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Wikipedia:PHP script

Wikipedia runs on GPL-ed free software. It was switched to new software, written especially for Wikipedia using the PHP programming language, on January 25, 2002. Previously Wikipedia had used UseModWiki software. The PHP script was given a major update in July 2002 (see wikipedia:Software Phase III).

The code can be obtained via anonymous CVS from the Sourceforge Wikipedia project at http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net (browse CVS online (http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/wikipedia/phase3/)).

To get the newest version do:

From a (Unix) Command line:

  ~> cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.wikipedia.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia login
  (Logging in to anonymous@cvs.wikipedia.sourceforge.net)
  CVS password: <ENTER>
  ~> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.wikipedia.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia checkout phase3

For the windows cvs client:

  ~> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.wikipedia.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia checkout phase3

Magnus Manske was the original author of the software, which is written in PHP and uses an underlying MySQL relational database. The software is released under the GPL. Other programmers are strongly urged to get involved.

Related topics Information and discussion about this software can be found on the following pages:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

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