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Hoi Siebrand,

Jij hebt kennelijk DynamicPageList gelinkt naar Extension:Intersection (tenminste als ik op Special:Version link in Wikibooks kom ik daarop uit). Ik heb altijd gedacht dat dit de juiste extensie was: Extension:DynamicPageList/old. Hij was fout verlinkt vanuit Special:Version, maar het is nu dus anders verlinkt, hetgeen ik ook niet helemaal begrijp. Werp jij eens wat licht in mijn duisternis? Londenp 23:01, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Omdat ik nogal druk bezig was met het inventariseren van extensies waarvoor localisatie mogelijk was of mogelijk te maken was, heb ik dit uitgezocht. Wikimedia draait (in ieder geval zichtbaar) geen extensies die niet in SVN zitten. In SVN zitten DynamicPageList2 (waar we het hier in ieder geval niet over hebben) en intersection (die de bestanden DynamicPageList.php en DynamicPageList.i18n.php) bevat. Daarnaast is er ook nog een andere DynamicPageList2, om het overzichtelijk te maken. Vandaar dat ik de pagina Extension:Intersection in het leven heb geroepen. Het is best mogelijk dat de pagina waar jij naar verwijst de documentatie is voor wat er in SVN in intersection/ staat. Het lijkt me dan handig die pagina te hernoemen naar Extension:Intersection. Groet, Siebrand 17:51, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Update Version Extension:SelectCategory[edit]

Hallo Siebold, du hast gestern die Versionsnummer von Extension:SelectCategory geändert. Leider scheint der Downloadlink nicht zu passen. Auch durch raten habe ich die aktuelle Version nicht gefunden. Kannst du das bitte noch fixen? Danke! --Ozz 07:14, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes Done Siebrand 06:51, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Importing into SVN[edit]

Thanks for that :) Also, thanks for letting me know about the change in how the extension messages work, I'll be sure to keep that in mind during future updates of my extensions. Also, how would I go about getting SVN commit access for myself? --Skizzerz talk - contribs Tournesol.pngMediaWiki Support Team 18:39, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

If you're already on Freenode's #mediawiki, try to get in touch with 'brion' who can give you access. Best point him to your resume here. Cheers! Siebrand 19:54, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

SieBot code[edit]

Hi. Have you released SieBot's code for others to look at? If not, are you willing to? --OldakQuill 13:14, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Sure, it's an ugly shell script. Find it below. Have fun with it ;) Cheers! Siebrand 15:31, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
# Siebrand / 2008-02-09
# should be run as user 'siebrand' because pywikipediabot checks ownership of user-config.py
# script used to update MediaWiki statistics from transstat.php on a daily basis

# update svn
/usr/bin/svn up /home/siebrand/phase3

# put SVN version of MediaWiki in a variable
SVN_VERSION=`/usr/bin/svn info /home/siebrand/phase3 |grep "^Revision" |cut -b 11-`

# create stats file
cd /home/siebrand/phase3/maintenance/language
/usr/bin/nice /usr/bin/php /home/siebrand/phase3/maintenance/language/transstat.php > /home/siebrand/export/mwstats.txt

# compile Wiki statistics page for pywikipedia bot
/bin/echo "Start" > /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page
/bin/echo "StartTitleLocalisation_statisticsStopTitle" >> /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page
/bin/echo "{{/stats}}" >> /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page
/bin/cat /home/siebrand/export/mwstats.txt >> /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page
/bin/echo "End" >> /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page

# upload stats page to www.mediawiki.org
/usr/bin/python /home/siebrand/i18n/pagefromfile.py -family:mediawiki -lang:mediawiki -force -summary:"Updating statistics (r$SVN_VERSION)" -notitle -titlest
art:StartTitle -titleend:StopTitle -file:/home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page -start:Start -end:End

# house keeping
/bin/rm /home/siebrand/export/mwstats.txt
/bin/rm /home/siebrand/export/mwstats_page


WhoIsWatching compatible with MediaWiki 1.12.0?[edit]

Hi Siebrand!

I am getting some errors with WhoIsWatching Extension running on MediaWiki 1.12.0. Is this extension compatible? Is this a known bug?

More detailed explaination can be found on the extension talk page

Thanks! --Luke 13:57, 20 August 2008 (WST)

Betawiki[edit]

You may care to expand here, as my knowledge of the site is a little limited. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 04:38, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Extension:DiscussionThreading --jdpond 19:36, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[edit]

Thanks for updating the extension for current message standards!

Sure, no problem. I also replied to your e-mail. Cheers! Siebrand 21:02, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Use extension Collection[edit]

Hello,

I'm a french user. I've tried to use the extention to collect articles and output them in various formats.

Unfortunatly i've got some problems.

I work for the cityhall of Brest and we 've created a territorial wiki, called wiki-Brest : www.wiki-brest.net in version 1.11.

Could you help me to use the extension ?

I've downloaded the file .tar.gz with choice "current version (truck)", i’ve made the modifications in the localsetting.php and monobook.php like in the Readme.txt

And i’ve had a problem with the fuction cURL_init () like that : Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /home/users/mairiebrest/wiki-brest/mediawiki-1.11.0/extensions/Collection/Collection.body.php on line 1316


Could you help me to install correctly this extension ?

Thanks

FILY Gaëlle contact@wiki-brest.net

Use extension Collection[edit]

Hello,

I'm a french user. I've tried to use the extention to collect articles and output them in various formats.

Unfortunatly i've got some problems.

I work for the cityhall of Brest and we 've created a territorial wiki, called wiki-Brest : www.wiki-brest.net in version 1.11.

Could you help me to use the extension ?

I've downloaded the file .tar.gz with choice "current version (truck)", i’ve made the modifications in the localsetting.php and monobook.php like in the Readme.txt

And i’ve had a problem with the fuction cURL_init () like that : Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /home/users/mairiebrest/wiki-brest/mediawiki-1.11.0/extensions/Collection/Collection.body.php on line 1316


Could you help me to install correctly this extension ?

Thanks

FILY Gaëlle contact@wiki-brest.net

Sounds to me like you should consider updating to a more recent version of MediaWiki (most recent stable version is 1.13.2). I have no detailed knowledge of Extension:Collection. The extension page also does not give a 'min version', so I do not actually know if updating will help... Siebrand 21:34, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Extension:WhiteList maintenance[edit]

Hello,

I'm one of the developers of the Extension:WhiteList. Firstly, thank you for your recent maintenance on the extension. Your contributions will make the extension that much better.

However, I think something got lost in the process of your update. The extension as it stands right now is broken. It just so happens that I was in the middle of cleaning it up for several backwards compatability issues and can also fix these recently introduced bugs. However, there are still things that I cannot address. For example, your changelog made a reference to "table can now be added by running update.php by using hook LoadExtensionSchemaUpdates". Can you please clarify what you meant by this? Where is this new update.php file? Also, can I ask you to hold off on submitting any further updates to the extension code until I integrate in my changes? Many thanks. --Gri6507 23:28, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I've committed my changes. Probably the biggest change was actually a set of reverts to get back the backwards compatibility with older versions of MW. The problem is that the new API for i18n is NOT backwards compatible and if the extension is to work for all versions of MW, the developers have to jump through hoops to make it work. Please take a look at my changes and contact me directly if you have any questions about why some "hacks" are necessary.
Also, you are very welcome to make further changes to the extension. I'm a big proponent of open contributions. However, I'd like to ask that in the future, you please rev the version of the extension before commits. This makes the problem solving much easier in the long run. Of course, incremeting the version requires a change to the main Extension:WhiteList page (i.e., version, date last modified, change log, etc). --Gri6507 02:08, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
You appear to have reverted valid translations, as well as a lot more than you indicated in your commit message. wfLoadExtensionMessages is backward compatible from 1.11 on, that was tagged on 2007-09-05. Also see Version_lifecycle. Support for 1.11 is no longer. WhiteList can also be downloaded from the branches, which means that it can still work for older versions. Consider my previous contribution to WhiteList my last. Siebrand 06:55, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
That may be the intended purpose, but unfortunately, it did not work. When I tried your changes across the various versions of MW I saw messages that would appear as anything from the correct message to "&lt;message&gt;" to "<message>", which is clearly not working correctly. That is why I reverted. Did you try to verify across MW versions? If so, which versions? The fact that the Version_lifecycle page indicated that v 1.11.x is no longer "supported" should be irrelevant. The bottom line is that there are MW installations out there as old as 1.6.x that CAN work with this extension and, if I can help them use it, I would like to preserve that backwards compatibility. Otherwise, I just don't see how we can call anything backwards compatible. --Gri6507 13:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
I do not mean to imply that your contributions are not appreciated. On the contrary, they are very welcome. However, I just want to make sure that the extension still has backwards compatibility.
Also see independent comment by Aaron: Special:Code/MediaWiki/43378.
Thank you for pointing out this page. I did not know this section existed. --Gri6507 13:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Bijdragen aan de SemanticGallery extensie pagina[edit]

Hoi Siebrand, Bedankt voor de veranderingen die je net gemaakt hebt aan de Extension:SemanticGallery pagina. :-) Ik schrijf je even omdat ik er op een wel heeel toevallige manier achter kwam dat je een werkende downloadlink had toegevoegd. Na de code te hebben gecommit, was ik even bezig uit te vogelen hoe en waar ik het handigste de links neer kon zetten. Toen ik probeerde de download paragraaf te bewerken, merkte ik dat hij halsstarrig de sectie daarna ging bewerken. Na nog een mislukte poging zag ik via de geschiedenis dat het tijd werd om even te refreshen en dat ik niet langer hoefde na te denken over de links en een eventuele plek voor tarballs. Dank, dank. --BigSmoke 21:20, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome. siebrand 23:31, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

FramedVideo[edit]

Hi, siebrand. Thanks for work you have done with FramedVideo. It's always nice to be noticed. :) Yes, I gonna need SVN account, but this is terryfing me a bit right now, so I will get a shot at it in the next week. Then maybe I will have some questions for you about SVN. Ruiz 20:25, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Best join the irc channel #mediawiki on Freenode when you have questions. Cheers! siebrand 22:18, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Extentiom: Google addsense[edit]

Hi Siebrand. Thanks for the above extention. I can install the above on mediawiki 1.13,under version it shows installed. I've added the text to common.css, but nothing is showing in the sidebar. Should I change monobook skin also? Thanks. --Swessels 10:28, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

it uses a hook that was added in MediaWiki 1.14, so it is not compatible with 1.13... siebrand 19:43, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Extension:ReaderFeedback[edit]

On http://strategy.wikimedia.org/ I'm trying to use reader feedback intensively on all proposals. There are over 700 proposal pages. I would like to have the reader feedback on all 700+ proposal pages. What I imagine is one table (space or comma delimeted) with title, and number of votes per weight, per tag, for example:

' P r i o r I m p a c F e a s i D e s i r
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
A "be bold" campaign 0 0 2 4 5 0 0 4 3 4 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
A series of videos to dissuade vandals, encourage new editors, welcome and inform newbies of key editing policies and perhaps more 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bei Jahresrückblicken Fernsehereignisse schreiben. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brand name consolidation 7 3 3 3 3 3 0 2 7 7 6 3 1 2 4 0 1 1 0 0
Can Wikimedia Become A 300 Million People Movement By 2020? 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Directed community fundraising 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Could you help me in retrieving these data without having to manually visit over 700 pages? Dedalus 07:55, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Not really. Would really need a bot writer for this who would write a bot to this spec. From then on, you might be able to run the scriptperiodically to update the results table... siebrand 14:59, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi Siebrand. Thanks for the answer, glad you didn't do this. Who to blame? Dedalus 18:32, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
That's Extension:ReaderFeedback. The one who activated it, and possibly the corresponding bugzilla:, is probably here. siebrand 19:57, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Probably on 15/09: # 21:31 logmsgbot: robh synchronized php-1.5/wmf-config/InitialiseSettings.php 'changing settings for readerfeedback on stratapps' . siebrand 19:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Pages awaiting review[edit]

I wonder if a link could be placed to this page somewhere (like here? Project:Requests) where other admins too could check if there's any pages awaiting validation: Special:OldReviewedPages. thanks! --Choshi 21:31, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Extension:NewUserMessage[edit]

Hi Nad. I was wondering whether Extension:NewUserMessage can be adjusted to add option to welcome a new user at his first edit (or upon a variable number of edits) not at his registration? The reason for that is that in Arabic Wikipedia we are facing a huge number of new registrations every day compared to other projects, and we would like to reduce the number of new user talk pages created everyday. --Ciphers 01:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I do not see any gain in not welcoming new users, but only providing users with welcome information *after* they have made their first edit. Feel free to provide a patch; I would gladly add it as a feature, but I am not going to spend time on writing it myself. siebrand 20:22, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Extension:Todo Tasks[edit]

Hello. I was recently faced with a new problem with the Extension:Todo Tasks. One of the extension users has traced the problem to a change you recently made (see [1] pertaining to SVN commit 54862). Can you please clarify why the change was made? --Gri6507 15:38, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

That change was made on trunk. The user is reporting the bug on 1.15.1, and he should be using the branched version of the extension. Are you saying the extension is broken against 1.16a? I'm setting up the extension, but it may take a while before I could give the answer myself. siebrand 17:16, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Right, this extension appears to have dependencies (mainly DPL) for which is uncertain what to do, and the installation instructions of the extension itself also appear to be incorrect (the directory name in svn differs from that in the installation instruction). I'll be awaiting your answer. siebrand 18:17, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Got it working. Doing some work on it... siebrand 19:55, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Made a few commits based on testing[2]. Works fine on trunk. Tested rev is r59767. siebrand 20:20, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for looking into this. It appears that I had neglected to maintain the installation instructions for this extension. I have started updating that. --Gri6507 13:12, 7 December 2009 (UTC)