Python programs (or other script language) on wiki?

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at
Fri Sep 19 12:35:21 CEST 2008

not sure we are talking about the same thing.
I was not talking about an offline version of the wiki, all or partial.
I was talking about putting Python scripts onto a wiki page. The  
_ACTUAL_ program. Not the documentation or so. The _LIVE_ script code.
Then tag the page with a special tag or put it in a special category.
Then, a server process would pick up all those pages and create .opk  
files for each that would show up in the repository.
You could then install those Python programs through the installer.
Like using the wiki for programming.

What do you think?

On Sep 19, 2008, at 6:09 PM, Minh Ha Duong wrote:

> Le vendredi 19 septembre 2008, Wolfgang Spraul a écrit :
>> I had this idea recently to put a simple Python script (program) on a
>> page, and have it packaged into an .opk file on the
>> backend, to show up in the repository at
>> We could define a special category for that, and then all wiki pages
>> in that category would be treated as script programs and show up as
>> packages (one for each wiki page) in the repository.
>> What do you think?
> We agreed that was a good idea.
> I suggested to elaborate on
> but no time to do it.
> A simple Python script is as well. This one seems to do the job:
> It's probably not worth the space saving to create a special  
> category in order
> to tag pages to be downloaded. Just give a list of (sub)categories  
> to the
> script, and have it slurp them whole.
> What is the point of having one package per page anyway ?
> We need facts to decide:
> 1/ how big would be a package with all the wiki ?
> 2/ same question excluding media files ?
> Minh
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