That is a good point, Revi. And this is the kind of
mess that makes me
discouraged sometimes. But I think that James' involvement will be helpful
here, as will a possible migration plan to a maintained tool.
(I've noticed a pattern recently of a few people separately deciding that
they're not going to maintain certain tools or projects any longer. This
maintainability problem really needs to be addressed, and is something that
I'm hoping a CTO or VPE would address head-on.)
On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 12:58 AM, Yongmin Hong <lists(a)revi.pe.kr> wrote:
2015. 9. 30. 오전 3:52에 "Floor Koudijs" <fkoudijs(a)wikimedia.xn--org>-4f21ay07k 작성:
The option that we are currently considering (and I cannot yet
timeline or anything like that because we're in the middle of
the planning phase) is adapting the Wiki Ed Foundation's Dashboard to make
it fit for international use. See the Phabricator task here, and the
related Phabricator project. We would like to make this a feature project
for the next round of Outreachy, which means that we'll have a dedicated
intern to work on this project full time for three months, with the support
of two mentors. If this works out as I hope it will, we may have something
ready before the next academic year - but again, no hard guarantees here. I
am currently working on getting the project shaped up, looking into mentors
and confirming with possible interns.
Two important points that were addressed in this thread:
* Have community involvement early on. I really love this idea, and I'm
grateful you're bringing this up and keep reminding us not to forget
about that. What I'd personally love to see is a group that can be involved
in advice, user testing and anything else on the user end that we may need.
I'm copying Quim Gil on this email to see if this fits within the scope of
Outreachy, as he may have some ideas around how to organize this best. We
would have to be careful not too derail the project with too ambitious
ideas and suggestions, and focusing on attainable and concrete tasks for
the intern to work on. That said, having several minds involved in this
with different backgrounds could be hugely valuable, in my opinion.
* Think about maintenance. This is what I'm
currently looking into,
since it's clear that the issue is not so much
developing new tools, but
also looking ahead and making sure there will be ongoing support for these
tools. That's a longer discussion that wwill take place in parallel to the
development of the tool itself. This may not sound reassuring, but please
trust that it's foremost in all of our minds at WMF - we already have
enough tools out there that don't get the proper support, and we really
don't want to build more.
I seriously doubt that the software will be maintained after the
internship period if this is Outreachy project.
The likely workflow:
1.The Outreachy term ends
2.User disappear/become inactive
3.We are going to get this same message again at some stage after new
security vulnerability is found.
Well, yeah, Flow, LQT, (ironic both tools are going to be not be
developed) etc etc.
: context: Flow was developed with the purpose of 'replacing LQT/make
discussion easier' but I feel if they succeded to replace LQT fully.
(disclaimer: Flow is "not active development mode" according to the WMF
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