Hardware Vendors wiki page (was Re: How to combat modern crappy websites?)

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Sat May 7 11:42:46 UTC 2016

On Saturday 7. May 2016 12.34.01 Thomas Doczkal wrote:
> On 05/03/2016 08:55 PM, Paul Boddie wrote:
> > P.S. I'm not sure what you'll do for content migration when you get to
> > the pages on the wiki that used the ImprovedTableParser, but I recommend
> > installing it again if necessary.
> One of those pages is the "Hardware Vendors" page:
> https://wiki.fsfe.org/Migrated/Hardware%20Vendors
> During our regular meeting in Frankfurt we discovered this broken page.
> Unfortunately the old Wiki seems to be cleared so the page is not
> available in "readable" format right now.

Thanks for looking into this!

The parser used is this one:


It also needs some libraries that were developed for Moin extensions:


The reason for developing such a parser is that Moin's tables are not very 
nice to edit once they have column data above a certain size. Moreover, the 
standard Moin table only supports limited formatting, unlike MediaWiki's 
tables (although MediaWiki's syntax is not as nice, generally).

As for that page itself, it probably needs another update or two. A recent 
discussion on this list indicated a level of interest in open hardware 
platforms, and some of the vendors sell open hardware as well as the usual 
products running Free Software, so perhaps there's some interest in 
maintaining a reliable resource about such topics.


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