User talk:Jeroen De Dauw

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A barnstar for you!

The Technical Barnstar
Heiya Jeroen,
this is for your tireless efforts on making extensions more professional as well as having an ear for the community. I and presumably a lot of other people out there very much appreciate this. Cheers and keep up your excellent work.
-- [[kgh]] 10:19, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you!


Jens Ohlig (talk) 00:43, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Structured data across Wikimedia is starting!

Sannita (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello there, Jeroen! I am writing to you because a new WMF project, Structured Data Across Wikimedia (SDAW), is about to start.

SDAW is a grant-funded programme that will explore ways to structure content on wikitext pages in a way that will be machine-recognizable and -relatable, in order to make reading, editing, and searching easier and more accessible across projects and on the Internet.

The reason why I am contacting you is because of your involvement with Wikidata and Semantic MediaWiki, and your opinion would be of great interest for us to kickstart the discussion. We defined a series of questions we would like to have feedback on. If you want to ask a question on your own, or just want to share with us your ideas or opinions, please feel free to do so!

Also, if you know some other user(s) that can be interested, please let me know or invite them to join the discussion. The more, the better!

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Pppery (talkcontribs)

Are you still planning to release this, or should it be archived?

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Thanks for asking. I just archived this one. If he is grump about it - send him to me.

Extension:Live Translate

Summary by Kghbln


MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)
Chiefgeek157 (talkcontribs)


I posted a problem on the SubPageList extension talk page. My compliments to your skill in clean coding--evident when searching for a possible fix. When you get a moment, would you mind taking a look and seeing if there is a way to get templates to work correctly under the SubPageList extension?

Thank you, sir!

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LiaVeja (talkcontribs)

Hi, I tried to use Survey extension with MediaWiki 1.24. Everything seems to go well, but the survey cannot be deployed to the user. An annoying message is shown, but nothing else. Any idea? Thank you in advance!

Vitruvian95 (talkcontribs)

The same here. I installed from git on Mediawiki 1.24.1, PHP 5.4.37, MySQL 5.5.42, and see the survey title but can't add or see questions. Just get the "Loading survey..." message.

Your help is much appreciated.

This post was posted by Vitruvian95, but signed as Felipe95a.

LiaVeja (talkcontribs)

Did you find a solution? Because I did. Replace the library jquery.fancybox pack with a fresh one.

All the best!

Lia Veja

Vitruvian95 (talkcontribs)

Hi User:LiaVeja, can you be more specific about what you did? I'm afraid I'm not too sophisticated and can use any help you can provide. Thanks!

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Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello. I'm sending this to you, because you've been one of the top 50 users of LQT on over the last 360 days, and I wanted to make sure that you'd seen the announcement at Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at There are links in the topic-summary at the top, for other discussions (wikitech-l and Project:Current_issues), and a link to the planned process and timeline (scheduled to begin April 6, with smaller conversions at first). Please do test Flow out at Talk:Sandbox if you haven't tried it recently, and give any feedback/suggestions/requests at that main discussion location. Much thanks.

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Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Heiya Jeroen, what about moving this to GitHub, too. Cheers (talkcontribs)

Why? Someone needs to maintain it for it to make a difference. GitHub is esp more convenient for tests, CI and packagist, none of which this extension has at this point.

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Probably I figured that having such extensions in one spot to work on is nicer. However, it is a very special interest extension which indeed also need a maintainer for this too. No worries since it still can happen in the future.

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Tetrao (talkcontribs)

Hi Jeroen, I've tried your extension kml export, but it doesn't seems to work on my wiki ! I can publish googlemaps (so it seems working well) with Maps and Semantic-Maps. I even tried with adding 'kml' format in the array in the settings of result formats or adding $srfgFormats[] = 'kml'; in the localsettings.php

on the page you give two examples of queries for coords, how do we get the kml export file?

Thanks for answer and continue working in Wikipedia !!!

Jeroen De Dauw (talkcontribs)
Acnetj (talkcontribs)

There was a problem for "/Maps/includes/Maps_KMLFormatter.php" line 157. The parser tries to get the altitude value from the database that doesn't exist. (KML file has altitude values besides lat/long, and is supposed to be zero if there's no value). I basically changed that line to: "$coordinates->getLongitude() . ',' . $coordinates->getLatitude() . ',0'" and the problem goes away. There might be a better way to do this, but if the geo coordinate property is not designed to hold altitude, then have the altitude value hard coded as zero may still be suitable. (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing this out. This is fixed now, in the 3.2.2 release.

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Problems with Live Transalte

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I expirience some problems with Live Translate. Main problem is that the transate button is not showing up on pages…

I've instaled this extension according to instuction on wiki (). After that I got „database error” probably because tables in databse was not created. I've created them manualy using definitions in file lifetranslate.sql. Wiki now works normaly but transalte button is missing…

How to debug this problem?

I'm using latest version of MediaWiki, Ubuntu server, Apache/PHP/My SQL. Extension is listed on PSecial pages → Version…

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Welterkj (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your advice on my GraphViz extension re-write. The code review process involved lots of waiting but it is merged now and I've completed the corresponding documentation update (mw:Extension:GraphViz). Thanks again!

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