A barnstar for you! 
|The Technical Barnstar|
|Thank you, Sumana for caring for people who care about MediaWiki! Sergey Chernyshev 07:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)|
A kitten for you! 
Thank you for your great works in keeping the world a better place.
A barnstar for you! 
|The MediaWiki Barnstar|
|Hello This is for you, you have been doing a lot for MediaWiki Developments. And for coordinating Berlin Hackathon 2012. Cheers :-) ansuman (talk) 12:40, 22 April 2012 (UTC)|
A kitten for you! 
You're awesome. I was just reflecting on wikimania and thought of you. I hope you remember me(this is Lucian). In case you're wondering I'm working on wikipedia timeline visualizer that I'm planning to bring to the hackathon in January.
A kitten for you! 
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|Gerrit project ownership request progress?||1||05:11, 8 January 2013|
|Converter for Karachay language||3||16:36, 22 December 2012|
|WikipediaMobile||4||18:49, 18 December 2012|
|Wikipedia aimed mapmaking||2||23:29, 6 December 2012|
|Developer_access||0||05:54, 15 November 2012|
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|Scribunto and fr.wikisource||2||20:16, 28 August 2012|
|SVN access for DPL maintenance||1||14:40, 24 August 2012|
|Lab account||1||14:38, 24 August 2012|
|Yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June.||1||00:53, 13 July 2012|
|Is someone abusing your identity on Developer access?||2||22:00, 3 July 2012|
|Gerrit project administrator||1||11:57, 18 June 2012|
|My "note from foswiki"||1||02:55, 29 May 2012|
|Labs access request||0||07:54, 21 May 2012|
|Re: Thanks!||0||15:00, 17 May 2012|
|Re: Berlin Hackathon 2012||4||13:58, 13 May 2012|
|Message from another user||1||14:24, 10 May 2012|
|Username||1||00:27, 2 May 2012|
|Installing Git review on windows||1||14:08, 24 April 2012|
On Tuesday January 15 at 3pm Wikipedians are invited to join a tour of laboratories at in. If you would like to attend please RSVP at. If you have questions feel free to ask on that page or contact me on my talk page or by my office phone at 914.378.2684.
I am still working on that project I wanted to show you. Also, I have not made it to the Museum of the Moving Image and I still want to do that someday. It seems that neither of those things will be done soon - I am going to India for a month starting next week to meet Wikipedians there and in Bangladesh. You are welcome to come to this Consumer Reports thing if you like; it is a long way from Queens. I hope you are well.
It's been more than four weeks, and I still see no comment on my Gerrit project ownership request. Thanks!
Why not sharing your work at the Design mailing list? You can find there all the experts, including the WMF UX designers.
I am new in creating extensions for deployment. So I merely followed Writing an extension for deployment. Thanks for advise.
There is no question that you did the steps as suggested!
Seeing what happened to you (and may have happened to others) it is probably better to have a process not relying on single people. The creation of the Design list is more recent that the note about Howie at that page, and now it's probably just a better destination. Sumana, do you agree? I will also check with the Design list itself so they are aware of this possibility.
Bouron, thank you very much not only for contributing an extension to the MediaWiki community, but also to help us improving our processes.
Hi Sumana, I'm a developer and a Wikipedian (from en.wiki). I want to work with WikipediaMobile but instead using PhoneGap I'm more into conventional Eclipse IDE. So, where can I get code?
Hi, please have a look at meta:Mobile_Projects/Contribute. There you can find links to the mobile apps source code, open bugs and other interesting information.
The next steps for getting involved is joining mobile-l mailing list. There you can find the other mobile developers and get further advice from them.IRC channel and
The only MediaWiki corners I'm aware of where Java is used are:
- the Wikipedia app for Nokia Series40 (but the development is quite outsourced and even if open I wonder how easy is for external contributors to get in).
- the Lucene search library. fwiw we have an open full time position related to this. Interested? :) Otherwise feel free forwarding to your colleagues.
You could help us get Gerrit, our source code review system, more in line with our needs -- the list of open Gerrit issues upstream and our open Git/Gerrit bugs in Bugzilla would be good places to start. In our 24/7 chat channel, you can get more interactive suggestions!
Sumanah, thanks' a lot for your interest (wp:en:User_talk:Yug#Mappers: software needs). The map and illustatrive sides of articles should indeed move to a more professional approach with comprehensive guidelines and sustainable, updatable allowed by centralized cloud technologies such as google-map. I'm currently finishing my master thesis of Chinese teaching, I will make a push and proposals to the WMF this summer. Best regards, Yug 10:12, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Yug. I hope to see your requests in Bugzilla and on the wikitech-l mailing list once you're done with your thesis. Best wishes for the success of your research and studies!
Hi sumanah !
Several contributors in the French Wikisource are very interested by Scribunto extension and one, Rical have already written a module. Can fr.wikisource be one of the first wikis to use Scribunto extension ? We have talk about this idea on our Scriptorium (Wikisource's Village Pump) and most of people there are impatient to use it. If it happen we would be happy to share our experience about this extension in order to help other wikis to use it.
Tpt, thanks for the note! That's pretty exciting. I think the meta page for requesting "shell" changes is a reasonable guide to filing a bug about this in Bugzilla (you may already know about that - sorry for redundancy). Once you file that bug, please cc me, Tim Starling, Sam Reed, Victor Vasiliev, and Rob Lanphier, and send a note to wikitech-l as well.
Hello Sumanah, I am the author of DPL (third party). Two years ago I published a stable release which somebody put into the SVN for me. Recently I published DPL 2.0 (which solves some major issues that had been open for a long time) and bawolff was so kind to check in the sources for me into SVN. I made my changes based on the last version which I had published (2 years ago). Now some changes have to be re-merged which have been made to DPL in SVN in the meantime by various people. Two years ago I had been applying for SVN access and finally it was granted. But by then I did not have time to spend any resources on the DPL project so I never used the account and lost my account data. Can you help me to regain access (I can be reached via gero.scholz(at)gmx.de). Algorithmix (talk) 05:00, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Hi, Algorithmix! Could you follow the directions at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_access/Subversion#Updating.2Freplacing_your_SSH_key and send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org ? That way we can get your access back. Thanks!
Thanks for granting lab access to me that fast!! You used "Drtrigon" in order to create my account, this results for me in having 3 different nicks now. We should use either "drtrigon" for lower-case only and "DrTrigon" (with capital "T") else. Is it possible to rename (or if simpler delete and re-create) my account? That would be nice. Thanks and greetings
(I believe Ryan & Andrew took care of this.) Thanks DrTrigon!
Hey Sumana. I saw lots of requests on Developer access approved with your name by IP addresses. The IP addresses' notes were always: Done - do https://labsconsole.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Access#Initial_log_in_and_password_change - Sumana
Could you please confirm that you made those edits?
As per discussion, Snaper said ...So forget about "branching gets much easier" part as far as Gerrit is concerned Gerrit project administrator can create Gerrit branches in the repository. ... I could not find any notion of a Gerrit project administrator on the Git page, so it would be helpful to know who is a Gerrit project administrator and how to get in contact with them.
On a further note maybe it should be considered to make branching easier for anything that is not mw.core since extensions don't really have to rely on whatever policy is necessary to keep mw.core afloat. Thanks
MWJames, thanks for your note. I don't control the branching policy, so do you mind if I move this discussion to the Git talk page? Also, you may find Git/Gerrit project ownership and https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/admin/groups/ useful.
Thanks for curating my about MongoDB!
I was (perhaps clumsily) trying to counter the comment which implied that spidermonkey/V8 could not control their footprint programmatically. Of course, I might be wrong, given that I only have a cursory familiarity with MongoDB internals, and even less knoledge of MW's Lua/JS efforts.
But I am watching developments here with interest.
Hmm, I see someone else removed it from where I had pasted it; that's unfortunate. May I suggest the Lua vs. JS talk page for you to re-paste it?
Thanks! And please do continue to chat with us.
Many thanks for the invitation to the Berlin Hackathon 2012, Sumana!
Berlin is not far away from me and a friend of mine lives there. My schedule is very busy, but I hope to see you in Berlin this summer.
All the very best.
Great! Glad to hear it.
Thanks for inviting me as well. Sadly Berlin is too far away and I'm currently busy with my study. I would like to come, but maybe in the future hackathon. Again, thank you very much! --Kurniasan (talk) 20:29, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Please keep an eye on our upcoming events: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_developer_meetings .
I am posting this on behalf of User:Adethya:
Hi Sumanah, My name is Adethya from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Please forgive me for editing your user page. I am not good at editing. So I might slip on a few ethics of editing. But the reason I wanted to edit this page, is to let you know that I wanna participate in Berlin Hackathon, 2012. I have no idea about how things work at a Hackathon, but I am deeply interested in getting involved. please let me know if there is still room for scholarships which I will be glad to use for the Hackathon.
You can reach out to me on email@example.com. Or you can leave your number and I shall call you and discuss.
Thanks in advance, Ade.
Thanks, Jasper. Will respond to this person.
Apologies for not appending my Wikipedia username before. Helen
No problem, and thanks!
I've just had a conversation with Roan about this at #mediawiki on IRC. According to the information he so helpfully provided, there's no workaround to installing git-review; since not having it will greatly lengthen git commands. This leaves the part where one has to install git-review. However, I was wondering if it would be possible to do that without having to install pip and then modifying the system PATH (that's the most annoying part of the process). http://pypi.python.org/pypi/git-review reads For installation from source simply add git-review to your $PATH
However, I don't really know what $PATH is here.
Roan says that even if this method was successful, bypassing pip could mean that some dependencies of git-review may not get installed; resulting in a broken git-review (depending on the python version).
Here's what I think:
Installing pip and then installing git-review through python requires running python commands in cmd and modifying the system PATH manually. If the $PATH being referred to here is in fact the system PATH, this installation could mean:
- right click, save link as, unzip, paste in so-and-so folder
- Modify system PATH
If we have to go about messing with PATH no matter we download pip or not, why bother with one extra download? Just seems a waste of time.
Also, installing pip is annoying. Git/Workflow#Windows gives the order as install pip first and then install the setuptools .exe while http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/installing.html#prerequisites says that setuptools is a prerequisite for installing pip.
It would be nice if installation of git-review could be made simpler. Since I'm a noob and have already spent a lot of time in the first install, I daren't try to test the above hypothesis (installing git-review without pip). Maybe you know an experienced user who'd give it a shot? Thanks
Siddhartha Ghai, thanks for talking with Roan and writing up that summary of the issue. I suggest you send it to wikitech-l to see whether there's an experienced user who can boot up a VM and try out your hypothesis!