[Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software
tangotango at wikignome.net
Wed Jan 24 12:59:12 UTC 2007
Ironically, I'm currently in the process of developing a full-text (i.e.,
image titles and descriptions) gallery-based search engine for images on
Commons. The code and interface has been there since December, it just needs
frequent updating of the index and moving to the toolserver, and a few more
tweaks. Although I can't make any promises, I expect the tool to be up and
running by mid-February.
As an alternative, you can try Duesentrieb's highly versatile MediaSearch
searches inside categories and can filter by license, type, and image size,
, but doesn't do full-text description searches.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Husky [mailto:huskyr at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 11:32 PM
> To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software
> Many of these have already been mentioned, but just to sum it up:
> * Better search functionality (esp. with images, some kind of gallery
> maybe on the basis of tagging or category keywords.
> * A more user-friendly editing interface. This might need some serious
> interaction models to avoid a WYSIWYG interface that doesn't quite work.
> Having a nifty AJAX editing interface might be pretty cool, but it will
> probably need some serious work to make it as responsive as Writely /
> Docs. However, it could really enable less tech-savvy people to write
> and better formatted texts.
> * A simpler system for templates/themes. Maybe not necessary for
> Wikimedia-related projects (because they are all using Monobook anyway),
> for customization of other users a template system such as in Wordpress
> www.wordpress.org) would be handy.
> -- Hay Kranen / [[User:Husky]]
> On 1/23/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 23/01/07, Titoxd at Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Speaking from the technical side, there is a hurdle with the
> > > improved searches" that are requested, at least on one aspect.
> > Retrieving the results is one thing. Improving how they are displayed
> > is something that could be improved on too. For example we lack a
> > gallery-based search. (Special:Newimages only searches on image
> > titles. The functionality is there, so why not extend it to image
> > descriptions?)
> > > As for categories: date of page creation is not stored in the
> > right
> > > now; that would be ideally something for the page table. The time a
> > > included in a category is already stored (or at least, there is
> room for
> > > it), so that may be easier to do in the future. Dynamic sort tables
> > > issues with older browsers, but maybe a sortby can be done by the
> > as
> > > well. These things do require a considerable amount of coding and
> > testing,
> > > though.
> > Well, that's why it's my vision, and not my requests for next
> week. ;)
> > cheers,
> > Brianna
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