[MediaWiki-l] Suggestion: a proper catalog for extensions

Yury Katkov katkov.juriy at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 05:18:56 UTC 2013


God yes!!!

Now the catalog of extensions is total... wiki. I think that creation of
such catalog is not only programming task but also some changes related to
the actual process of publishing, documenting and quality assurance of the
extensions. The first things that come to my mind:
1) install semantic extensions so that it would be possible to search
through extensions by various parameters (smth like that but better:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/advanced-search)
2) allow users to rate the extensions and provide some analytics, filtering
and sorting based on that (for example showing the best rated)
3) add the information about what's happenning with the code of the
extension to its page. This will allow to search recently changed
extensions and quickly see those which have been abandonned.

I think that this task is very important and maybw the first step will be
to find other software that has good extension catalog and learn from them.


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Yury Katkov, WikiVote



On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Quim Gil <qgil at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi, this is a heads up about this suggestion:
>
> A proper catalog for extensions
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.**org/show_bug.cgi?id=46704<https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46704>
>
> We want to know whether this could become a good candidate for the
> Outreach Program for Women:
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> https://www.mediawiki.org/**wiki/Outreach_Program_for_**Women<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreach_Program_for_Women>
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> Feedback welcome (especially in the bug report). All the better if someone
> wants to step in as potential mentor for this project.
>
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> Quim Gil
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