What exactly is the purpose of the sliding bar please?

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 9:10 PM, jeph <jephpaul@gmail.com> wrote:
Some updates about the tool.
  • Added support for 18 other languages (no Indic languages yet), most of them seem to work.
  • Added a play/pause button, so that the user can go grab a coffee in between :-)
  • Changes to the layout , now it looks more like a player with controls.
You can try the demo here


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM, jeph <jephpaul@gmail.com> wrote:
The current plan is to make it into a js gadget. The demo is a standalone tool and I'll move it to tools.wmflabs.org soon. 
I had chatted with the mobile developers about having something similar on the mobile web to view the changes , so my long term goal is to integrate it into  the mobile extension , I think it would be better placed on mobiles than on desktops , but I'dont plan to do this right away.


On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM, Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah@wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 08/25/2013 06:45 AM, jeph wrote:
> Hi ,
> I'm an IEG grantee from India. My
> proposal<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Replay_Edits> was
> to build a tool to visualise the edits in an article.
> It aims to make it easier for an editor  to go through the edits/revisions
> in an article. Rather than showing the changes in wikitext the tool shows
> the page as a reader would see it. The content that was removed/ deleted in
> a revision disappears & the new content/ modifications appears.
>    - Please checkout the live
> demo<https://googledrive.com/host/0B1hJO1N6piYFTTVZdW1mU2c0S28/visualise.html>
>    .
>    - An updated
> mockup<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1hJO1N6piYFMWUzVkpsR2dmUFU/edit?usp=sharing>
>     of the tool
> It is a work in progress and I'm working on the following features.
>    - Pause/Forward/Rewind buttons
>    - Draggable timeline , you can select from where to start playing &
>    where to end.
>    - Skipping minor edits etc
>    - Playback of a specific users edits alone. (I'm not sure how I'll do
>    this)
> Would be awesome if you could add features you would like to see
> here<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:IEG/Replay_Edits#Features_for_the_tool%23Features_for_the_tool>.
> Moreover now that wikipedia has gone live with editing on mobiles
> I'm hoping the tool would be really useful there too  as mobiles are much
> more interactive than desktops. I'm trying to talk to as many people as
> possible about the tool so that people will use it once I'm done building
> it & also to be sure that what I'm building is useful :-) Please share the
> demo link around.
> Thanks
> Jeph

Hi, Jeph! Thank you for sharing this demo.

I also encourage any coders on this list to help out Jeph with the code,
which is at https://github.com/cosmiclattes/wikireplay .

Jeph, I can see a few directions this could go. You could perhaps try to
get it integrated into MediaWiki itself, like the page information
action (e.g.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tulsi_Gabbard&action=info ).
 Or you could make it a standalone tool on tools.wmflabs.org, like
http://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/articleinfo/ I think, and perhaps get it
linked to in the "External tools" section of the page info action or the
page edit history in our Wikipedias.  Or you could try to join forces
with another team or suite of tools like the RENDER toolset (example:
https://toolserver.org/~RENDER/toolkit/ChangeDetector/ ) -- still
external to MediaWiki, but benefiting from a team approach.

What do you think you will try to do?

Sumana Harihareswara
Engineering Community Manager
Wikimedia Foundation

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Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur