[Wikimediaindia-l] Fw: [Wikipedia-l] [ResourceLoader] JavaScript may break on your wiki: Fix it before that happens

BalaSundaraRaman sundarbecse at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 12 10:30:38 UTC 2011

FYI. We noticed some issues (like some custom tools not working) related to this 
in Tamil Wikipedia. Not sure whether all issues are resolved.
Please check if other wikis are affected by this.

- Sundar
 "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for 
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture

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> Sent: Sat, February 12, 2011 3:23:58 PM
> Subject: [Wikipedia-l] [ResourceLoader] JavaScript may break on your wiki: Fix 
>it before that happens
> Greetings,
> As you may know, the Wikimedia teach team has started to  upgrade
> MediaWiki on some wikis. MediaWiki is the software that runs  all
> Wikimedia wikis.
> The most visible change for Wikimedia users will  be the deployment of
> ResourceLoader [1].
> ResourceLoader optimizes the  use of JavaScript in MediaWiki, speeding up
> its delivery by compressing it  sometimes, and cutting down on the amount
> of unused JavaScript that gets  delivered to the browser in the first
> place.
> The installation of  ResourceLoader may cause compatibility issues with
> existing JavaScript  code.
> Trevor Parscal and Roan Kattouw, the main developers of  ResourceLoader,
> will be available on IRC [2] on Monday, February 14th, at  18:00 (UTC)
> [3], to answer questions and help fix issues related to  ResourceLoader.
> *If you maintain JavaScript code on your home wiki,  please attend.*
> Don't wait until your wiki's JavaScript is all  broken.
> Please spread this information as widely as possible; it's  critical to
> reach as many local JavaScript maintainers as  possible.
> Logs of the session will be published publicly.
> [1]  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ResourceLoader
> [2]  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
> [3] All timezones:  http://ur1.ca/3819u
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