I'm pleased to announce a new (or perhaps, revived) extension for
MediaWiki, the EtherEditor. It's a way to allow collaborative editing of
any wiki page.
The technical implications of that concept aren't totally fleshed out
yet, but I have it working to the point where I can show people!
I have set up an instance of MediaWiki  with the extension installed.
In order to use it, you need to log in and enable the preference (the
instructions page  has it in more detail), and then you can edit
things collaboratively with other people.
This wiki isn't meant for extended use, or for storing sensitive (or
even slightly important) data. It will _very likely_ lose data from time
to time, so don't pour your heart into any edits. That being said, I
hope this added feature will be fun for everyone! If you have ideas or
bug reports, please put them at the Feedback page , for lack of a
better place (currently).
You can also access public pads at the actual Etherpad Lite instance on
the machine , but again, don't expect those pads to be there, and
don't use it for important information.
The major new features, which are still in testing and could use
feedback, are the edit buttons at the top of every editor. I'm aware
that there are no icons in some (most) of the buttons, but I'm working
on it. Other feature requests would be nice, since the project could
feasibly go in a lot of different directions at this point.
Oh, and for anyone who wants the code, it can be found in Gerrit . Be
sure to check the README for the configuration variables, because
they're possibly confusing.
Thanks to everyone, and have fun!
Contractor, Wikimedia Foundation