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Friendly reminder: 1/13 @ 19:00 UTC - MediaWiki Workshop: Preparing extensions for MW 1.19 in #wikimedia-dev

Thank you for your interest in the MediaWiki Workshop, Preparing extensions for MediaWiki 1.19!

As a friendly reminder, the workshop is being held being held in about 12 hours - 13 January, 2012 at 19:00 UTC - in IRC (#wikimedia-dev).

This workshop will be an opportunity to share information about changes in MediaWiki 1.19 that may require revisions to extensions or skins. Also an opportunity for developers to ask questions regarding extension development.

Look forward to seeing you in IRC.  :) --Varnent 06:20, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Questions about your new repos

I had a quick question regarding your new repositories that you requested. As best I can tell, these are all extensions to MediaWiki. If that is indeed the case, the convention is to place them in mediawiki/extensions/MyExtension, and not by the domain of the organization they're for. Thanks for clarifying, ^demon (talk) 22:28, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Chad,

thanks for the quick reply. Well, you are right. The repos I requested are for MediaWiki extensions. But they (most of them at least) are especially tailored to the projects requirements. A few might be refactored for general use later (like the Comments fork or the Translation extension) but the main purpose of the repos is to make deployment easier. I might have to explain this in a little more detail :)

The project is hosted by the W3C. Ryan Lane from the WMF has set up the server farm and deployment mechanism. In a mail to one of my colleagues he suggested to add our extensions to the WMF git repo so we can delpoy them more easily using the "salt" toolstack he installed on the projects servers. As I have little to none experience with "salt" and we are on a tight schedule I thought it would be wise to request the repos as soon as possible to meet Ryans suggestion. We have some more things to deploy (i.e. a Wordpress plugin, a Question2Answer auth module and even a whole PiWik codebase) that are not related to MediaWiki and I am not sure if it is okay to add them to the WMF repos. But if it is I thought it might be better to have a project related path.

If you think it would be better to place the repos in mediawiki/extensions that's totaly okay for me. Maybe we also should talk to Ryan, just to make sure I didn't get him wrong.

--Osnard (talk) 14:05, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Ah ok, this all makes a lot more sense now. Since you'll be adding things that aren't necessarily extensions, this repo structure sounds fine. I'll go ahead and set the repos up now. ^demon (talk) 18:39, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
All your repos are now created. I added rvogel as the owner for all of them. If additional users are needed, they can be added using this page. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Ein Bier für dich!


vielen dank für die Hilfe, bei der Erstellung eines MediaWiki GIT Repos! Swidmann (talk) 07:03, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)
Osnard (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the hint. (talkcontribs)


I am trying to get LDAP Authorization to work with MW 3.1 and PlubbableAuth / SimpleSAMLphp extensions and I was informed you were working on a new version of LDAPAuthorization. Do you have any information about this? Thanks.

Osnard (talkcontribs)


Yes, I am working on a new stack of extensions. Documentation is not 100% done yet, but if you want to give it a try, I'd be happy to support you. (talkcontribs)

I'm interested, but I'm now a bit lost on what extensions I should use. I have PluggableAuth and SimpleSAMLphp extensions, which are working. I want to authorize members of an AD security group called WikiUsers after authentication using the SimpleSAMLphp. I'm assuming I need to remove the existing LDAP_Authorization extension and use LDAPAuthorization instead. It looks like I'll need to install the LDAPProvider as well.

Osnard (talkcontribs)
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Extension:BibManager still being maintained?

BigSmoke (talkcontribs)

Hi, Thanks for your great work on BibManager! Is this extension still being maintained by you or somebody else? Upon installation today, I was confronted with a major show-stopper bug from 2013 which hasn't been resolved yet and due to which entries cannot be edited or deleted. Any chance that you'll continue work on this?

BigSmoke (talkcontribs)

In fact, I could send you a patch, since I just fixed this locally.

Osnard (talkcontribs)

The extension is not maintained actively, sorry. but a patch is always welcome

BigSmoke (talkcontribs)

I will send you the patch this week.

Osnard (talkcontribs)


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Anything new?

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Extension:VisualEditor (BlueSpice)

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)


Wanted to ask whether Extension:VisualEditor (BlueSpice) can simply be used with vanilla MediaWiki and Vector skin? Or does it have to be used only with BlueSpice version of MediaWiki with its particular skin?


Osnard (talkcontribs)


Yes, you can use BlueSpiceExtensions/VisualEditor with MediaWiki and Vector. But you will also have to install BlueSpiceFoundation. I'd recommend to also activate the "Insert*" extensions (like "InsertFile", "InsertCategory", "InsertLink", ...) from BlueSpiceExtensions. Maybe also "ExtendedEditBar". Be aware that BlueSpiceExtensions/VisualEditor does not integrate very well with WikiEditor.



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Are there any plans to make the manual for Extension:BibManager publicly available? Or where can I download them?

Osnard (talkcontribs)

Hi Yura!

Yes, I will publish the manuals soon. I'll try to find the time next week.

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Rarruga (talkcontribs)

Thank you very much for the manuals! However, there is a problem. I've described it on the BibManages discussion page.

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