Tool that simplifies Wikimedia Commons batch file uploading for GLAM institution volunteers and employees. Created thanks to Wikimedia Foundation IEG Grant.

For more information on usage, see Commons:Pattypan.

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Build and run

Program is being written using NetBeans IDE and Apache Ant is used for building. In order to download and build source code, do following:

git clone https://github.com/yarl/pattypan.git
cd pattypan
ant package-for-store

You will find compiled .jar file in store directory.

cd store
java -jar pattypan.jar

You can also set test server or any other server:

java -jar pattypan.jar wiki="test.wikipedia.org"
java -jar pattypan.jar wiki="test2.wikipedia.org" protocol="https://" scriptPath="/w"

Please note, that on test server file upload may be disabled for regular users. Admin account is suggested, you can request rights here. If you have problems with program running, check article on project wiki.

Additional information for Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora based distributions

These linux distributions may require additional openjfx package. After installing Java on your system, download and install the openjfx package. You can install it by running:

sudo apt-get install openjfx

on your terminal. You can also check this link: https://pkgs.org/download/openjfx for more information on openjfx package for these distributions.

Starting with Ubuntu 18.10 (and around the same time in Debian Sid), openjfx version 8 is no more shipped with the distribution. Though it is possible to force the openjfx to stay in version 8, and run pattypan, this is pretty much a hack. If you still wish to proceed, you can gain access to the Ubuntu 18.04 repository by adding the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb-src http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe multiverse

You can then run these commands to perfom the installation and pin these versions:

apt purge openjfx
apt install openjfx=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-jni=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-java=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2
apt-mark hold openjfx libopenjfx-jni libopenjfx-java


Copyright (c) 2016 Paweł Marynowski.

Source code is available under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for more info. Program is using external libraries listed here.


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