well thank you for this welcoming feedback :-/
I started this page, because I continiously meet people who have no knowledge about SMW,
Wikibase or Cargo and I have recieved positive feedback on the attempt to write about how
to manage data in MediaWiki
From taking a quick look, I'm mostly confused by
* Everything is "data" so the page title feels misleading. Maybe you
meant something like structured data?
Yes, an in the introduction I also talk about structured data in contrast to just text.
* Why is it under the "Manual" namespace? It
has no instructions... :)
It isn't linked from another Manual: page (but that's because I
reverted the link on "mw:Manual:What_is_MediaWiki?" as it feels too
specific for such a high-level overview page)
Because I like the idea of the Manual pages that are now at mediawiki.org
with the intent
to guide people not very knowledgeable about mediawikis strengths ans weaknesses and I
thought this fits in well there.
* Why does it list "Stable releases"? Many
projects don't create
tarballs anymore but allow creating packages on the fly from stable
Git branches. Stating there are no stable releases is misleading and
could sound like a project is unstable which is not true.
Mentioning the stable releases is a hint for code maturity. Of course it does not mean
that others with lesser (or no) stable releases is unstable.
* Why does it list "Upgrade instructions"
(without references so I'm
not sure where to find them), and why is that a relevant criterion?
Good hint, I will try to find the references and add them.
* Why does "Community" list irrelevant
"watchers" in Github, when
development does not happen in Github for two out of three projects?
Where do these numbers come from, as I cannot see them on Github?
Good question. I wanted to find somewhat comparable numbers. Maybe you have a better idea?
I did not find any suitable number on phabricator, but I am not very fluent with
* What are judgments like "easy" under
"Installation" based on?
Based on the knowlege that many fail on
attempting to install Wikibase (including myself). I am just attending a workshop
organized by Wikimedia Autria, where somone teaches others how to install it. With Cargo
and SMW it is just a regular extension installation.
* Do you plan to regularly update all those numbers
and maintain that
wiki page for years to come...?
Well as mediawiki.org
is a wiki, everybody is invited to joing in in updating and
extending the page.
I am planning to use the page and update it, but of course I cannot make any promiese.