On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:42 PM, church.of.emacs.ml
On 05/24/2010 04:44 PM, Peter17 wrote:
It is now open for comments, so, could you please
read it and let me
know about your remarks and suggestions, on this list and/or on the
first of all, I let me tell you that I'm really excited about this
project. It may very well revolutionize the way we organize templates on
Wikimedia and also other wiki farms.
1. You propose a shared database. If I interpret this correctly, it only
works inside a wiki set on the same server farm and doesn't include
external wikis. For example, English Wikipedia could transclude
templates from Meta Wiki, but not from Wikia. In contrast,
$wgForeignFileRepos works for external Wikis (which is much better).
If it's done right, you should be able to put various backends
on it just like the FileRepo code. Bug 20646 is a good start
to something like this I think. Being able to store API urls or
database connection info inside a iw_meta field would be
awesome for this (and has lots of other applications as well).