Ironically, I'm currently in the process of developing a full-text (i.e.,
image titles and descriptions) gallery-based search engine for images on
Commons. The code and interface has been there since December, it just needs
frequent updating of the index and moving to the toolserver, and a few more
tweaks. Although I can't make any promises, I expect the tool to be up and
running by mid-February.
As an alternative, you can try Duesentrieb's highly versatile MediaSearch
searches inside categories and can filter by license, type, and image size,
, but doesn't do full-text description searches.
From: Husky [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 11:32 PM
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software
Many of these have already been mentioned, but just to sum it up:
* Better search functionality (esp. with images, some kind of gallery
maybe on the basis of tagging or category keywords.
* A more user-friendly editing interface. This might need some serious
interaction models to avoid a WYSIWYG interface that doesn't quite work.
Having a nifty AJAX editing interface might be pretty cool, but it will
probably need some serious work to make it as responsive as Writely /
Docs. However, it could really enable less tech-savvy people to write
and better formatted texts.
* A simpler system for templates/themes. Maybe not necessary for
Wikimedia-related projects (because they are all using Monobook anyway),
for customization of other users a template system such as in Wordpress
) would be handy.
-- Hay Kranen / [[User:Husky]]
On 1/23/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 23/01/07, Titoxd@Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking from the technical side, there is a hurdle with the
searches" that are requested, at least on one aspect.
Retrieving the results is one thing. Improving how they are displayed
is something that could be improved on too. For example we lack a
gallery-based search. (Special:Newimages only searches on image
titles. The functionality is there, so why not extend it to image
> As for categories: date of page creation is not stored in the
> now; that would be ideally something for the page table. The time a
> included in a category is already stored (or
at least, there is
> it), so that may be easier to do in the future. Dynamic sort tables
> issues with older browsers, but maybe a
sortby can be done by the
well. These things do require a considerable
amount of coding and
Well, that's why it's my vision, and not my requests for next
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