Dear Sir of Madam,
I would like to see what impact Flow will have on dump files.
I see that LiquidThreads still appear in the XML dumps of enwikinews (as of
Will the tables containing Flow records be dumped in SQL or XML format?
Are there now any SQL or XML dumps that contain Flow records?
If not, can you forecast when Flow will appear in the dumps?
> On *Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 6:17 AM, Marco F <*
*maic23 at live.de
wrote:> *> You can't expect the average user to go to Phabricator or
post on this mailing
> list. If you are lucky, they complain on the respective talk pages like  or
> some other place.
> I think, there is be quite a substantial amount of programs around which still
> use the old interface and are broken now. Waiting for someone to notice and
>  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki_talk%3AGadget-Cat…
I'm sure there are still some out there, but probably not as many as you think.
I know that there aren't any gadgets or user scripts on enwiki or mediawikiwiki
that use the old syntax, because I cleaned them up personally. I also got myself
global interface editor rights and fixed all the gadgets in the MediaWiki
namespace on every Wikimedia wiki. That still leaves bots, other external tools,
and user scripts that aren't gadgets, so it's hard to say what's still left to
fix. But most of the important gadgets are working, at least.
Another good idea might be to look through the public repositories for external
tools and bot frameworks to check whether they have implemented the change. I
think we can safely assume that the big ones like Huggle, Twinkle and AWB have
been fixed, due to the lack of noise at enwiki's technical village pump. But
there may well be smaller external tools out there that still need fixing.
Also, if anyone is interested, I have compiled a list of scripts on
all WMF wikis
that may need updating. It has 129 pages in at the moment, although some are
false positives, and some are personal scripts for inactive users that we
don't need to bother with.
As has been announced several times (most recently at
the default continuation mode for action=query requests to api.php will be
changing to be easier for new coders to use correctly.
*The date is now set:* we intend to merge the change to ride the deployment
train at the end of June. That should be 1.26wmf12, to be deployed to test
wikis on June 30, non-Wikipedias on July 1, and Wikipedias on July 2.
If your bot or script is receiving the warning about this upcoming change
(as seen here
example), it's time to fix your code!
- The simple solution is to simply include the "rawcontinue" parameter
with your request to continue receiving the raw continuation data (
No other code changes should be necessary.
- Or you could update your code to use the simplified continuation
documented at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Query#Continuing_queries
which is much easier for clients to implement correctly.
Either of the above solutions may be tested immediately, you'll know it
works because you stop seeing the warning.
I've compiled a list of bots that have hit the deprecation warning more
than 10000 times over the course of the week May 23–29. If you are
responsible for any of these bots, please fix them. If you know who is,
please make sure they've seen this notification. Thanks.
Brad Jorsch (Anomie)