User talk:Reedy

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Dear Reedy, Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, Welcome! This site is dedicated to the documentation of the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site a beneficial documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Also, if you notice a redlink, don't remove it but instead consider creating the page it links to. --Skizzerz 17:22, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit | edit source]

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Thanks for enabling WikiLove!

Jorm (WMF) 19:56, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Extension:FCKeditor abandoned[edit | edit source]

Can you explain how you know for certain that Extension:FCKeditor has been abandoned? I think you should add your rationale to the discussion page for that extension's article. --Lance E Sloan 14:05, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Per the upstream bug tracker [http://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/5602 http://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/5602] and [http://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/6273 http://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/6273]
"MediaWiki and FCKeditor are no longer supported. Closing the ticked."

16:07, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

I see. But the newer CKEditor is supported, right? We should add a template that directs users to the extension for that editor instead. I'll look for such a template. --Lance E Sloan 17:06, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I don't know. Which is that extension/where does it live? :/ Reedy 18:11, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
I think I'm wrong about that. FCKeditor has been renamed CKEditor, but on this wiki, the page for CKEditor redirects to FCKeditor. The article about WYSIWYG is no help, either. So... I guess there's nothing else that can be done for now. Hopefully your marking the extension as abandoned will attract some attention from developers that have some time to work on an alternative. --Lance E Sloan 18:22, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

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

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)

A cuppa tea for you![edit | edit source]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thank you for making WikiLove fully translatable. [[kgh]] (talk) 22:51, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Username change request[edit | edit source]

I left a message at Project:Requests. Inquisitor Sasha Ehrenstein aus Sturmkrieg Sektor (Talk) (Contributions) 16:04, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Bugzilla Request[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy. I wanted to ask you if you can glance at this request for bugzilla (since you work there as well, don't you?). I'm asking you it because the last request we made (for our project) has been fulfilled after months. So if you could do us a favour, we would be glad. Regards, --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 15:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you!--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 15:02, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Uh...[edit | edit source]

...there was no local community consensus for setting ShowUpdateMarker=true on enwiki, and some users are not pleased by it.--Jasper Deng (talk) 16:58, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Yes there was: bugzilla:33123, w:en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 83#Enable_.22Show_changes_since_last_visit.22_on_watchlist. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 17:05, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Well, now the community is angry, with some former supporters now opposing. Notice that we asked for a preference option, and we weren't given one.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:56, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
That was never voiced on bugzilla:33123 Reedy (talk) 19:24, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
False. Only a few users mentioned opt-in/preference. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 19:31, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
A few out of a few... in short, we didn't have enough !votes. I'll admit that no-one actually opposed because of a lack of a preference but me, but it caused some issues on enwiki when it actually happened. In any case, though, I actually like the stars far better than boldening, though optimally there's a full opt-out. Thanks.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:14, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
I tinkered with Common.css to try and calm down the screaming about the change in the mean time, but my edits probably need to be reverted soon because it also hides the bolding of RecentChanges in addition to removing the bolding. Steven Walling (talk) 23:07, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Upload Request[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, hope you're well. When you have time, and if it's not too much trouble, do you think you could handle a few more upload requests for me? (bugzilla:36815, bugzilla:36816, bugzilla:36817, bugzilla:36818, bugzilla:36830) Thanks in advance, FASTILY (TALK) 07:12, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Ugh, more Google Docs. Reedy (talk) 22:10, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I don't know of any other good, spacious, free alternatives that would make this easier. Do you have any suggestions? -FASTILY (TALK) 22:53, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

RandomRootPage extension[edit | edit source]

According to the Review queue, the next step for the RandomRootPage extension is that you would move it to the Deployment queue. Tim Starling has approved the extension (see bugzilla:16655) and the extension is on git at git:extensions/RandomRootPage.git.... And, apparently Tim Starling wants to deploy it.--Snaevar (talk) 11:00, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Yet another Upload Request[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, hope you're well. When you have a moment, do you think you could take care of bugzilla:37037 for me? Thanks! -FASTILY (TALK) 11:01, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Common commit errors[edit | edit source]

It seems like the Common commit errors page you created could really be merged with Manual:Pre-commit checklist. A lot of things on that list could have automated checking. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 20:49, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

New project on Labs[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, thanks for setting me up with developer access. I'm working on a new MediaWiki extension, and from reading over https://labsconsole.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Getting_Started and the other help content I get the impression that I would need to have a new 'specific' project created. I didn't see any instructions on how to do that, so I figured I'd ask you how to get set up with a new project.

My basic goal is to get this new media handling extension working on a staging environment that's close to Wikimedia's. I'm not sure how relevant this is, but the extension involves file uploading, which includes some processing upon completing the upload to transform an effectively plain-text file into a static image. I've got the extension working on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric with MediaWiki 1.18 and (on another machine) 1.19. I've tentatively named the extension "PDBHandler". Thanks, Emw (talk) 03:48, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi again--just wanted to let you know that I'm all set with a project. Cheers, Emw (talk) 11:55, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Adminship for Uncle G[edit | edit source]

Hi. Can you make Uncle G an administrator on this wiki when you have a minute? Thanks! --MZMcBride (talk) 01:34, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

(Alternately, you could make me a bureaucrat. ;-)

Upload Request[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, hope you're well! When you have a moment, could you do me a favor and take care of bugzilla:40175? Thanks! -FASTILY (TALK) 00:29, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Another Upload Request[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, hope you're well. When you have a moment, could you take care of bugzilla:42427 for me? Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 21:41, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikia_code diffs[edit | edit source]

There is a set of diffs here: Wikia_code which are an out of date diff from the Wikia code base and mediawiki core. I'm a developer at Wikia and I'd be interested in keeping those up to date if you could tell me how they were created. Do you have a script to do it? Owyn (talk) 10:02, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

I did actually write a wrapper script to do this. It's probably not needed, using diff -R would have a similar result, though it would be one combined file... Which still then needs uploading.. Those were 1.16. You seem to be running 1.19 now. Comparing that itself against master (considering we're now 1.21) will likely have a lot of changes there were just changes in core.. Do you want this running again for 1.19 vs wikia 1.19? Or your 1.19 against master? Reedy (talk) 14:33, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Argh, talk pages! Sorry, I didn't notice you had replied. I am interested in 1.19 vs Wikia 1.19, and we have merged in the latest security updates already. I was mostly interested in the process of keeping those pages up to date. Eventually I would like to try and reconcile most of these changes (determine if they are still necessary and either merge them into mediawiki or find another way of implementing them at Wikia). I can get the diffs myself and do all the work locally, but as there seemed to be an attempt to put a workflow in here by marking pages as DONE I was wondering if that was useful at all and whether it would be valuable to keep doing it. Owyn (talk) 23:44, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.22/wmf20/Changelog[edit | edit source]

Reedy hi.

it seems that with wmf20, an existing JS variable, namely "wgVectorEnabledModules" has evaporated. IMO, this should appear in "breaking changes", as the disappearance of previously available variable breaks some scripts (this is how i found out it disappeared). i'm not asking to resurrect this variable - it's probably too late for that anyway, and people will remove it from their scripts rather than wait a couple of weeks with broken scripts waiting for it to come back to life in wmf21, but i think it's reasonable to ask that this will appear in the changelog.

peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 21:05, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

It was purposely removed as part of cleaning up Extension:Vector. It's a wiki, feel free to edit it. Reedy (talk) 23:51, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
i wasn't bitching about the removal - i just commented that i think it should be added to the changelog as "breaking change".
is this the only JS variable that was removed? ("cleaning up" hints that maybe some other variables were removed, no?)
i don't mind adding it to the changelog myself, but it will be better, i think, if someone who actually knows what it's about will do it (and at the same time, will give a full list of all variables that were removed). peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 18:22, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
@קיפודנחש: I am the perpetrator. This is the only JavaScript-exposed variable I removed (in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/87028/ per bug 45051), I admit I kind of missed the importance of this. I'd add a release note now, but extensions have no release notes; I noted the extension being killed off at MediaWiki_1.22#Vector_extension_merged. If you know a good place to add an information about this, please do :) (or point me towards it). Matma Rex (talk) 18:33, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
changelog is prolly the best place i can think of. i'll drop a message about it on enwiki wp:vpt - if you search on enwiki in user+mediawiki namespaces for "wgVectorEnabledModules", you'll notice several dozen hits. since this used to by some kind of ovject, some scripts tried to test one of its members (e.g., like so:
mw.config.get('skin') == 'vector' && mw.config.get('wgVectorEnabledModules').collapsiblenav
which throws exception for null value. it's worth telling the members about it, methinks. peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 18:57, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Deployment of bugzilla:53132[edit | edit source]

Hi Reedy, do you know in which wmf-branch of MediaWiki 1.23 bugzilla:53132 was first included (if it was)? I suspect it was wmf8 or wmf9, but not totally sure. whym (talk) 10:03, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Please disregard the question above, as this is now being handled in the proper venue, bugzilla:53132. whym (talk) 09:30, 16 January 2014 (UTC)