This email highlighted and remind me of a couple of issues,
1. The indexing functionality and how it fails for transcluded pages; which is integral to
ProofreadPage when it transcludes working pages into the main namespace for display.
(thanks to MZMcBride for helping me track this down)
2. The support around djvu files in general, which is improved, though still lacking in
the <gallery> extension, see
Both of which have an impact for WS, though not exclusive to the site.
On 28 Jun 2010 at 23:22, Lars Aronsson wrote:
There is a lot of potential in Wikisource, but it
heavily on the ProofreadPage extension and it has several
bugs that are reported but don't get fixed.
ThomasV is the main developer and perhaps he is the only
maintainer? It would be in the interest of the Wikimedia
Foundation to assign a salaried developer or two into
developing a more robust framework for Wikisource, either
by improving the existing extension or by integrating
some or all of its functionality into MediaWiki proper.
People everywhere have a need to make some PDF (or Djvu)
document available on a website, page by page, with the
ability to add categories and talk pages. This ability
is what the ProofreadPage extension adds to MediaWiki.
In my mind, it is as essential as the support for uploading
JPEG images and automatically generating thumbnails.
Adding multipage documents to a wiki should be a far more
common need than adding mathematical equations.
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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