2010/8/6 Casey Brown <lists(a)caseybrown.org>rg>:
Prototype is also used exclusively by the Usability
This is no longer strictly true. I have been creating prototype wikis
for the flaggedrevs folks and WMDE, and I expect more such random
wikis to follow.
testwiki is the normal "Developer/Sysadmin Test Wikipedia". Before
the Wikimedia sysadmins do a scap/major code rollout, they first
roll-out the code changes to testwiki to verify everything works in
the regular Wikimedia environment.
This is true, and this, not usability team exclusivity, is the
important difference here. testwiki is really only for things that we
deem ready to go live and want to check one more time before we
accidentally let a typo wreck stuff, so code that goes there has to be
pretty solid already. prototype is a completely separate machine that
we can play around with to our heart's content, so mostly we can just
throw stuff on there and see what happens.
Roan Kattouw (Catrope)