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Usage notes[edit]

Current configuration:

  • Any registered user on the wiki can post comments on bugs
  • Status changes and tagging requires being in the "coder" group. Any bureaucrat or coder can designate another person as a coder. It's viral! ;)



Auto info on import[edit]

  • path-based tags
  • keyword-based tags from commit comment
    • Hmm, sounds language dependent. Aaron 07:46, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
      • Last I checked all our commit comments are in English. ;) I'm thinking of things like say:
        • mention of "bug 1234" adds "bug 1234" keyword
        • mention of "revert" adds "revert" keyword
        • Path in 'extensions/XXX' adds 'XXX' keyword --brion 22:41, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
          • Well the UI is still in several langauges. Is it OK to just have matching like this in one? Aaron 09:01, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
            • The matching is to be done at import time, to set some keywords based on standard bits in the commit message. --brion 22:36, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
              • Bear in mind that this will catch a lot of false positives. That may or may not be acceptable, depending on the magnitude and the consequences. If there are enough that it leads to people ignoring tags because they're seen as unreliable, then this would be a very bad feature indeed. --HappyDog 11:11, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

General UI[edit]

  • Basic text search
    • Although not usable for others, for Wikimedia SVN I've build a grep-based search engine on the toolserver: http://toolserver.org/~krinkle/wikimedia-svn-search/
      One can pick the path (or file), searchphrase, recursivity and if it's a big seach (ie. /trunk, /extensions) it can be enqueued in the background and it's results are cached and permalinkable. Krinkle 01:03, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
  • <brion> yeah what i'd like to integrate is running of parser tests, and stick in a count of how test results changed for each rev
    • I wouldn't say for every rev, maybe only show output if test results changed between revision x and x+1? ^demon 11:57, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
      • Probably show a "+3", "-22" etc to show how many tests changed to broken or fixed in the rev. Click that to expand to show the full test results? --brion 22:42, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
        • I like that :) ^demon 15:18, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Message to #mediawiki on comment
    • oooh that'd be nice
    • Throw comments into RC? Might help with the IRC (has direct access to the UDP stuff then), as well as keep a better record of what's going on ^demon 11:57, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
      • RC would be good... but getting notifications into #mediawiki on freenode would be separate from the general RC IRC. We'd need to set up another bot to do it. --brion 22:38, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
        • Albeit a little late, keeping it in the normal recentchanges would make them more accessable (RecentChanges page, recentchanges api, contributions page etc.). SWMTBot's latest beta also has support for Events in the feedFilter, to for example only show edits, newpages, uploads or... perhaps codereview comments ? As long as they're easy to identify in the raw feed I can build it in the software and run it from the toolserver. On a side note though, it's 2 years later, 2010; Although CR comments are not in recentchanges, they do show up on #mediawiki reported by "codurr", and that was the original request. So perhaps this should be marked as Done. See also bug 16042 Krinkle 16:06, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Parse asterisks in commit messages as lists --Catrope 15:58, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Perhaps just treat as wikitext so that (inter)wiki links work too ? Krinkle 01:03, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
  • The "notes" field in the list view should link directly to the comments section. E.g. Clicking on the "1" in the list view for r47138 should link to Special:Code/MediaWiki/47138#code-comments -- Nickj (t) 06:11, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

RSS/Atom feeds[edit]

  • Comments on commits by committer X.
  • All comments.
  • All revisions (all or based on a specific path).
  • All unresolved revisions.
  • All resolved revisions.

(Suggestions by Werdna, so probably not authoritative ;-))

ooh that's be awesome

Possible mechanism for watching, history[edit]

  • Store a backing page in a special 'Code' namespace; display revision data via that instead of on Special:Code
    • Allows watch/unwatch
    • Allows storing of update and comment history as null revisions on the page
      • Which show up in recentchanges and watchlist


Path search
  • Individual file searches aren't working right now -- "/trunk/phase3/includes/Hooks.php/" gets that "/" appended
  • Provide tag history (to show who set which tag when) --Catrope 19:01, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Edit token breakage (?) due to timed-out session seems to result in silent failure instead of some visible thingy.
  • The "notes" field in the list view should be called "Comments" instead, to use naming that's consistent with the "status" field in the detailed view, or vice-versa (change "comments" to "notes"). Personally, I prefer "comments". -- Nickj (t) 06:11, 12 February 2009 (UTC)