On Tue, 27 May 2014 05:28:41 +0200, Dan Garry <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I am not a developer and therefore I cannot speak for
them, but from a
product perspective I have no insurmountable issues with either the /skins/
or the /extensions/ solution. It seems that there's pros and cons for each
solution, so as long as it's handled appropriately (and it certainly seems
to me like you're doing that), then you've got my support.
So, I'm proposing an experiment: We can
evaluate this almost painlessly by
converting the current Nostalgia extension-skin to a skin in my proposed
format, deploying it on nostalgia.wikimedia.org
(after doing whatever
changes are necessary to deployment things first) and seeing what happens.
Well, you've got my endorsement! How can I help you make this happen?
It just so happened that Chad has recently merged a parallel set of
changes that moved two skins out of core – Modern and Cologne Blue
and linked patches) – and
today he submitted patches that would make it possible to deploy the
two new repositories in the skins/ directory. (Thanks Chad!)
This is going to roll out with tomorrow's deployment and should be
unnoticeable for users.