On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:37 PM, Brian Wolff
Commons currently uses tool labs for this (See
the interactive large
image viewer like, on e.g.
). I'm sure this would be a cool feature for media viewer. I doubt its
going to happen in the near future based on current priorities
Even when MediaViewer was resourced, this feature never made the cut (you
can see the plans at T77151 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T77151>). It
would be a fairly large project, and compared to other large reader-centric
media projects (such as a better video player, or structured media data)
the impact seems a lot smaller.
Assuming there were mentors and students who wanted to do that, and we
decide we want mediawiki to be able to serve
tiles of images (Not
entirely clear if we do).
I don't see why we wouldn't want the capability; it's required if we want
to provide a high-quality multimedia user experience. Whether it would be
part of MediaWiki proper or some kind of microservice is an implementation
I was more thinking, we might want to take a moment to consider the
future of thumbnail naming before adding lots of complexity to how we
specify thumbnail options. I've heard some people complain about our
thumbnail option naming system
Then again maybe not. I haven't really put much thought into if that's
even an issue or not.