wikistream is a barebones webapp for helping visualize current editing activity in wikipedia. It uses node.js, socket.io and redis to sit in the wikimedia IRC chat rooms (where updates are published), and makes them available on the Web in realtime.
Next you'll want to use and/or adjust the default configuration:
cp config.json.example config.json
You may want to adjust the ircNick that is in the example to something unique, so that you will be able to join the channels without a collision. Also you can adjust the wkipedia language channels that are being monitored.
To run the app you'll first need to fetch wikipedia updates from IRC and feed them to redis:
next, start the webapp;
and point your browser at:
Upstart scripts are included, which you should be able to install and use. Just make sure that you edit them so that they really point at where you have installed node and checked out the wikistream code.
cp wikistream.conf /etc/init/wikistream.conf start wikistream cp wikistream-irc.conf /etc/init/wikistream-irc.conf start wikistream-irc
The icons were created by Delphine Ménard, and are separately available at:
- Ed Summers (http://twitter.com/edsu)
- Sean Hannan (http://twitter.com/mrdys)
- Delphine Ménard (http://twitter.com/notafish)
License: Public Domain