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As funcionalidades beta permitem-lhe testar novas funcionalidades na Wikipédia e noutros sites da Wikimedia antes de estas ficarem disponíveis para todos. Go to your preferences to enable Beta Features for yourself; remember enabling features works on a per site basis.
Please let us know what you think of this program on this discussion page.
The primary purpose of Beta Features is to allow for Wikimedia designers and engineers (from the Wikimedia Foundation and community alike) to roll out technical improvements in an environment where large numbers of users can test, give feedback, and use these features in real-world settings. The secondary purpose of Beta Features is to provide a path so that helpful, well-designed gadgets and other community code can be integrated into core after vetting, testing, and reviewing by Wikimedia Design and Engineering.
The code to provide features like this is in an extension, BetaFeatures. Beta Features' preferences are available in a Preferences tab, accessible via the personal bar at the top of the page for all logged-in users.
De momento, os utilizadores podem:
- manually opt-in to individual features
- automatically enroll in all additional features as they are subsequently released[issue 1]
To use either function, users should select the appropriate checkbox, then click “Gravar,” which will save their Beta Features preferences (like with other preferences). Every now and then new features are made available to users, as outlined at Beta Features/Roadmap.
Funcionalidades Beta Atuais
Aqui tem as funcionalidades beta atuais que nós estamos a testar com este sistema:
- Content translation (lead: Amir Aharoni) – A tool to quickly translate pages into your language with side-by-side editor.
- Novo modo de texto wiki (líder: James Forrester) – Ative o novo modo de texto wiki dentro do editor visual. Ele tem muitas das ferramentas presentes no editor visual, tem um design semelhante, e permite uma melhor alternância entre os dois.
- Conflito entre edições em duas colunas (líder: Lea Voget) – Mostrar o conflito entre edições numa forma mais avançada em duas colunas.
- Exportador de ficheiros (lead: Lea Voget) – Permite a exportação fácil de ficheiros para a wiki Wikimedia Commons.
- Diferenças visuais (lead: Ed Sanders) – Ativa o novo modo visual na revisão das diferenças entre páginas.
- ⧼templatewizard-betafeature-message⧽ (lead: Niharika Kohli) – ⧼templatewizard-betafeature-description⧽
- PHP7 (lead: Giuseppe Lavagetto) – Tente usar o PHP7, que se pretende que melhore o desempenho geral na navegação e edição.
These features are only available on some wikis:
- Editor Visual (lead: Roan Kattouw) – Ativar o Editor Visual. Não estará disponível nas páginas de discussão e em alguns outros domínios.
- Flow on user talk (lead: Roan Kattouw) – Enables a new structured discussion system on your user talk page.
- ⧼wbqc-beta-feature-label-message⧽ (lead: Jonas Kress) – ⧼wbqc-beta-feature-description-message⧽
We invite Wikimedia product teams and community volunteers who want to test out new features, or significant changes to existing features, to do so through this project.
Criação da sua própria
Do you want to create your own Beta Feature? Great! James is happy to help guide you.
First, you should check that your code meets the following basic requirements:
- Not significantly degrade site performance;
- Not noticeably degrade perceived performance of the site, or the user's system;
- Not crash the user's browser;
- Not cause data loss, or corruption;
- Pass basic interoperability with other Beta Features features; and[issue 2]
- Contribute positively to the user's experience of the site, and be additive in nature. E.g. Beta Features cannot be used to remove site features or functionality without adding features meant to replace what was removed.
- You should expect to test your new feature on the WMF pre-deploy beta server for at least one week before deploying to production. This testing period is intended to catch any serious bugs before jeopardizing users on production.
If you're happy your code meets these requirements, you should write-up your proposal on the New Features proposal page. As part of creating the Beta Feature, you will be asked for some text copy and an image to represent your feature in the user interface; the Design and Product teams can help you with this.
The appearance of the “Funcionalidades beta” tab in Preferences is purposefully different, to both inspire interest and propose a departure from the standard layout and complexity of the existing user preferences.
Here is a screenshot of the “Funcionalidades beta” preferences tab:
- Note that this currently doesn't enroll users until they visit the Preferences page. (phab:T64815)
- This is not to say that interoperability is a blocker. Interoperability issues need to be surfaced, and blocker-ness will be determined on a case-by-case basis.