On 04/29/2010 06:32 PM, Tim Starling wrote:
William Pietri wrote:
As requested, here's the weekly Flagged
We continue to work on UI display issues and on getting up a Labs
version of the German Wikipedia. We're pretty close to release, and we
believe only minor UI issues remain.
Between this update and the last one, the only commits made to the
FlaggedRevs extension were localisation updates imported from
. But your language here implies that something
actually happened this week. Could you perhaps be more specific as to
what sort of work was done?
Sure. The resolution to the apparent paradox is that not all useful work
immediately results in commits. In particular, the major UI issue being
worked on can be seen on this page:
In the upper right, you'll note a lock icon with (+) next to it. The UI
mavens involved, Howie and Parul, feel that the current version isn't
consistent with the direction the usability team has for the interface,
so they're trying to come up with something that looks and works better.
However, getting something that satisfies them and also looks and works
properly in all browsers has been a challenge. I understand the
Usability Initiative developers have offered technical assistance with that.
This is pretty typical pre-release fit-and-finish stuff. I know it can
be frustrating for project stakeholders, as it appears like not much is
happening, but given the scale at which Wikipedia works and the
importance of this project being well received, I think we're better off
taking a bit longer for a solid user experience, especially the bit that
appears on article pages.
I know some additional work was done on cleaning up names, labels, and
text in the interface; if you're curious about exactly what went on, I
can ask. My understanding is that is almost done, though.