Umm, indeed, we're 8-to-3 folks (summer time), but from 17th we'll be
8.30-to-5.30 folks. And we're based in Spain, GMT+1.
Anyway, our position is to facilitate as much as we can all this
process, so we'll be flexible for the "important" days, , it would be
great to make it come true in three weeks!
At this moment:
- Api Edit deemed by Vodafone developers & Yuri --> we've already
started with that.
- Examples about how to use Api Edit. --> It's already public at:
- Examples about what to test and how to test --> I don't really know
what it is expected. Could someone provide me with an example given
before? It's our first time, :-)) We are just offering a new interface
to existing functionality in Mediawiki Core: we're not changing core
functionality to edit, upload, etc.. so the things to test are the same
as in the graphical mediawiki.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] En nombre de Nick
Enviado el: lunes, 03 de septiembre de 2007 9:55
Para: MediaWiki API announcements & discussion
Asunto: Re: [Mediawiki-api] New branch ApiEdit_Vodafone
When can we expect this to be enabled?
My will is to have it as soon as possible, but it doesn't only depend
From a software release and stability perspective,
whilst also trying to
maximize speed, it
would probably ideally go down something like this:
* Api Edit ongoing development in a branch (as is currently happening).
* MediaWiki 1.11 released. Does not include Api Edit, because it's a
substantial new feature
and therefore should be allowed sufficient time to stabilize and be
before being included in a stable MediaWiki release.
* One week or so passes after 1.11 release so as to deal with any
general post-release issues
(e.g. people with different configurations find that things that work
okay for us are broken
* Api Edit deemed by Vodafone developers & Yuri to be ready for public
* General announcement sent to wikitech-l and this list, announcing the
imminent merge of Api Edit,
giving examples of how to use Api Edit, how to test it, things to
test, reminder of how to log
bugs in bugzilla under the "API" category in the event of finding
problems, pointers to
the documentation, pointers to this mailing list, and so forth.
* Perhaps one last pre-Api-edit scap / sync to servers.
* Api Edit merged into SVN trunk. I am assuming that the Vodafone folks
are mostly Mon-Friday
9-to-5 folks, and therefore the merge should probably happen on a
Monday or a Tuesday, rather
than a Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun, so that they are accessible for a few
days after the merge.
* Other developers get a few days to play with the merged Api Edit on
their SVN test machines,
try it, and test it, etc. Presumably some bugs are logged, some bugs
are fixed, there's some
standard whinging about instead of doing A can it do B, etc.
* Assuming things are going okay with Api Edit, another scap could
occur, and at this point
Api Edit would be live on the Wikipedia. (And if things are going
badly and major bugs or
regressions are going unfixed, then it could be reverted, until those
issues have been
resolved in the branch).
* Situation normal: Bugs logged, fixed, etc, as per normal, for a few
updates to Api Edit occur in mainline / trunk.
* Around 3 months after 1.11, MediaWiki 1.12 is released, which includes
Api Edit, thus making
it generally available to MediaWiki installations / upgrades in a
* As a lower bound, the time between now and Api Edit being live on the
Wikipedia is around
3 weeks. That assumes that Api Edit is going to be considered ready
one week or so after
the release of 1.11 (I have no idea if that's plausible or not), and
that everything else
that comes before it in the above timeline goes smoothly.
* If Api Edit is not ready in the above timeframe, then the time it
takes to get it to that
stage must be factored in as well.
And of course, the above is just my personal 2 cents as the order in
which I would like things
to happen - but it may have no correlation whatsoever with what actually
ends up happening :-)
-- All the best,
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