Two months ago, we talked about Extension:Widgets  and
 on wikitech-l .
Reminder: With Extension:Widgets, external services (Youtube, Facebook...)
are added to the parser by writing code (smarty) in the Widget namespace.
These Widgets are hosted on mediawikiwidgets.org
In short, Sergey Chernyshev  wondered how we could save this great work.
That lead to a discussion about the quality/sustainability of
Extension:Widgets. Biggest issues raised were: security (code stored within
the wiki pages) and version control (of widgets).
We  have been working since on Extension:WidgetsFramework . Inspired
by Extension:Widgets, we hope it could be a suitable successor. With
Extension:WidgetsFramework, external services are added to the parser like
any other MediaWiki extension (php) but the code is factorized and
simplified. These Widgets are hosted in Git 
See the thorough documentation:
We believe WidgetsFramework is now stable and advanced enough to face the
community (and its challenging insights). And here we are, asking:
- Do you think this extension has an use and a future for more than just
- If yes, what is the best way to distribute/manage the codes
(framework+widgets) within the community?
- If answer is "Git+Gerrit+mediawiki.org", can we get help? Our resources
are rather limited and... well... Gerrit scares us a bit :-)
Thank you for your time,
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