A while ago, we migrated our Entropia Wiki from TWiki to MediaWiki. I wrote a little dirty Perl script to help us migrating and it did help a lot. I’m not maintaining it anymore, still I wanted to share the script as it could be useful for other people. You can get it here. Don’t bother me with bug reports 🙂
From the script’s description:
# twiki2mediawiki converts TWiki Wikis to MediaWiki SQL. Make backups and pray. # A todo list called Twiki2mediawiki_TODO_list will be generated, so you can # check each page for conversion errors. # # BUGS # - Doesn't handle umlauts in titles # - Leaves some HTML-markup that worked in TWiki hanging around # - Doesn't handle *fat* TWiki-style # - Doesn't handle TWiki-tables # - Doesn't handle Inter-TwikiWeb.Links correctly # - Doesn't handle all styles of links # - Full text earching does not work: As you really should touch # every single page anyway, this is not a big problem. # # WHAT TO DO AFTER CONVERTING # # Visit "Twiki2mediawiki_TODO_list" to fix your wiki: # # - Rename a lot of pages (CameLcase) # - Fix b0rken links (see BUGS) # - Fix b0rken markup (see BUGS)
I believe the full-text search would work if you let MediaWiki reindex the whole Wiki. There’s some info about that in the German Wikipedia’s Download page.