Well, I was notified by techncally skilled users that the ned OpenSeadragon library is much heavier and more memory consuming than curreently used tools. So I can only hope that its load into memory can be disabled if one needs so.

(may be critical while working on multiple pages at once)

However, I doubt if any technical comments from communities expressed here will reach developers. And which wiki pages would be more appropriate for such comments.


W dniu 20.11.2021 o 14:33, Ruthven pisze:
Hi all,
  as usual, I get surprised every time there are major changes on the MediaWiki software that are deployed without providing advance warning to the community.
Every time it's the same story: something stops working on the project. A gadget, a toolbar or some personalised JS.

This time it was T288141 (see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T288141), that was deployed in all the Wikisources (then rolled back because WikiMedia computer scientists are the best) completely disrupting redesigning the image side of the Page namespace. This affected the toolbars (see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T296033) and several gadgets around all the Wikisources.

I am not saying that MediaWiki software shouldn't be improved: it's normal that we're trying to get all we can from this outdated software. I am just asking that major changes that affect all the Wikisources should be announced in every single Village Pump waaay before deploying them on the projects.

Is it possible, as a Usergroup, to do a little pressure to be considered as a community and not as guinea pigs on which to deploy new, partially-tested features?

Ruthven on Wikipedia

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