Neil Kandalgaonkar wrote:
We've narrowed it down to two systems that are
being tested right now,
MogileFS and OpenStack. OpenStack has more built-in stuff to support
authentication. MogileFS is used in many systems that have an
authentication layer, but it seems you have to build more of it from
Authentication is really a nice-to-have for Commons or Wikipedia right
now. I anticipate it being useful for a handful of cases, which are both
more anticipated than actual right now:
- images uploaded but not published (a la UploadWizard)
- forum avatars (which can viewed by anyone, but can only be edited
by the user they belong to)
I don't see how FS authentication is useful there.
All authentication would be performed by mediawiki, with a master
credential such as $wgDBpassword. MediaWiki shouldn't need to send the
media server a user password!
(NB sysops should be able to remove goatses from forum avatars...)
Authentication as understood by OpenStack is of little use for us now.
Things like adding a uid column in mysql would be more useful than a
native authentication for accessing the resource.
As for things like SVG translation, I'm going to
say that's out of scope
and probably impractical. Our experience with the Upload Wizard
Licensing Tutorial shows that it's pretty rare to be able to simply plug
in new strings into an SVG and have an acceptable translation. It
usually needs some layout adjustment, and for RTL languages it needs
pretty radical changes.
You can provide the same SVG changing just the legend box.