On 06/06/12 20:29, Chad wrote:
Well since we introduced a CLI installer, it should
make the process
much cleaner for people packaging the wiki. I don't know what work
has been done (if any), but the groundwork's been laid on our end.
The other big complaint we've had over time is moving stuff around
to the typical Debian-esque locations (eg: putting LocalSettings in
/etc). Don't know what the status is on that though.
The problem in the past was primarily lack of cooperation from the
packagers. I remember years ago that Aryeh offered help in some bug
trackers (with little/no response).
I'd happily add hooks they needed to remove the need of patching for
MediaWiki packagers, or including a script to move if that's what they
Also, it'd be cool if downstream maintainers, that are keeping security
patches for old versions, did it in MediaWiki repo.
* Cross-distro work. No need to independently patch or copy the patches
from other distros.
* Just one repository, no need of stacked patch queues.
* Availability in the upstream official repo.
* Easy for us to review/fix in case we spotted something there.
* We could commit the fixes for the externally-lts-maintained branched
at near-0 cost when backporting some fixes.
* They need to request a gerrit account.
* Yet another website for them to use.
IMHO that's a win-win.