I recently helped shepherd a new skin into Mediawiki;
I would like to think it is perfect in every way, but one area it
hasn't had any love is making sure it works well on mobile devices.
To the best of my knowledge it shouldn't do anything particularly
heinous, but I don't have any such devices to test it on. If anybody
has a few minutes and could have a play, and see if anything could
be improved, please do and let me know on list.
A live example of it is at
which should have full editing etc rights enabled. It's a dummy
wiki, so add whatever you like.
Thanks in advance!
<brion> and <tfinc> told me that the "Wikimedia Mobile" product in
Wikimedia Bugzilla is rather dead and that bugs should be reported
either against "Wikipedia App"/"Wiktionary App"/"WikiLoves Monuments
Mobile" for apps, or "MediaWiki extensions" -> "MobileFrontend" for the
Is this general consensus? (Silence means agreement.)
1) There are 56 open tickets that need retriaging
(your help is welcome):
2) I am going to close "Wikimedia Mobile" product for new bug
entries, and edit its product description to state where to
file tickets instead.
Thanks for your input!
Andre Klapper | Wikimedia Bugwrangler
I've just received this request, from an app user, via OTRS:
> The mobile Android app is pretty good overall, but a feature I'd like to
> see implemented in an update is Random page. I always use it when
> I'm on my laptop, so having access to it on the go would be great.
I want to volunteer in on oging mobile project. Not sure where and how to start and whom to approach. I have a software developer background. I am interested in helping with mobie project. Please advice!!!
We have a links to both xy.m.wikipedia.org
and xy.mobile.wikipedia.org in the Main Page.
However, they seem to lead to the same
backend. Is there any difference between
both mobile versions?
What's the support status of them?
Note that the SSL certificate for
https://*.mobile.wikipedia.org/ is 'wrong'.
Is *.mobile.wikipedia.org deprecated in
favor of *.m.wikipedia.org ?
Should *.mobile.wikipedia.org 301 to
For your information. You are invited / encouraged to take this
survey. Thank you!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Please take this survey about new contributors
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Hi, if you joined the MediaWiki / Wikimedia tech community in 2010 or
later please consider taking this survey:
Newcomer experience and contributor behavior in FOSS communities
The survey is open for sporadic contributors or full time Wikimedia
employees, developers or any other profile. Anybody is welcome to
leave their feedback as long as you have started contributing to this
community in the past 3 years.
11 mature and well established open source projects are taking part in
this survey: Debian, FreeBSD, GNOME, Gentoo, KDE, Mozilla, NetBSD,
OpenSUSE, Python, Ubuntu and Wikimedia. Some of them started some days
ago and have more than hundred responses by now. The data of this
survey is anonymous and will be released under a ‘share-alike’ Open
Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).
>From Kevin Carillo, the researcher:
>From OpenHatch, a non-profit working on the bridge between free
software projects and new contributors:
If you, like me, became a bit tired of survey requests like this
please consider filling this one anyway. It focuses in a specific area
where we don't have much data. As fresh technical contributor
coordinator at the WMF I'm looking forward to the results of this
research and the lessons it will bring.
Thank you. :)
Technical Contributor Coordinator
As you may already know, we've had API for retrieving mobile-friendly
page HTML for several months now. Because it is much more
feature-rich and fast, we are finally deprecating the old, ad-hoc API
that provided a JSON-encoded page text for URLs like
The old API was removed from documentation some time ago, and our logging
indicates that the few hits it receives are from our old iPhone app.
Therefore, to avoid maintaining old kludges forever, we decided to
completely deprecate the old API in one month from now. The date the
switch will be flipped on WMF is tentatively set to December 11. The
old app users will soon start receiving a warning urging them to
upgrade. If you are using or planning to use the old API in your code,
please upgrade it to use action=mobileview.
with mobileformat parameter set
Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]])