On 4/27/22 07:22, Niklas Laxström wrote:
Since the beginning of the year, the Wikimedia
Language team has enabled
translation backports for MediaWiki core, extensions and skins hosted on
Gerrit. On a weekly schedule compatible translations from master branch
are backpored to all the supported release branches. Currently supported
branches are 1.35–1.38.
I believe I said this elsewhere, but this is AWESOME. Thank you and
everyone else who worked on it.
Additionally, based on the feedback, we are planning
to either mark the
extension as unmaintained, transfer maintenance to a new maintainer, or
request the extension to be archived and removed from the list of
extensions bundled with MediaWiki core if there is no indication that
anyone uses this extension.
I think it makes sense to unbundle from the tarball ASAP, for the
reasons you mentioned and that it never really saw much uptake even
Q: What about Wikimedia sites: does this mean they
will not get frequent
translation updates as they used to have?
A: We still think this is important, but we do not think the previous
solution can be restored. We would like to collaborate on new solutions.
One solution could be more frequent deployments.
I re-read through <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T206694> and I'm
disappointed again at how long we've left l10nupdate functionality
disabled. I don't really have anything else to say that hasn't already
been said, other that I hope it'll be restored soon.