[Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 09:11:44 UTC 2007

On 24/01/07, Tangotango <tangotango at wikignome.net> wrote:
> 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.

A lot of attention suddenly. :) Any chance you could make it a
full-blown extension rather than a toolserver job? (
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8738 )

We already have a lot of super-useful/critical tools relying on the
toolserver, and as we can well see, it's not always so
reliable...anything super-useful/critical is best off ultimately as
part of MediaWiki.

Wait, that was the original point to my post! ;)

Anyway I and the other Commoners will await such developments with interest.


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