"Gerard Meijssen" <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
Wikimedias development is centred on one skin. This used to be monobook
it is now vector. The question if a community may elect to be conservative
retro / different ignores this issue. There will be some effort to
other skins as well but as history has shown, bit rot will creep in. New
functionality will not be designed to work with other skins.
Why not? Isn't the whole *point* of a skinning system that users can choose
which skin to use *without* affecting functionality? Otherwise, it's not a
skin, it's a different user interface.
If Gerard is correct and only the 'current' skin is supported, then all
other skins should be removed from the software (including monobook).
Conversely, as long as they remain part of the software, they should be
supported. It is absolutely bonkers to ship with unsupported features,
particularly for such a critical element as the user interface.
- Mark Clements (HappyDog)