For information, the TwoColConflict extension is now enabled on Wikidata!
This doesn't impact the item and property pages, but all the other pages
(Wikidata: namespace, WikiProjects, help pages, talk pages that don't use
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From: Birgit Müller <birgit.mueller(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: 2017-05-10 14:28 GMT+02:00
Subject: Two Column Edit Conflict View as a beta feature on all wikis
To: wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org, wikitech-ambassadors(a)lists.wikimedia.org
- my apologies for cross posting -
today the TwoColConflict extension (= Two Column Edit Conflict View) 
got deployed as a beta feature to all wikis.
The Two Column Edit Conflict View is a new interface for the edit conflict
resolution page. It highlights differences between the editor's and the
conflicting changes to make it easier to copy and paste pieces of the text
and resolve the conflict.   The feature aims to fulfill a request
for a more user-friendly edit conflict resolution from the German-speaking
community's Technical Wishlist. Therefore, the focus of the feature lays on
providing a more user-friendly interface and does not aim to improve the
current diff engine. The concept & implementation of the feature was widely
discussed with many different users onwiki and in real life and got
developed over the past months. 
The beta feature has already been available on deWP, meta, heWP, arWP for
more than 2 months and on fiWP for a few weeks.
As much as we don't want anyone to run into an edit conflict, we'd love to
receive feedback on the new interface in case you have one! The feature can
be activated in the beta feature section, and the feedback link provided
there will bring you to: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki
Thanks to everyone who gave feedback so far and helped us to further
improve the feature!
Birgit (for WMDE's Technical Wishes team)
manual for developers)
(Multilingual help page & central feedback page for all users)
(English-speaking project page with documentation of research, prototype
testing and feedback loops)
Community Communications Manager
Software Development and Engineering
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
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der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.