Wikistream is a Node webapp for helping visualize current editing activity in Wikipedia. The app sits in the wikimedia IRC chat rooms (where updates are published by the various Mediawiki instances), and makes them available on the Web in realtime. The code for listening to the IRC update stream was split out into a separate Node module called wikichanges.
These instructions assume you have Ubuntu. If you don't you'll need to figure out the equivalent instructions. It shouldn't be too complicated.
First, you need to get Node and dependencies:
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm install
Next you''ll want to use and/or adjust the default configuration:
cp conf/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 wikipedia language channels that are being monitored.
Then, start the webapp;
wait 10-15 seconds for the app to join the irc channels, and then point your browser at:
For production deployments an upstart script and varnish config are included, which you should be able to install and use.
sudo cp conf/wikistream.conf /etc/init/wikistream.conf sudo apt-get install varnish sudo cp conf/default.vcl /etc/varnish/ sudo start wikistream
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)