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One of the most welcome additions to OpenOffice.org 2.3 is a new export filter that allows you to save Writer documents as MediaWiki-formatted pages. That's all fine and dandy if you are using MediaWiki, but what about other wiki systems? The answer to this question comes in the form of the OpenOffice2UniWakka export filter.
Here are two powerful tools for your MediaWiki installation. One helps you populate your wiki quickly from data in a spreadsheet. The other creates PDF ebooks, complete with tables of contents and page numbers, with a single click from your wiki.
After several years of trying to find a good note-taking solution, I've finally settled on a local installation of MediaWiki on my Ubuntu laptop for managing information relevant to my academic and personal pursuits. Below, I outline my experiences with the software, and explain why the ease of deploying it and similar packages on Ubuntu is one of the platform's greatest, and perhaps most under-
It is after all the largest, accessible, non-commercial information repository of all subjects on earth. If the status is granted it would not only mean more fame and recognition but also special protection and possibly funding. Wikipedia runs on free software (Mediawiki) and its contents are freely licensed.
"Steve Yegge's inspiring Emacs post has urged me to finally get my ass in gear and get some work done on maintaining the Rails on Emacs mode. The current emacs-rails mode is available from Rubyforge and I have cloned the current version of it to github at http://github.com/tomtt/emacs-rails/edit ..."
"...Turns out that Erlang comes with its own Emacs mode. I guess the guys and gals over at Ericsson labs are all Emacs hackers too. (As an aside, I also found one post from a user who highly recommended the Erlang emacs mode, even to users of other editors. His advice ran something like "What you'll want to do is type $> vim ~/.emacs and edit that file to include your Erlang path".
"I recently came across the GNU page: A guided tour of Emacs.It is a gem of an introduction to Emacs.Unlike the help distributed with Emacs (tutorial, FAQ, *info* pages), this tour does a good job illustrating the wide variety of Emacs capabilities, and I think it is much more motivating for a newbie than anything else I've seen." via http://trey-jackson.blogspot.com/2008/06/guided-tour-of-emacs.h