What is great about MediaWiki is its capability for localisation. This
is what sets it apart from other wiki-engines. There is however room for
improvement. It would help the smaller projects if much of the
maintenance where drastically improved. The long awaited integration of
the "BetaWiki" functionality in MediaWiki proper and its integration in
the Incubator is part of it. Some responsiveness for localisation issues
like with the Marathi projects is another.
When a new recognised language is to be considered for MediaWiki, the
first thing to do is to make the appropriate language file and be able
to distribute it.
Virgil Ierubino schreef:
In an ideal world, what features would the ideal Wiki
Software have, and
what would it be like?
If we can answer this question, developmental direction is made clear. It is
easy to develop MediaWiki with view to improving it, streamlining it,
ironing out bugs - but much more difficult to look beyond it; for the future
of Wikimedia projects and general wiki success, new software must emerge
that caters for the new functions required by modern wiki users.
What functions would set MediaWiki well above all other wiki engines for
years to come?
What features would make it the most efficient wiki engine?
**What would the software be like if it generated maximal wiki success?**
To discuss this (what I find an interesting) question, I've set up a page at
Obviously the answers to these questions won't necessarily be possible to
implement; but it would be interesting to know the answers nonetheless.
Look forward to some bright ideas :)