On 22 May 2014 18:11, Gergo Tisza <gtisza(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Krinkle
Q: When will the upgrade happen?
A: In the next few weeks, once we are happy that the impact is reasonably
low. An update will be sent to wikitech-l just before this is done as a
This will be well before the MediaWiki 1.24 branch point for
extension authors looking to maintain
I'm not sure this decision makes sense. This would mean that 1.23 shipped
with jQuery 1.8 and 1.24 will ship with jQuery 1.11, without the backwards
compatibility plugin. I don't see how this helps extension authors, and it
will be a nuisance for wiki webmasters who will have to deal with the
breakage of all the not-so-well maintained extensions, without any
transition period where they could identify and fix/replace them, when they
do the 1.23 -> 1.24 upgrade. There should be a major version which includes
the migration plugin.
Possibly, though I would suggest that it is not loaded by default. Frankly
if an extension's authors have abandoned their extension to the extent that
after several years' clear warning and a six month-long notice period they
still didn't do a relatively trivial set of fixes, then it's reasonable to
make it necessary for sysadmins to make a (small) effort acknowledging that
this code is toxic and should only be used if you're willing to wade into
"here be dragons" territory.
Indeed, I created this patch for this purpose, which retains
jQuery.Migrate (with the intent to remove it for MediaWiki 1.25):
(This is a separate matter from whn the migration
plugin should be removed
from WMF-maintained sites. It adds to the JS overhead, even if just a
little, and it might make sense to put jQuery Migrate behind a config
switch which is enabled by default but disabled on Wikimedia sites after
June 1. But the next tarball should contain the migration plugin and enable
it by default.)
I disagree, for the reasons stated above; the inverse makes more sense.
James D. Forrester
Product Manager, VisualEditor
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
jforrester(a)wikimedia.org | @jdforrester