On 04/03/2011 07:56 PM, Brion Vibber wrote:
In particular, I think there's some low-hanging
fruit in the Gadgets system.
Right now it's honestly pretty awkward to create a Gadget in the first
place, and sharing code modules between wikis requires a lot of
cut-and-pasting (which leads to divergent code bases, which makes
maintenance nigh-impossible in the face of MediaWiki framework changes).
What about interwiki transclusion? That sounds like it could generally
solve the more general problem "for a wiki to work, you'll first need to
create a bunch of pages", although it might need some adaption (e.g.: on
some specified pages, such as MediaWiki's gadget pages, non-existing
pages automatically transclude from meta or some other shared repository)