The Xiph.Org Foundation announced Monday the release of Theora 1.0.
Theora is a free/open source video codec with a small CPU footprint
that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties.
Upcoming versions of Firefox and Opera will play natively Ogg/Theora
videos with the new HTML5 element <video src="file.ogv"></video>, and
ffmpeg2theora offers an easy way to create content. Theora developers
are already working on a 1.1 encoder that offers better
quality/bitrate ratio, while producing streams backward-compatible
with the current decoder
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Usually, for code documentation, we've either grepped the code for the
method we wanted to look for, or used doxygen. I'm sure many of us
have found doxygen a little too clunky, with too many clicks to find
the required information.
For fun, I ran a perl script to parse our source code and pick out
function data. Then I wrote a simple web-interface that searches for
functions as you type, displaying a list of declaration lines, with a
[show] link to show the full code of the function.
I thought this might be useful to some people who constantly grep
through the code to find out the arguments to a function.
The site is available at:
The source code for the Perl script, and the website, is available in
the 'mwref' directory on my git repository. Patches are most welcome!
<http://gitweb.werdn.us/?p=scripts/.git;a=summary> (web interface)
<git://werdn.us/scripts/> (git repository)
A database dump of the extracted function data is available to
download (~1 MB) from my server:
I was thinking last night that it might be cool if there was a kind of
"template repository" for people to copy templates from for their own
MediaWiki. Copying them from Wikipedia etc while possible tends to be
very nasty and/or ugly due to extreme nestedness.
Actually, with the Help: pages on mediawiki.org, I had an idea that
these would eventually ship by default with MediaWiki. Is that still
the plan? I think it's a good idea - plenty of people may never come
back to mediawiki.org after installing, and it's just so convenient to
already have those pages in your wiki. And the special:export
instructions are ok but kind of a pain (you have to upload the images
yourself? oh and enable SVGs? joy).
Anyway, would it be OK to set up a PD template repository on
mediawiki.org, and if so, what method(s) could be used for
1- shipped with MW by default
Could an extension avoid the need for manually uploading images? (Or,
is there any prospect that files will work properly with
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
Is it possible to modify page title section without effecting the page name
itself. For example, having a tag so that it's content be placed over page
title (below tabs), or in front of it as an explanation, e.g. a page with
the name of "Wikipedia" but with the title "Wikipedia: the
encyclopedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia>" (may contain
If it is possible, how can it be done?
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Does anyone have any idea of adding a new tab exactly like discussion
tab (with the same functionality) to mediawiki pages? I know about
FlaggedRevs but it doesn't do what I want. I know c++ well, but I have
little experience with php. Was this done before? (I couldn't find
any). How can it be done?
__ \ /_\\_-//_ Mohsen A. Momeni
I hope that I am hitting the correct list with this - my apologies if
I am interested in finding all the pages within a wiki (actually
wikipedia) that make use of a particular template. The template in
question is the Taxobox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
I want to build a list of taxonomic treatments globally and it would
be great to be able to point at each of the pages in wikipedia that
are intended to be an accounts of species and match these up with
other treatments of the same species on other websites.
Unfortunately I can't find a way through the API of getting a list of
pages that use a particular template. This may be because I am
misunderstanding something or it may not be possible. Some pages
follow of convention of using the latin name of the species as the
title but others don't. Good pages tend to always have a Taxobox on
I'd be most grateful if some one could point me in the direction of
more resources on this topic.