At some point the LiquidThreads labs wiki disappeared. It used to be located
at <http://liquidthreads.labs.wikimedia.org/>. Was it replaced by a
prototype wiki or something? It had a lot of discussion on it about issues
with LiquidThreads. It's also linked from bug reports, etc. It'd be nice to
get it back.
Anyone know what happened?
Please excuse the nonce type question.
How/where do I determine which version of DjVu(Libre) that Wikimedia is using? For enWS,
I looked at [[Special:Version]] and there is nothing evident (to me) in media handling,
nor anywhere else that I can see. That informs me. Is it part of the native system?
I've been putting this off, but eventually I need to write an update
about how I'm treating priority (the first part of what Bugzilla labels
“Importance”) in the pile of bugs.
Based on the discussion on wikitech-l, we introduced a new default level
for priority. All new bugs are initially labeled “Unprioritized”. One
of my tasks each day is to look at the new bugs for the past 24 hours
and set an initial priority for them. If you decided to set the
priority on a bug, I'd appreciate a comment with your rationale when you
set it. If you disagree with my priority, let me know. I don't have as
much MW experience as others, so I can very easily be wrong.
I'll probably introduce milestones soon, but, until then, here is a
rough idea of the meaning for each priority level:
Highest - needs to be fixed ASAP, a week at the most
High - should be fixed within the next month
Normal - should be fixed in this quarter, or by the next release
Low - we should get to this within 6 months, or the release
Lowest - This can be fixed, but we're not going to worry about it.
In addition, bugs assigned “Highest” or “High” should have someone
besides wikibugs-l assigned to them. I'll try not to assign more than
one “Highest” bug to a developer.
For now, I'm only going to be assigning bugs to people who the WMF
employees. If you're an experienced MW developer, though, and would
like me to assign you some bugs, let me know what sort of things you'd
be interested in taking care of and I'll at least put you as the CC on
Now, there are currently 500+ bugs with a “Normal” priority. I don't
think we're going to have all those fixed for 1.18, so one of the things
I'm doing right now is going through the list and lowering the
Finally, my role is not to allocate WMF developer's time. I'm going to
work with their supervisors to make sure that the work I'm assigning to
developers stands a reasonable chance of getting done. In fact, I may
do this most often by assigning bugs to the EPMs instead of the
Let me know what you think,
What would be the easiest way to provide a popup or a new window that
would allow a user to switch out to an external URL? I'd like to
provide the ability for the user to perform a search against an internal
search engine but on a new page.
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:01:27 +0100
> From: David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] facebook like box in mediawiki
> To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
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> On 18 April 2011 09:51, Raul Kern <raunator(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > how to add facebook like box to chapters mediawiki homepage:
> > http://et.wikimedia.org
> Wikinews has a social networking template that (presumably) passes
> privacy muster:
> important thing is that it doesn't tell Facebook anything more than
> that you came to Facebook from the page you're posting to Facebook
> - d.
That's correct. It only uses JS to make shorter links (
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/?curid=1234 style) for twitter.
No data is passed to facebook. Its just an image that's hyperlinked in essence.
I have been getting a lot of the Wikimedia Foundation Error messages on
en.wp while viewing/editing and there have been reports of similar issues on
commons and the secure server. There have been multiple reports reports in
-tech with no acknowledgment my sysadmins of this issue so im dropping a
note on the mailing list