[Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Alpha version of the VisualEditor now available on the English Wikipedia

Terry Chay tchay at wikimedia.org
Wed Dec 12 06:24:09 UTC 2012

For Trevor to remember...

So we tried visually editing using the PS3 browser...


Great job team! :-)

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On Dec 11, 2012, at 10:07 PM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM, James Forrester
> <jforrester at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> TL;DR: Today we are launching an alpha, opt-in version of the
>> VisualEditor[0] to the English Wikipedia. This will let editors create
>> and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the
>> articles they edit will look the same as when you read them, and their
>> changes show up as they type enter them — like writing a document in a
>> word processor. Please let us know what you think[1].
> Congrats, team! :-D Being able to edit the Real Thing is indeed a huge
> deal -- even if it's still the very very very (very) first release to
> do so. A long road ahead, but maybe some sleep is in order. ;-)
> The future just got a little more real.
> Erik
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