I'm developing the new OSM SlippyMap with Aude & Avar. As our code has
now made it into the Wikimedia trunk, I could use SVN commit access.
it object-oriented, added support for image placeholders (i.e. click
to get a dynamic map), and did lots of refactoring (see , our
previous external repository).
I'd prefer the username "beckr"; my public key is at .
I'm very happy to announce that the Ford Foundation has awarded a
$300,000 grant to the Wikimedia Foundation to improve our interfaces
and workflows for multimedia uploading. Press release here:
For the first time we're also sharing a full grant proposal, with
permission of the Ford Foundation. You can find it here:
It should give you a good idea about what we can do within the scope
of this project. As a brief recap, Michael Dale has already done some
good work on external repository searches and transfers, and
integration of uploading into the editing UI, so we're hoping to build
on top of this to really get the workflow for
licensing/upload/review/embedding of media files nailed.
We've also been having initial discussions with some of the Wikimedia
chapters about possible models for working together on the execution
of this. For example, we want to make sure that we can facilitate
fruitful face-to-face meetings with Commons practitioners, and there
is plenty of technical work to be done that can be decentralized and
shared. Exciting projects like Wikimedia Germany's investment in
multilingual search are already underway, so hopefully over the next
year, we'll see lots of useful activity culminating in genuine
improvements for Commons and beyond.
Big thanks to Sara Crouse and Naoko Komura for their work on this
grant proposal, and of course to the Ford Foundation for funding it.
:-) Wikimedia Commons deserves to grow to many more millions of free
educational media files, and hopefully this strategic investment will
help us to get there.
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
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I'm not sure what you're proposing here. I think the
primary problem isn't "where are the docs?" but rather
"how good are the docs?"
A great example came up in #mediawiki a few days
ago. A user asked about using pretty urls relative to
their document root (ie: example.com/Page). A good
number of us gave the typical line about it being
broken and to not use it. Upon further discussion, it
became more clear that this idea was not broken due
to huge issues in Mediawiki itself, but rather that's
what the docs said so we just treated it as fact.
That's obviously not a position we wish to take on our
documentation. It hinders proper support of the
software and wastes everyone's time.
On Jul 3, 2009 9:11 AM, "Thibaut DEVERAUX" <thibaut.deveraux(a)gmail.com>
Sorry for double mail; Can we imagine a search motor that can look into :
1 - The mailing lists where users can ask questions
2 - The main forums
3 - The main site with documentation (mediawiki.org and sites such as
4 - ...
Google can does 2 and 3, I don't know about 1.
There is also layers that goes more work than a simple personalised google.
2009/7/3 Thibaut DEVERAUX <thibaut.deveraux(a)gmail.com>
> What about a search motor wich can find information into thoose mailings ?
> This is not a "solut...
This seems to be a power outage at our European proxy caching cluster;
Mark may be able to provide some more details.
European traffic has been rerouted to our US servers, but the extra load
may cause the sites to be a little sluggish for now.
(If your DNS is still seeing the old entries, you can manually configure
your browser to use the US proxy: rr.pmtpa.wikimedia.org port 80. You
should only do this temporarily, as you won’t be able to access anything
*but* Wikipedia and our sister projects. :)
Also posted on tech blog:
What about a search motor wich can find information into thoose mailings ?
This is not a "solution" but this is a way to make the users able to find
Original messages :
Ever met a developer who likes writing doc? :)
> and a lot of the docs have never been read by a developer. That being
> said, using FlaggedRevs we might be able to deliver more solid docs
> on MW.org by flagging docs at like two levels. One could be like a basic
> "has been looked over for glaring errors and basic readability" and
> a second could be "has been thoroughly reviewed and is considered
> the doc on the given subject."
Perhaps we could start by getting developers to thoroughly review
You're proposing a technical solution to a people problem. The problem
is not that the site can't display the fact that a developer vouches
for the quality of documentation. The problem is that there are no
processes for getting developers to review documentation and vouch for
----- Mail Original -----
De: "Chad" <innocentkiller(a)gmail.com>
À: "Wikimedia developers" <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Envoyé: Jeudi 2 Juillet 2009 14h59:13 GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Berne / Rome / Stockholm / Vienne
Objet: Re: [Wikitech-l] button action in form problem
On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:53 AM, <sancelot(a)free.fr> wrote:
> ----- Mail d'origine -----
> De: Bryan Tong Minh <bryan.tongminh(a)gmail.com>
> À: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Envoyé: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 13:32:54 +0200 (CEST)
> Objet: Re: [Wikitech-l] button action in form problem
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM, <sancelot(a)free.fr> wrote:
>> ----- Mail Original -----
>> De: "Andrew Garrett" <agarrett(a)wikimedia.org>
>> À: "Wikimedia developers" <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
>> Envoyé: Jeudi 2 Juillet 2009 13h19:13 GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Berne / Rome / Stockholm / Vienne
>> Objet: Re: [Wikitech-l] button action in form problem
>> On 02/07/2009, at 10:02 AM, sancelot(a)free.fr wrote:
>>> I have got an extension with a form and a submit button (mw 1.14)
>>> the problem is when I submit the form button, the search action is
>>> performed instead of my function !!
>> You've given shockingly little detail here, but I bet you're sending a
>> field called 'search'. Try renaming the field.
>> No, I haven't
>> have a look at the extension code I downloaded here :
> Don't use wfElement, use Xml::openElement. wfElement autocloses.
> I reworked the code to use Xml::openElement Xml::submitButton , ... but the effect is the same
> submitting launches search
> Wikitech-l mailing list
> Wikitech-l mailing list
Are you including a hidden field element set to the title of
the special page?
Yes, but it works the same, either if I use it or not, using a default value .
enclosed is the reworked code.
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