is to improve the xtools gadget
plugin-like thing (which I think will involve the file xtools/api.php)
that currently shows revisions/authors etc. so it can show more data on
hover dropdown (like top 10 authors). I've been using this gadget for a
year, and it still works but I notice that the full page statistics and
pageviews links no longer seem to work.
I don't know much about the current state of these tools, but I may also
be up for making some other contributions if needed, depending on their
I've had a brief look over the mailing list archives and it looks like
there is some dissatisfaction with the old code and a rewrite is in
progress? (I see the xtools-rebirth repo on github). If someone could
give me a brief overview of what's happening with xtools and where
things are going that would be great, and an idea of how I can
contribute my idea.
You know, I never thought I would do this, but I am now. I am officially dropping my role as an xTools dev. I no longer have an active desire or the needed time to play around with the convoluted, and obfuscated code. The are many reasons I have come to this decision. The first reason is that xTools requires a great deal of person's time which is something I'm lacking. I only have time to do smaller things, like maintain code I developed, aka Cyberbot and Supercount. Another big reason is that I progressively lost my drive to put in effort to these tools for the past few months. For the past few months as I engage with email and on wiki conversations regarding xTools with Kudpung, I felt more and more like a useless piece of shit. I don't want feel useless or be useless. So I am moving my focus elsewhere, where I can feel useful and needed.
I will continue to actively maintain Cyberbot and Supercount, and will continue to remain active on Wikipedia, but my activities here, on xTools, will be severely reduced. I will stick around to address needed webservice restarts, and to provide an opinion of one is asked.
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