Another late addition to the developer summit: let's talk about language
converter, content translation tools, and other ways to bridge language
differences between projects.
2:45pm PST today (Tuesday) in Robertson 3.
Here's a list of all the wikis currently using (or considering to use)
Some provocative questions to spur your attendance:
1. Should zhwiki split for mainland China and Taiwan? What about Malay?
2. Should we be using LanguageConverter on enwiki to handle
British/Australian/Indian/American spelling differences?
3. Perhaps Swiss German and "High" German should be different wikis? Or use
LanguageConverter? Or use Content Translation tools?
4. How do we best edit content which has slight localized differences?
Templates? Interface strings? Can we scale our tools across this range?
See you there!
I just want to thank everybody who participated in the 'future of the
architecture committee' session at the dev summit today -- we had some
great discussion and good ideas and concerns from a lot of people.
Damon has proposed that the committee plan a provisional governance model
formalizing the Archcom and clarifying what we do, what we don't do, and
what people expect out of us beyond looking over RfCs.
Provisional plan is to have something in place or ready to ratify by the
European hackathon in Lyon (in May:
More details to come as we work stuff out -- I think we'll want to do some
open discussion on the subject, so don't be shy with ideas, constructive
Is there a supported way to modify the ResourceLoader dependencies of jquery.tablesorter?
Effectively I want to do something like:
$r = getResourceLoader();
$r->moduleInfos['jquery.tablesorter']['dependencies'] = 'my.custom.extension.js';
before any JS modules actually get used.
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I think any decision to split wikis should not be made without
consensus within the affected communities. From a technical
standpoint, it would be much easier to decide in favour of a split,
but I'm worried that the social ramifications of such a decision would
be overlooked in a discussion among developers. It might be a good
idea to present the challenges of continuing to maintain Language
Converter to the communities, but if, for example, it turns out that
having a single Chinese language is better for our free knowledge
goals, then it might still be worth investing the time needed to
overcome the technical hurdles.
Something seems to have gone weird with the API this morning, to the point
where something like this would have intermittently failed on enwiki:
// The POST parameter 'cmtitle' has value 'Category:Articles to be
$title = RequestContext::getMain()->getRequest()->getVal( 'cmtitle' );
$titleObj = Title::newFromText( $title );
assert( $titleObj->getNamespace() === NS_CATEGORY );
I don't see anything around that timeframe that would have made that
happen. Does anyone have any ideas?
Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
I’ve created a GNOME Shell extension that allows the user to search for Wikidata items directly from the shell. Currently you can search for simple things such as “Obama”, “Book”, etc. I plan on adding support for complex queries such as “the population of the earth” which would show the current population of the earth. In the future I also see this extension handle the submission of new entries or editing existing ones. Check it out here  if you’re interested. Pull requests are also welcome ;)
Are there any reports that could allow one to check the status of IPv6
connectivity in the WMF cluster? If not, could you let me know if IPv6
is deployed on all servers and if you consider it stable?
I'm seeing huge variations in IPv6 performance when connecting to WMF
servers, while the rest of the internet seems to work and I'm trying
to determine if the problem is on my side, somewhere on the way, or in
the WMF network.
Today I had the *fun* job of presenting and answering questions for 2 hours
and 15 minutes straight. I didn't actually realize this would turn out to
be the marathon that it did, but I feel like it turned out better than
expected. I was especially impressed with the positive attitude that
everyone had as they challenged my viewpoints and patiently heard me out.
Thank you to those willing to spar with me from across the room over
microphones. I really value people who question authority in search for the
right answer. I felt proud today to work at a place where rigorous public
debate is still alive and well.
Also thank you to Jarred, Roan, Ed and Timo for taking some of the
questions, allowing me shut up for a bit.
Does anyone know who has the administrative privlidges to add me to the
github wikimedia organization?
I need to cleanup/maintain our external pull requests.
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