We've published a status report on Community Tech's work for the year so
far, based on the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey:
I'll post the quick summary version here; there's lots more information on
the wiki page.
In the top 10...
Completed 5 wishes:
Wish #5: Rewrite XTools -- Live at xtools.wmflabs.org
Wish #6: Wikitext editor syntax highlighting -- Live as Beta feature on
language wikis. We’re still working on right-to-left languages.
Wish #7: Warning on unsuccessful login attempts -- Live on all wikis, see
Preferences/Notifications to change defaults.
Wish #9: Fix Mr. Z-bot's popular pages bot -- Live, see WikiProject
Spiders/Popular pages for an example.
Wish #10: User rights expiration -- Completed by volunteer developer This,
that and the other.
Currently working on 3 wishes:
Wish #2: Edit summary length for non-Latin languages -- MediaWiki Platform
team is deploying the necessary database changes. There are a few more
steps; we expect the wish to be completed by the end of the year.
Wish #3: Section heading URLs for non-Latin languages -- The work has
essentially been completed, but the changes will take a couple months to
propagate across all the pages. We expect to see the first changes in late
October, with everything completed by late November.
Wish #4: Global preferences -- Currently in active development; we expect
this to be completed by the end of the year.
Still investigating 2 wishes:
Wish #1: Global gadgets
Wish #8: Automatic archive for new external links
Projects for smaller groups:
There are also some non-wishlist projects that the Community Tech team has
been working on for smaller groups:
For Wikisource: Internet Archive Upload tool
For grant recipients: Grant metrics tool
For admins and checkusers: Range contributions
For admins: Cookie blocking
For English WP New Pages Patrol: ACTRIAL research, related to Wish #14:
Article Creation Workflow
That's the quick list; check out the status report for information on all
of these projects:
The 2017 Community Wishlist Survey will start on November 6th! Stay tuned
for more info about the new survey.
Danny Horn & Ryan Kaldari
Senior Product Manager & Senior Engineering Manager
WMF Community Tech