I'd like to submit an extension to the Mediawiki codebase. I think it's a
cool extension -- it allows Mediawiki users to embed financial stock charts
on articles. We've secured redistribution rights for the financial data,
which is provided by Thomson / Reuters and Xignite, with a 15-20 minute
delay. The extension is licensed under the GPL. Once I've committed it,
I'll add documentation to the Mediawiki.org site.
I've tested the extension against the version of mediawiki we're using
1.9.3, and a new install off trunk, 1.15alpha.
I'm following the process listed here:
Can I get commit permissions?
Hi core code maintainer,
there is an old bug 5210 (from 2006-03-09) "preload parser should parse <noinclude> (as well as <includeonly>)" assign to Trevor.
Can we expect the next (?) time a solution?
We use Extension:Inputbox with preloaded articles and therefore depend on it...
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I have a bot called Interwicket which keeps itself busy adding and
updating the language links for the wiktionaries (namespace 0); it is
much more efficient for that than the "standard" pedia bot. It uses
the API, and the maxlag parameter, and is a good citizen, backing off
sharply as maxlag exceeds 5 seconds, and effectively stopping when it
stays above that, until it is again around 5.
Yesterday the reported server lag suddenly became 9000+ seconds, and
then slowly ran down, at about 200 sec/min, until it was normal again.
A little while ago it was suddenly 80K+, and is now 40K-something. Now
I understand why it runs down as something catches up, and why that is
faster than "real time".
What I don't get is how the server lag can be < 5 seconds on one
request, and 9000 (or 80,000 :-)) on the next request a few seconds
later? Could someone tell me what does this; what is happening?
(presently 45971, bot waits patiently ;-)
When trying to output a "book" as PDF, I got
"An error occured on the render server: error executing command
'render': [Errno 13] Permission denied:
(To my layman's eye this looks like a general error, that was not
specifically caused by any of the articles I wanted to include in the
book, which was by the way assembled for test purposes. But if I can
help with further details, I'll be glad.)
For the distribution of seats among political parties in local
governments and parliaments, the Swedish Wikipedia has used
repeated 5px images of different colours (red, red,... blue),
which is both inefficient and hard to edit.
To improve this, I created a template that uses tables with
bgcolor and width. I'm happy with calling this template, the
article text is now very friendly to edit,
For this typical article, the length was reduced from 21 kbytes to
The template parameters are Swedish political party abbreviations
(s, m, c, fp, ...) that are used for looking up the right colour,
interlaced with the number of seats for that party.
But is the template implementation optimal, or would you use some
other technique? For very long bars or very narrow browser
windows, the math gets distorted. Should I use divs instead of
tables? I guess SVG would be the best, but can SVG images be
generated inline from a template?
The name is derived from mandat (= seat) and stapel (= bar).
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
there is a discussion going on on Commons about a rollback policy. This
involves deciding how users should be given this permission. We have
been discussing autopromotion, but Andrew told us on IRC that he thinks
it's not possible to revoke autopromoted rights. Revoking rollback
permission is very important to take care of
edit-warring/mass-rollbacking troublemakers, so we don't want to
surrender this possibility. Can anyone comment on this, is it
effectively impossible to revoke automatically given rights?
Thanks and best regards,