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Bug 2967 - Separate Difference Engine
Separate Difference Engine
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-25 21:58 UTC by Dima Podolsky
Modified: 2006-04-04 09:58 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dima Podolsky 2005-07-25 21:58:57 UTC
I was thinking that it might be a good idea to extract the difference engine
from the Mediawiki software, and release it as another open source piece of

This would benefit many people that are working on their own wiki website, and
need some way to let the user know of the difference easily. For example, I am
creating a guitar tab wiki (, but can't find any suitable
difference engine for the site. 

I have looked at the source of DifferenceEngine.php, but I realize that most of
the code is specific to Mediawiki, and it would be hard to extract it myself,
without knowing how it is organized.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-07-25 22:04:53 UTC
The diff code was taken from another project (phpwiki?)
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-04-04 09:58:03 UTC
Take a look at Tim Starling's wikidiff2 extension in Subversion, which is,
incidentally, what we're (currently) using to do diffs on the Wikimedia sites.

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