On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
The question becomes what the target of such a link
should be. I think there
are a few possibilities of where it could go, on MediaWiki.org
Meta-Wiki. I'm not sure which site is most appropriate here and I'm not sure
which page is best.
It depends if we add the link to the standard vector skin, or a more
local solution for the wmf cluster.
If it's the former then MediaWiki would be best, otherwise Meta probably.
(a) there is an API!
(b) it generally doesn't require registration (though registering has
[[benefits]]), but more importantly the API does not require invitation
(c) easy-to-find links for programming language libraries (inspired by
<http://developer.wordnik.com/> which has large icons that developers can
easily recognize); currently a lot of this content (aggregated lists of
MediaWiki API libraries) is actually still on the English Wikipedia; it
would need to be moved over
(d) links to information about database dumps (when they're appropriate to
use, how they're obtained, etc.)
(e) links to information about MediaWiki development (as opposed tool
development alongside MediaWiki)
If we point it at MediaWiki wiki as suggested earlier and include the
message by default in the Vector skin, Then we should reconsider
having (D) in there.