SQLProvider. The idea is to import data stoed by one Provider into a form that can be used by another Provider. You give it the name of another properties file which contains the to-import Provider info, and the initialize method of the plugin sets up the to-import Provider based on this properties file and reads from it, while writing to the new Provider.
  • Some time to work on these...
    • Can't help you there, sorry.

Thanks for the comments, Janne.

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