Talk:Developers/Maintainers

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old comment[edit]

Idea: add a third column for unreliable domain experts who cannot commit to maintainership. Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 18:44, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

+1 --Waldir (talk) 16:48, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

ops table[edit]

The "Operations/systems administration" section needs to be synced with meta:Wikimedia services. In fact, probably that page should redirect to this section so that information is always kept up to date at one place. --Waldir (talk) 16:09, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, I've just done so. Most of the info is actually at wikitech:Category:Services (or nagios, if that was usable). --Nemo 16:17, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Uhhh... some of the entries were different. Did you make sure the copy we have here is the most complete and up to date? --Waldir (talk) 04:38, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
It isn't. That page mixed up two very different purposes, listing services and listing maintainers. As I said, the "true" list is at wikitech. --Nemo 12:08, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
I reverted your soft redirect. The purpose of m:Wikimedia services is to list services and their associated maintainers (if any). I'm fine with a (soft) redirect to Developers/Maintainers, iff you merge the content first. But you seem to have made no effort to do so, so entries such as Mingle and status.wikimedia.org got completely dropped. Not cool. --MZMcBride (talk) 08:47, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Do as you wish, I don't care. That page will go rot and I'll soft-redirect it again in a few years, I'm not in a hurry. --Nemo 09:48, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
As long as you rot along with it. ;-) I think it can be soft-redirected now. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:42, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
I think I've merged all that needed to be merged, mostly in the first diff. I'm planning to improve the monitored=yes (which currently doesn't do anything) shortly. Let me know if I've missed something. guillom 11:15, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Done by editing the table and the row template. guillom 12:19, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful, thanks! I made one slight tweak in this edit. Otherwise, looks great to me.

I wonder if the www portals could/should be listed here as well. --MZMcBride (talk) 20:42, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

subject matter experts who don't have +2 in core or the relevant extension[edit]

<DanielFriesen> sumanah: Btw, the Developers/Maintainers page seems to indirectly imply I'm an Interface maintainer despite not having +2 in core.
<sumanah> DanielFriesen: hey there! How would you like it reflected that you're someone who's good to consult but not a +2 haver?
<DanielFriesen> Heh... dunno
<DanielFriesen> sumanah: I suppose you could instead modify the line that says "To be listed as a maintainer a person has to have +2 access to the relevant Git repository and regularly respond to bug reports and changeset review requests."
<DanielFriesen> Or maybe add a third column.
<DanielFriesen> sumanah: That said it's a minor point... it seems like without even reading that page there are already contributors who are mistaking me for someone that can +2 their css commits.

To address at some point. Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 17:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Out of date[edit]

We're currently missing a number of extensions, as Hoo just pointed out to me. We should find a way to easily re-sync this page (even a basic set comparison of extensions in Bugzilla and extensions listed on this page would be nice...). --MZMcBride (talk) 01:29, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

What about non-WMF extensions and whatnot?[edit]

Quite a few things that aren't deployed on WMF servers are in gerrit, and it would be useful to have somewhere to go to find potential reviewers for those too. Should this address that? -— Isarra 00:14, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Keeping User pages consistent across MediaWiki/Wikimedia projects[edit]

I recently logged in here, and noticed that user pages aren't synchronized across the main wiki projects. Maybe there should be an infobox or something that comes up when you log in to a new project asking if you want to have you page synchronized with the original project you work on. - Kiwuser (talk) 19:39, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

History/Diffs: add previous edits by user[edit]

It would be nice to have the previous amounts of edits a user has made (as in, if you were to use rollback, it would undo X edits) on the summary, especially for users of things such as Twinkle (as I do). It might also be nice to have a summary of what the combined previous edits equate to. It's quite annoying trying to explain yourself after accidentally undoing 5 edits instead of the 1 you intended :\ - Kiwuser (talk) 19:54, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

#operations components[edit]

The operations project has a number of subprojects, including over a dozen "tags" and others I fail to search. Willing or not, I generally default to the Wikimedia product projects, which are easiest to remember (DNS, SSL related, General/Unknown), simply because there is no way to find the others.

Can we have a list of long-term projects used by operations? This wiki page seems a logical place. --Nemo 07:51, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Links to Bugzilla, should link to Phabricator[edit]

...but I'm getting lost looking at the Template code in mw:Developers/Maintainers/ComponentRow. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 09:38, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Kill extensions' "Maintainers" data[edit]

Can we kill maintainers listed in the "MediaWiki extensions" section and just link to the extension page? We manually triplicate data on this page so it gets outdated. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 21:26, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Add a languages column?[edit]

The Upstream projects page has a column for language. Would it be good to add that here? There are a lot of newcomer devs who ask "I know <language> what can I work on?" Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:51, 1 April 2016 (UTC)