We are looking for software that will allow us to create sub-dumps of a mediawiki database containing all the articles that match arbitrary criteria.
This is actually a metafilter project that should be able to accept and combine different filter "plugins" that other people can write. For instance, someone can write a filter that will accept all pages with more than N edits, or one that will grab the newest M pages; a clear API for implementing filters (and instructions on developing them, and links to existing filters) should be provided.
Flesh out this proposal
Please work with SJ Klein to flesh out this page and make it into a solid project proposal, with clearly defined features and tasks.