I tend to agree that skins should be installed in exactly the same way as
other extensions. This will also help make installation more automateable.
On May 20, 2014 11:39 PM, "Tim Starling" <tstarling(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 21/05/14 07:25, Bartosz Dziewoński wrote:
* $IP/extensions/SkinName/ for everything, the
rest as above. This
makes the skin work exactly like an extension. The only example I
could find on mediawiki.org
is the Nostalgia skin .
I introduced this facility to core many years ago, and I still
generally think it is a good idea. There are in fact at least another
6 skins that use this system: they are in mediawiki/extensions/skins
in Gerrit -- a directory layout carried over from Subversion.
Nostalgia should have been put there too.
The main reason I think it is a good idea is code sharing. Treating
skins as extensions means you can share automated distribution and
-- Tim Starling
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