Topic on Talk:Technical Advice IRC Meeting

Summary by Michael Schönitzer (WMDE)

Obsolete now since deployed already and not related to the Technical Advice IRC Meeting.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Contributors/Projects/Removal of the 2006 wikitext editor should be on the deployment train for this week. It looks like @Arkanosis has a replacement script ready – which is excellent news – but @Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) and the rest of the WMDE team might want to take a look at it in advance. The change will have reached most of the non-Wikipedia projects just before this meeting starts, and this discussion indicates that a few gadgets/user scripts might need to be updated.

I've already pinged @THE IT at about this, as he's the only person at that wiki who can install gadgets. @Mpaa, @Hesperian, @Zhaladshar: The English Wikisource has no interface administrators, which means that you cannot fix scripts or install gadgets. I think you will want to change that ASAP.

Mpaa (talkcontribs)
Arkanosis (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone. Please don't waste your time trying to understand everything Od1n and I have talked about on frwp: the French Wikipedia is special, in that it has had an alternative implementation of the 2006 toolbar for years, which is much more used than the mediawiki.toolbar which is being retired. A good part of our problems is the result of this.

For all other wikis that I'm aware of, what I've documented at mw:Contributors/Projects/Removal_of_the_2006_wikitext_editor#Alternatives should be enough. Feel free to get in touch with me if I can be of any help. I'm no global interface admin, but I might be able to offer some guidance.