this afternoon I was reading about the coming Flow extension. That's really great work. And I can't wait to work with it.
And there are so many other interesting projects: Visual Editor, Parsoid, Athena skin, Echo, Lua, Wiki Data and so on.
Despite of that MediaWiki you can see at Google Trends, that MediaWiki is still loosing attention. And in my opinion people just don't know, that MediaWiki is catching up. And they don't know, that it needs help.
But this is important for all of us, that developers see, that MediaWiki is no longer a software of the "zero" years.
So I suggest to publish more blog articles and social media posts about this new developments and if somebody has something nice to read, to discuss or to share gives a hint, so that the others can spread the news in their community.
Dr. Richard Heigl
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We have about 30 extensions in our platform and we really try hard not to
modify MediaWiki and the extensions that weren't made by us. Unfortunately
sometimes we have to modify them and even more regretfully we don't send
the patches to vendors immediately.
The result is obvious and sad - the vendors continue to develop their
extensions and at one inevitable moment we have to deal with upgrading and
We're using git to store all the code and it doesn't allow the nested .git
directories to be presented in the same project.
How do you deal with that? Do you use git submodules, separate repositories
for the patched extensions or some fancy policy and documentation?
Yury Katkov, WikiVote
This year, consider speaking at Open Source Bridge
<http://opensourcebridge.org/> in Portland, Oregon, USA, June 18-21.
OSB is tech talks & hack sessions with hands-on technologists we want,
for Foundation staff recruiting and for volunteer recruiting and
collaboration. Good talks, clueful people, great food. :-)
If you submit a talk and it gets accepted, you can request subsidy from
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Participation:Support> for your travel
Call for talks:
They especially encourage inexperienced speakers.
We already have proposals from or featuring Brandon Harris, Andre
Klapper, Trevor & Roan, me, Priyanka Nag, Quim Gil, Alolita Sharma, and
Volunteer Development Coordinator