I've been looking for an alternative to Gerrit's code review interface and came across Mylyn, a plug-in for Eclipse with a connector for Gerrit. I'm happy to report that it does work well with our Gerrit setup. Now you can choose between two UX disasters :)
I'm not a fan of Eclipse, but it is fairly customizable, so if you have accessibility needs or would simply prefer to have a different layout for diffs, there's a chance you'll be able to beat out a better user experience out of Eclipse. Using Eclipse also makes it possible to do code reviews off-line and sync them later.
I started to document the configuration process over at [[mw:Git/Workflow]]:
I hope this is useful.
Is there any easy way (via extension) to modify the "src" attribute of images on wiki pages?
I see hooks for modifying href values - LinkBegin and LinkEnd. But I don't see something similar for images, whose URLs seem to be produced via File::getUrl().
Purpose: I want to add a querystring parameter onto the ends of the URLs, turning <img src="foo.jpg"/> into <img src="foo.jpg?timestamp=xxxxxxxxxxx"/> to aid with caching.
I was wondering what people thought of marking /trunk/extensions
in SVN as read only. Pretty much every active extension (as far as
I can tell) has been moved out already. It doesn't preclude us from
migrating any of these extensions to Git at a later date, and nothing
is being deleted.
Hi, what about having Wikimedia features as organization in Ohloh?
The proposal is interesting considering the current state of things:
MediaWiki seems to be stalled with the SVN to Git migration, and it is
close impossible to find out what other projects come from this community.
This would help or quest on community metrics, so here goes my humble
+1. I also volunteer with some work, basically following the steps of
https://github.com/wikimedia and pinging Sumana / here for anything else.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Seeking feedback on new "Organizations" feature on Ohloh
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:22:54 +0000
From: Rich Sands <rsands(a)blackducksoftware.com>
To: metrics-wg(a)theopensourceway.org <metrics-wg(a)theopensourceway.org>
As I mentioned here recently, we're rolling out a new feature on Ohloh
next week I thought might be interesting to this list. We're adding
rollups of projects into "Organizations", so project contributors and
others could see for example all the projects in the FooBar Foundation,
which ones are most active, the most active contributors, year over year
summary statistics, etc. I know many of you or folks in your
organizations have rolled your own metrics for watching your
foundation's projects and their activity. This feature isn't intended to
replace any of that, but rather to provide a view into how organizations
are contributing to and influencing FOSS. We've spoken with a number of
you who've expressed a need for this, and hope this new feature can be a
We're rolling this out as a Beta feature and would love to get your
feedback. There are two aspects we're looking at: which organizations
steward which projects, and also which organizations contribute to which
projects through developers affiliated with those organizations, whether
they're for-profit, non-profit, governmental, or educational. Initially
we're concentrating on the first aspect - projects in organizations. In
a near-term iteration we'll add in the contribution bit, but for now
we're not showing stats on which projects an organization contributes to.
If you would like a preview of this feature before it is released, let
me know and I'll send you a URL and a name/password combo so you can
check it out. And if you'd like your organization to be one of the
featured ones when we open this up, I'd be thrilled to add you. All I
need is an organization name, a short description, a logo (if
available), a homepage URL for the organization, and a list of projects
to include. If your projects aren't already on Ohloh, I can help you add
them as well.
We're keen to make this useful, and we're rolling it out in a fairly raw
state, so that the FOSS community can help it evolve. Also, please don't
post about or publicize this new feature before it comes out next week.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Director of Developer Communities
Black Duck Software, Inc.
Cell: +1 617-283-0027
I am a French student and I am currently realizing my final thesis in the
field of Free/libre open source software.
It would be a great help for me if you could answer a short online survey
(it should take approximately 5 minutes).
This survey is designed to reach a better understanding of the cooperation
and coordination between developers in Free/libre open source projects.
There is no right or wrong answers, therefore, feel free to answer
spontaneously and to skip the questions you feel you do not want to answer.
The link to the survey is: http://bit.ly/QUuUoz
I would like to remind you that the participation is absolutely anonymous
and voluntary, and you can quit it at any time. Your answers will be
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If you find this survey interesting, you are welcome to share it with other
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Thank you in advance for your cooperation and your enthusiasm! :)
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Jan Gerber <jgerber(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> I know we conducted tests for TMH “playing” well with oggHandler provider (
>> i.e the test2.wikipedia.org pages are embedding commons videos but played
>> back with TMH ) ... I am not sure if we have conducted tests for oggHandler
>> playing well with a TMH provider with the possible configuration phases
>> mentioned above.
> good point. labs is setup like that now: en running OggHandler and commons TMH
> so that part looks good to go. (should also test smaller embeds to be sure)
Ok, so after this, and a couple of brief offlist discussions, we've
made a slight change to the plan:
Here's what we'll do:
1) Wednesday, October 31: Deploy to en.wikipedia.org first. There's
enough video content there, and robust enough feedback (WP:VPT) that
if there's any problem with video, we'll hear about it. Also, more
easiliy reversed than going to commons.
2) (TBD, possibly Monday, November 5) Deploy to everything *but* commons
3) (TBD, possibly Wednesday, November 7) Deploy to commons
I'll make the changes to all of the published plans to reflect this.
is there any paid effort for developing tools (cross-platform) for
fighting vandalism on Wikipedias?
Is there any tool similar to Huggle that run on Linux? Or are there
tools similar Huggle for Linux?
Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)