The advantage of deleting the messages that are the same in
(formerly Betawiki) and the local messages is that when a
message CHANGES, a change made at translatewiki.net
will have an effect on
your local system as well. It is for this reason that it is a good idea to
have as few messages possible that are created locally. The messages that
you want to have locally should contain information that is specific to your
project that means are specific to the Japanese Wikipedia.
2009/3/11 mizusumashi <mizusumashi(a)coda.ocn.ne.jp>
I'm a sysop of Japanese Wikipedia. I'm going to delete many MediaWiki
namespace pages that have same contents as betawiki. I think this work
will make less operation cost.
I hava a question about caching and sever's overload. My colleague said
that local wiki's MediaWiki namescape pages may make less overload of
it's server, because these messages chaced and default messages are read
I think, default messages are in PHP code files and these PHP codes may
be compiled and cached between apache is alive. In other hand, messages
saved in local Wiki are in DB, and they are got from DB server by all
Of course, even if local Wiki's MediaWiki namespace page don't exist,
access to DB server is needed - because we don't know which it exist or
not before access to DB server. Therefore non-existent of a MediaWiki
namespace page makes a addional process.
But does this "addional process" mean just continuation to execute
compiled codes without any reading from file or DB? This "overload" is
same as zero, I think.
It makes more overload to delete system massages in local wiki's
MediaWiki namespace pages?
Sorry for my poor English. Thank you.
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