Hi Wikitech developers,
I had sent an introductory mail itnroducing myself to the community
around one week before but did not seek any reply from the mentors.
On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM, shubham singhal <
> Hi Everyone
> Firstly I, Shubham would like to introduce myself to the developers of this
> commmunity. I am currently pursuing Computer Science and Engineering at IIT
> Roorkee INDIA. I had got a good knowledge of the tools used for the
> development of open source
Shubham I wonder how the skills can match exactly the same except java
which you had mentioned over here. I had mentioned my skills in the same
one week before to the community and introduced myself.
> My skills include Programming languages: GNU C/C++, Java, Python,
> Version control systems Git/Github and SVN. I am also aware with many of
> the web
> development application tools and content management systems. I am an
> ambitious person willing to
> learn other technologies when need in future.
Even you found the work of the community appealing because of the same
which I had mentioned before in my mail.
You have exactly copied the first 3 paragraphs of the mail from my mail
which was sent
earlier. except you had mentioned the idea at last for discussion.
It is good to see the way of expression and introduction of others with the
instead of just changing the name, university and post it after sometime to
the mailing list.
Infact I just want to work on my proposal instead of concentrating on others
but don't copy the contents from the mail of others.
> I choose this organisation for the contribution as the work the community
> does looks very appealing and interesting to me and useful for the whole
> community. The
> skills used by the organisation for the development of open source software
> matches with my
> skills to much extent.
> I have ideas to improve and excel interest in lay people in Gene wiki* by
> including the short interesting video based learning which takes the data
> from Wikimedia and create a short video which helps the people to
> understand easily. I need a help to work on this.*
> In this approach I would like to implement mechanism in which long
> paragraphs will be extracted from geneWiki and organized in a way that can
> be shown as pictures or frame of pictures. Through this mechanism people
> would be able to learn easily because pictures or videos are remembered
> more easily.
> Wikitech-l mailing list
2014-02-16 11:48 GMT+02:00 Steven Walling <steven.walling(a)gmail.com>:
> > What consideration
> > did the designers give to non-Latin?
> The beta feature has involved lots of testing in non-Latin scripts.
Which non-Latin scripts?
Where can I see the results?
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore
Please see "WikiWinWin: A Wiki Based System Together with Win Win Method
for Collaborative Requirements Negotiation" by Ledan Huang, Xiaobo Wu and
Yangu Zhang (2013)
Does someone want to do a Mediawiki extension for Google Summer of Code or
the like to implement a riff on that?
It's applicable to more than just software development, and the software
development it talks about includes collaborative documentation. I suspect
that it is very similar to general accuracy maintenance automation, and it
still works better with a human participant driving the process schedule
(to the extent that human is skilled at it) but there are some very
attractive opportunities for e.g. Wikidata and maintenance bot integration
down the road if it works out.
sorry for the maybe naïve question. Within an extension, is there a
specific method (via Parser class, for instance) or a more or less
direct way that could turn a template in a wikitext string into an
object or associative array.
Toni Hermoso Pulido
Just wanted to give everyone a head's up that Bingle/Bugello are broken
after yesterday's BZ upgrade. At quick glance it appears related to BZ's
move to a shared host - the tools are dying with the exception:
requests.exceptions.SSLError: hostname 'bugzilla.wikimedia.org' doesn't
match either of '*.planet.wikimedia.org', 'planet.wikimedia.org'
I'll be digging into this shortly and will update when I have more info
Software Engineer, Mobile
For some time now we've had two Requests for Comment floating around
related to passwords, neither of them making much progress.
One is the older "password strength" RFC which proposed creating a module
to tell users about the strength of their passwords. The second, "Password
requirements", had some discussion but wasn't reaching consensus and
After proposing it about a month ago, I've merged these two RFCs and
refactored them in to
based on feedback from Chris Steipp.
Please comment. I've tried to sharpen the proposals down in to one thing we
can do _right now_ which will do the most good for the most users. However,
there are several other viable ideas which merit discussion and example
For those working with WMF browser tests, we now have test setup methods
available via a new Rugygem. The Rubygem uses the Mediawiki API to
provide methods for creating and deleting articles, as well as creating
users. More methods will likely be added in the near future.
Documentation on how to use these methods within the
Cucumber/Selenium-based browser test framework is available on
mediawiki.org, and if you have questions about how to best make use
of them, please hit up the QA team on IRC or e-mail.
When I started working on wm-bot I was designing it for less than 3
channels. I am really very happy that there are so many people who
like it, and somehow it happened, that the bot is now being used in
more than 170 channels.
That is slightly more than I designed it for, and its maintenance
became really very complicated. For that reason I decided to redesign
it a bit, and I created wm-bot 2.0 which is designed little bit better
for this heavy load, but on other hand it's totally incompatible with
old bot :-). No worries - i created convertor for configuration files
so regular users should see no difference at all.
If everything goes well the best scenario is that nobody see any
change at all (bot shouldn't even disconnect from freenode, so nobody
would literally see any difference), however if something goes wrong,
the bot may disappear from some channels and there may be a logging
When the deployment is finished, some functions may stop working
because I had to rewrite all plugins (around 20 of them now) and some
of them can be properly tested only under heavy load. If there is
anything broken (I will send another mail when it's all finished)
please make a bugzilla ticket
That's all folks
TL;DR; There is going to be deployment of new version of wm-bot, which
may result in temporary outage (but shouldn't) and some functions may
stop working properly after it.