I happen to know a developer who I believe has done a similar project in the private sector. He might be interested in a contract for this project if WMF has money available in the new project grants structure; pinging Marti to ask if this an option. If not, it sounds like this project goes off to the back burner to wait for potential volunteer developers via Quim.


On Oct 26, 2015 10:55 PM, "Brian Wolff" <bawolff@gmail.com> wrote:
Volunteers are free to do whatever they want, including collaborating
with people...

If you mean splitting over multiple gsoc/opw projects. Such projects
have to be mostly self-contained, although theoretically you could
probably split it between a backend project -> having an api to return
tiles, and a frontend project of doing all the media viewer stuff.

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). Anyways lots of if on that, and would
require someone really interested to push it forward and do some
analysis if it was to actually become a gsoc/opw project.


On 10/26/15, Pine W <wiki.pine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe the tile viewer project could be segmented in a way that it could be
> spread over multiple volunteer developer tranches. Quim, what do you think?
> Pine
> On Oct 26, 2015 10:37 PM, "Brian Wolff" <bawolff@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/26/15, Pine W <wiki.pine@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Assuming that this image will be released with a Commons-compatible
>> > license, sooner or later (maybe many years later), there will be a use
>> case
>> > for increasing the Commons file size limit to 194GB:
>> >
>> http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5817599570/astronomers-create-46-gigapixel-image-of-the-milky-way
>> That's not going to happen.
>> > Perhaps in a timeframe in the nearer future, could MediaViewer be
>> > tweaked
>> > to download and show only small portions at a time of large images
>> > and/or
>> > tiled sets of of images? I think this feature might get a lot of use
>> > from
>> > the moment of deployment.
>> >
>> Commons currently uses tool labs for this (See the interactive large
>> image viewer like, on e.g.
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South_Station,_Elevated,_and_Dewey_Square.jpg
>> ). 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
>> (Obviously, its open source, so anyone could submit a patch. Maybe it
>> would make a cool gsoc project to have a tile viewer in media viewer,
>> albeit that's kind of on the large size for a gsoc project.
>> --
>> -bawolff
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