On 17 January 2011 00:35, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
Magnus Manske wrote:
> There is the question of what browsers/versions to
test for. Should I
> invest large amounts of time optimising performance in Firefox 3, when
> FF4 will probably be released before WYSIFTW, and everyone and their
> cousin upgrades? As a one-man-show, I have to think about these
It depends what your goal is. If your goal is to use
this by default with
core MediaWiki, it's going to have to support Internet Explorer 6 and
Firefox 3, as well as a lot of other browsers. If your goal is to create
another WikEd, it can support whichever browsers you choose to support.
Given the widespread use of Firefox 3, I can't see any widespread adoption
of this tool happening without support for it, even if Firefox 4 is on the
FWIW: testing on a single example, I got 218 sec in FF 3.6.13 and 71
sec in FF 4.0b9 on the same system. FF 3.6 is really quite slow for
these purposes. IE9 will be unusable.
FF users seem to update pretty quickly once the new version is
released and their favoured extensions have updated. Even IE users
seem to update quickly once the new version is out. Except IE6 users,
who are of course damned to perdition.
Though obviously, optimisation before feature completion is evil.
Before it goes anywhere serious or universal, it'll need some proper
usability testing - to see if Magnus' full screen editing approach
actually works for other people.
> Finally, there are, undoubtedly, a large number of
bugs hidden in the
> code. I assume they will be weeded out, given enough eyeballs (testers
> and developers).
Are you looking for testers and developers? Where
would a tester submit a
bug report? The page at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WYSIFTW
to address this.
The talk page is being used for this so far.