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Tanbirzx (talkcontribs)

Dear Admins, I want to say about easily developing media-wiki. Whereas media-wiki is quite different from other wikis and other wiki is quitely depends on media wiki, so then we should add some more function on it, such as spell checker. Secondly we should invite the media wiki contributors for developing content. Thank you

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Md Tanbir Islam Hi, this page is for new developers, it is not for proposing code changes. Spell checkers are commonly provided by web browsers. Anyone is free and welcome to develop content or code - feel free to do so. PS: we are not "admins" here. :)

Mention MediaWiki as a project

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

No, thanks. This page is for NEW developers. Also see phab:T176668.

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

I'm a bit surprised to find the MediaWiki project absent on this page. I assume there is a good reason for this; something like complexity, lack of mentoring or development documentation, or something else entirely.

But that doesn't mean that it shouldn't be mentioned, at the very least as an intermediate option, perhaps at the bottom of the list. We have a phabricator project good first task with things that new developers can do.

It also does not help that the page links to New Developers#Choose a software project on the same page, which does not list MediaWiki, but the next item, "Set up your development environment" is irrelevant for any of the mentioned projects! It focuses solely on MediaWiki.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Mainframe98 "Frustrating new developers with a super complex codebase" sounds very different from "could be an option for intermediate developers". On a more serious note, see phab:T176668

Support a grammar checker in the editor

Biggerj1 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There was some work on that idea a few years ago. But it needs a new developer to actually make any progress. (I.e. It's on the gigantic list of things we all wish someone would work on. Volunteers appreciated, if you are or know any devs who could do it!). See Extension:LanguageTool and phab:T89107 for more info.

However it is certainly not in a good state to be listed on this page. Criteria for being listed on this page is given at New Developers/Featured Projects. Hope that helps.

Reply to "Support a grammar checker in the editor"

I want to add a voting functionality to user-replies in Extension:StructuredDiscussions.

Falcopragati (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Reply to "I want to add a voting functionality to user-replies in Extension:StructuredDiscussions."

Wonderful Initiative and sharing this Page

X-Savitar (talkcontribs)
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