I forgot to add "IN progress" which I've done now and I've started filling in new sections. I've also outlined a draft proposal to give a sense of where I'm going with all this. I hope this clarifies my thinking a little more.
I'm curious if you could go into more detail about "a change to Minerva would cause a change in MobileFormatter soon after.'
Can you give an example?
From my perspective if these two components are separate they should be agnostic to
I see purpose of MobileFormatter is to provide content in a well defined format to Minerva.
The desktop version of Minerva (useformat=desktop&useskin=minerva) doesn't use MobileFormatter at all.
Can you expand on Vendoring libraries on a per-extension basis is hard?
Which libraries would both Minerva and MobileFrontend make use of?
I should note my main concern is making it possible to separate in future the two repos, not to necessarily pull them apart. A git submodule might help with problems like these, but right now I'm not seeing concrete examples of where we'd need to vendor libraries between them.