User talk:Algorithmix

Latest comment: 2 years ago by TiltedCerebellum in topic DPL2/third-party compatibility with 1.35

Javascript extension[edit]

I've installed DynamicPageList2 on my mediawiki. It works great. On the demo page I saw that you have created an extension called Javascript. Is this extension anywhere available? I didn't see it here on BB70 08:38, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I uploaded the source code together with a short description. Algorithmix 14:34, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
BTW: Could you please make an entry on the page Websites using DPL? Algorithmix 14:36, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Demonstrating my extensions on the DPLDEMO website[edit]

You offered to demonstrate my extensions on the DPLDEMO website. This would indeed be very interesting. Feel free to install the extensions, and I'd be happy to write some demo code!

You might prefer not to enable Database Querying as this implies that the email adresses of registered users become publically available. Unfortunately I don't know how to solve that, and to my opinion this is a serious obstacle against using Database Querying on public sites.

Nevertheless, even without that feature Extension:StackFunctions still offers a lot of posibilities which would be worthwhile to demonstrate. - RV1971 09:29, 26 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Extensions by User:Algorithmix[edit]

Hiya Algorithmix, please don't create categories like this, they're being deprecated. Thanks! --Sayuri 14:41, 22 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding DPL2 on mediawiki[edit]

I've added DynamicPageList on Mediawiki svn repository, today. Have fun !--Bertrand GRONDIN 16:08, 12 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Noted your interest in DPL+Googlemaps integration - did you find any good resources or info on how DPL do their very cool maps? Would be very helpful to a non-profit if you could help in anyway - having a headache with this! Thank you Algorithmix :) 13:35, 25 November 2008 (UTC) (email is[reply]

dpl for "Index (List of index-terms) for a book"[edit]

Hello Algorithmix,

I have put a question on the talk page of dpl: Extension talk:DynamicPageList#Index .28List of index-terms.29 for a book

Are you able to give me some hints there?

Regards,Jan-- 10:02, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Licensing Update?[edit]

My name is Michael Stahnke and I work with the Fedora project. We'd like to package up some of your mediawiki extensions as RPMs for use with our distribution. Currently, however we are unclear on the licensing of these extensions. They only say 'no license specified' on the extension page, and examining the source code has not helped either. If these are in fact open source extensions, please place a license on them so we are free to use them in our distribution. Until the license is clarified, we are unable to include them in our distribution.

Thanks for your time.

Michael Stahnke (stahnma at fedoraproject dot org)
Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL) is free software according to GPL. I will put a statement clarifying this on the dpldemo web page. Algorithmix 06:55, 21 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL2 code update[edit]

I've updated the codebase (1.7.6) to the Subversion Repository, and solved the encoding problems. So the localisation problem can be resolved. :) Shinjiman 15:32, 30 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! As I am the primary maintainer of DPL2 I will try to get access rights to the svn repo and then this will become the master place for the DPL sources. Algorithmix 07:00, 21 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As of 25 and 26. May 2009, DPL and MW 1.16 alpha do not work together, see Thanks for all your good work! --G.Hagedorn 09:49, 26 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think the same problem also happens with earlier versions of MW. It should be resolved in DPL 1.7.9. Algorithmix 04:05, 27 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The DPL2 codebase (1.7.9) had been applied on rev:51054, have fun. Shinjiman 11:50, 27 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call code update[edit]

I've updated the Call codebase (0.7) into the WM Subversion Repository as well (committed on rev:51055, rev:51056, rev:51057, and the previous code was based on 0.6). Hopfully the usage of this can be increases. :) Shinjiman 11:57, 27 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for dplcache[edit]

Thank you for your work on dplcache. We use DPL on the Russian WikiFur front page, and it was nice to see the purge times going down.

If you're looking to improve performance further, one possibility might be to figure out a way for it to not have to touch all of its code files, especially if there are no DPL tags in a page (since code must be retrieved from APC cache - or worse, re-parsed). I think some extensions do this - you can see in the APC code cache that only some of their files are touched, and not all the time - but I don't know how they do it. GreenReaper 04:53, 23 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your Picture[edit]

I seen your Picture on Can I copy this File? If yes, under...?
thank you, final.countdown from the Kamelopedia 17:17, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am afraid, no. I found the images somewhere in the net and can't remember where. But there are lots of free icon collections, you will easily find a similar one, I think. Algorithmix 17:36, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, thank I must look in the net for a new image^^...-- 15:44, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
P.S.: I wish you a merry christmas and a "Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr" (happy new year!^^)...
ach, du bist in der dewiki? und ich versuch mein bestes English ausm Hinterkopf zu kramen, und was sehe ich...du babbelst hessisch^^...hätte ich das zuerst gesehen, hätte ich natürlich deutsch geschrieben...soso, das Bild hast du ausm "Net"...*omg*...-- 15:50, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
P.S.:falls du mich dort finden willst, klick hier...also, dann frohe Weihnachten und ein Guten Rutsch^^*prosit neujahr*


Hallo Gero, du hattest mich vor Monaten auf meiner Disk gefragt, ob so eine Erweiterung sinnvoll sein könnte. Ich habe mir das nun einmal angeschaut und muss sagen: Auf jeden Fall! Die Möglichkeit, Artikelinhalte aggregieren zu können, dürfte gerade im Unternehmensumfeld durchaus nützlich sein. Leider habe ich beruflich nicht mehr mit MediaWiki zu tun, sonst wäre dir eine Installation sicher :) Gruß, --Flominator 13:56, 27 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comparison of Dynamic Pagelist x Semantic Mediawiki[edit]

I have startet a "Comparison of Dynamic Pagelist x Semantic Mediawiki". Please help to improve the comparison and add some information: Comparison of Dynamic Pagelist x Semantic Mediawiki --Jannis, Jannis 13:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question on GPL license version number[edit]

I was referred to you as the developer of the Dynamic Page List extension. I am currently using your DPL (Dynamic Page List) extension to MediaWiki. I checked around on various links and I found that it is available under the GPL license but it there is no specification of which version: GPL v2 or GPL v3. Do you know which GPL version the DPL extension is licensed under? I can use products licensed under GPL v2 but not GPL v3. If it is GPL v3, is it possible to get a version licensed under GPL v2?

Thank you for your assistance.

Millie H.

It is GPL v2. --Algorithmix 15:33, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your work[edit]

Gero: Just wanted to thank you for your work contributing to the MediaWiki ecology. Best wishes. (I noticed that you have Subversion access but it looks like you haven't added your USERINFO file yet -- go ahead!) Sumanah 18:42, 8 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL 2.0[edit]

Hello, is DPL 2.0 extension availble yet? at least in SVN or anywhere else? --Svdubl (talk) 00:49, 7 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

YES, now it is available. Algorithmix (talk) 22:52, 18 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extension:Call on MediaWiki 1.19.1[edit]

In the Download information section of your Extension:Call it says:

The latest Version 1.2 is only usable for Mediawiki version < 1.18.0. If you use Mediawiki version >= 1.8 download

But that's a dead link. What shall I do?

(Feel free to reply in German btw)

--Pecoes (talk) 18:58, 5 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ordering DPL by lasteditdate[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to create a list ordered by the last time it was edited, but displaying the creation date in the output format.

If I understand correctly this should output a list with a creation date:

format=\n,%PAGE% - %DATE%<br />

But sorts the list according to when the page was created. To sort a list according to the last time the page was edited it would go something like:

format=\n,%PAGE%<br />

Although if I was to use addeditdate=true along with %DATE% it would then output the last edit date.

Extension:DPLforum seems to support something similar to this with addcreationdate=true (although it is based on another version of a dynamic page list extension) and I was wondering if it was possible to do something similar here. Camdroid (talk) 15:53, 23 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL manual is unreachable[edit]

Hi Gero, is asking for a user login and password, Apache folder protection. I need to refer to the manual and I am wondering if protection was enabled at a higher level and it trickled down to Thanks Hutchy68 (talk) 18:21, 21 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Du erhältst einen Orden![edit]

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Danke für die großartige DPL Erweiterung.

Bernd [[User:Bmrberlin| Bernd M.]] (talk) 10:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL 3.0 Beta Testing[edit]

Beta 1 is now ready to go and will be deployed out to Gamepedia this week. All the major issues are fixed and we are beginning live testing. The only major known issue right now is the need for language clean up. Changes since Alpha 4: Alexia E. Smith (talk) 15:46, 4 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL "strict standards" error[edit]

I would be very grateful if you could have a look at the query at

Thanks Jonathan3 (talk) 21:56, 3 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Work availability[edit]

Hi Gero, we're looking for a good mediawiki dev for a paid position looking after a mediawiki-based document management system that uses about 20 custom extensions. It usually requires about five hours per month but sometimes has some bigger projects on that need a bit more. If you're interested to know more and have ongoing availability for such a thing please email me at aran at --Nad (talk) 10:36, 16 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL2/third-party compatibility with 1.35[edit]

Hello Gero, I'm not exactly sure the best way to get in contact with the team working on DPL2 and DPL3 (I see you listed on both, and several overlapping members on each extension's page). At current both DPL2/third-party and DPL3 have been flagged as incompatible with MediaWiki 1.35 (LTS) due to lack of actor support (see: T267824 and T6402), causing database errors and as such has been flagged as incompatible on the extension page and not recommended for use on production wikis. We decided to switch back to DPL2 from DPL3 for testing, then discovered that DPL built-in variables also no longer work in surrogate/phantom templates under MediaWiki 1.35. We get the literal text output for the %PAGE% and other built-in variables, instead of the value of those variables as documented. We rely fairly heavily on surrogate/phantom templates to retrieve template parameter values, in combination with built-in dpl variables and parser functions and I see on wikiapiary there are about 600 wiki currently using DPL2/3. We're trying to determine if we need to stay at 3.33, or downgrade to 3.31 LTS in lieu of the current LTS not being supported. Is there any way that users can donate to the project in the hopes of an update for compatibility with the current release of MediaWiki? Thanks! TiltedCerebellum (talk) 08:47, 14 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Machine translated: Hallo Gero, ich bin mir nicht ganz sicher, wie ich am besten mit dem Team in Kontakt treten kann, das an DPL2 und DPL3 arbeitet (ich sehe Sie auf beiden und mehrere überlappende Mitglieder auf der Seite jeder Erweiterung). Derzeit sind sowohl DPL2 / Drittanbieter als auch DPL3 aufgrund mangelnder Unterstützung durch Schauspieler als mit MediaWiki 1.35 (LTS) nicht kompatibel gekennzeichnet (siehe: T267824 und T6402), was zu Datenbankfehlern führt und als solche auf der Erweiterungsseite als inkompatibel gekennzeichnet und für die Verwendung in Produktions-Wikis nicht empfohlen wird. Wir haben uns entschlossen, zum Testen von DPL3 zu DPL2 zurückzukehren, und dann festgestellt, dass die in DPL integrierten Variablen auch in Ersatz- / Phantomvorlagen unter MediaWiki 1.35 nicht mehr funktionieren. Wir erhalten die wörtliche Textausgabe für die % PAGE% und andere integrierte Variablen anstelle des Wertes dieser Variablen, wie dokumentiert. Wir verlassen uns ziemlich stark auf Ersatz- / Phantomvorlagen, um Vorlagenparameterwerte in Kombination mit integrierten dpl-Variablen und Parserfunktionen abzurufen, und ich sehe im Wikiapiary, dass derzeit etwa 600 Wiki DPL2 / 3 verwenden. Wir versuchen festzustellen, ob wir bei 3,33 bleiben oder auf 3,31 LTS herunterstufen müssen, anstatt dass das aktuelle LTS nicht unterstützt wird. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, wie Benutzer in der Hoffnung auf ein Update für das Projekt spenden können, um die Kompatibilität mit der aktuellen Version von MediaWiki zu gewährleisten? Vielen Dank! TiltedCerebellum ( Diskussion) 08:47, 14. November 2020 (UTC)