[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 13:24:02 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org> wrote:
>> A central repository for templates and other
>> stuff which is useful on many projects could solve the problems for
>> Wikimedia projects. But not for other MediaWiki projects
> Why not?  InstantCommons was recently enabled:
> http://intelligentdesigns.net/blog/?p=91
> It's working great.  No more copying images from one wiki to another
> as long as the image is in commons.  I wish I could get *that* for the
> infobox templates, {{fact}}, etc.
> A central repository for templates would probably be *primarily*
> useful for third party MediaWiki projects, because of the language
> issues.  To be useful across Wikimedia projects, localization issues
> would greatly complicate the implementation.  For that reason, maybe
> Commons isn't really the right place for it...
> I'll look into $wgEnableScaryTranscluding.  The name scares me, though...
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InstantCommons is _not_ live. The code itself says it's very hacky
and inefficient and should only be used for testing. Additionally,
with no local caching (I implemented some preliminary description-page
caching last night, still in development though), it'll just add to the
WMF server load on _every_ pageview of your local wiki.

Please do not encourage people to use this yet...


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