I would REALLY love to see MobileFrontend work with Wiktionary, Wikibooks,
Wikisource. The books for instance may make use of the book readers that
exists on mobiles / pads.. There is a world outside of Wikipedia
On 9 January 2012 20:03, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com> wrote:
* Does anybody actually want to use MobileFrontend to implement a
feature-phone gateway on other sites?
If so, it may be worth doing some of that cleanup to make things more
Note that I'd also love to kill the "m." stuff as it's problematic in
number of ways, so I wouldn't worry too much about stuff related to
* Do people intend primarily to make the wiki's user interface more
friendly to modern smartphones, without caring about feature phones?
If so, then moving to the next generation beyond our current MobileFrontend
is probably a better use of energy. MobileFrontend's architecture is keyed
on basically being like a proxy, so it can produce output tuned to phones
with very limited capabilities without the rest of MediaWiki needing to
worry about how those things work.
This isn't really what we want for smartphones and tablets in the future;
they should instead get the same interface and capabilities as the desktop
provides, but the interface should tune itself for small or large screens,
touch-centric or mouse-centric layouts. In the future this won't involve
the MobileFrontend extension at all, it'll just be in our core CSS & JS
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