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Ugochimobi (talkcontribs)

Hi, Please i need XTools on my wiki, although its not a Wikimedia wiki, but uses MediaWiki software

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Hello! I'm afraid support for 3rd party wikis has long been dropped, as simply no one seemed to have interest in it. There is a possibility we will restore support, but it won't happen anytime soon. For now, you can try using an older version of XTools, I'm guessing around version 3.7.0 or earlier (see docs). Hope this helps.

Ugochimobi (talkcontribs)

@MusikAnimal:I hope using an older version doesn't make it outdated??

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

It is highly dependent on your version of MediaWiki, so maybe. If you're running the latest (1.35), and you only care about the Edit Counter (the most popular tool), using the latest XTools should probably still work. Just be sure to disable the other tools, or at least ones that won't work for 3rd parties such as the Authorship and Blame tools. If you run into any issues, let me know and I can try to help.

Ugochimobi (talkcontribs)

Yes the version of MediaWiki i'm using is the latest (1.35)

I'll keep you posted please. @MusikAnimal:

RhinosF1 (talkcontribs)

Hi,

The hope is the roll it out to all Miraheze wikis. We'd like it to not require DB access. Could you advise how we can set this up?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

How untimely that, after all these years, it's right after we officially drop support for 3rd party wikis that you all start asking about it! =P We can revive support, but it will take a bit of work. Unfortunately the WMF system is very customized in such a way that providing configuration for other MediaWiki installations is complicated. But it can be done...

To answer your question, RhinosF1, there is no way for XTools to work without some sort of database access. A replica is fine (that's how it works for WMF), so long as XTools is able to talk to it.

If you want to try to get this to work, I recommend using 3.10.19 or earlier. Installation docs can be found on xtools.readthedocs.io.

RhinosF1 (talkcontribs)

Hi @MusikAnimal,

So far, our teams have been against database access because of the risks it poses and the complexity of replicas.

Would there be any consideration of allowing XTools to use the API?

Thanks.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

No, it would be extremely inefficient if not impossible to provide the same functionality with only the API.

Ugochimobi (talkcontribs)

Wow

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