The current plan is to make it into a js gadget. The demo is a standalone
tool and I'll move it to
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 <
On 08/25/2013 06:45 AM, jeph wrote:
I'm an IEG grantee from India. My
to build a tool to visualise the edits in an article.
It aims to make it easier for an editor to go through the
in an article. Rather than showing the changes in
wikitext the tool
the page as a reader would see it. The content
that was removed/
a revision disappears & the new content/
- Please checkout the live
- An updated
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
Would be awesome if you could add features you would like to see
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
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
it & also to be sure that what I'm
building is useful :-) Please share
demo link around.
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
Or you could make it a standalone tool on tools.wmflabs.org
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:
) -- still
external to MediaWiki, but benefiting from a team approach.
What do you think you will try to do?
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