On 01/19/2014 01:36 PM, ENWP Pine wrote:
Quim is this something that could be completed this
year? Would it need to be in the next Annual Plan?
Having no budget and not being at the Product or Features teams, it is
very easy for me to speak. :) :((
So far Newsletters don't seem to be in any WMF roadmap and I have no
intention (neither good arguments) to challenge the current plans.
Then again, this looks like a project that could be developed by someone
else independently. Maybe this is a good GSoC / OPW project? If a
technical mentor is interested, I would be happy volunteering as product
mentor - tester - community liaison - stakeholder - younameit.
With Newsletters and Flow evolved, many MediaWikis could start
forgetting about outsourcing their most basic communication to Mailman.
Date: Sun, 12
Jan 2014 21:39:40 -0800
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [EE] Newsletters
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On 01/06/2014 09:00 AM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> On 01/04/2014 01:35 AM, ENWP Pine wrote:
>> Happy new year, EE.
>> How is the Newsletter extension coming along? The most recent
> >> on the talk page appears to be from September.
> > I don't think anyone is currently working on this. Siebrand and Quim
> > started https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Newsletter
, but there
> > has only been one commit.
> When MassMessage appeared I thought it could be worth trying to find a
> way to extend it satisfying the needs of newsletter publishers and
> subscribers. For instance, see
> Bug 57935 - Handling MassMessage subscription through user preferences
> Bug 57937 - Option to subscribe new users to MassMessage by default
> Bug 57473 - MassMessage should support using a category as an input list
> However, according to Legoktm this might be a too long shot.
> Another possibility (probably the right one, but afaik nobody is working
> in this direction) is to have a pure Echo plugin with an interface to
> handle subscriptions, channels, and a couple of roles.
> I still think Wikimedia and the MediaWiki community will benefit a lot
> from this feature...
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