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Thank you, Sumana for caring for people who care about MediaWiki! Sergey Chernyshev 07:34, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you for your great works in keeping the world a better place.

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Hello This is for you, you have been doing a lot for MediaWiki Developments. And for coordinating Berlin Hackathon 2012. Cheers :-) ansuman (talk) 12:40, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

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You're awesome. I was just reflecting on wikimania and thought of you. I hope you remember me(this is Lucian). In case you're wondering I'm working on wikipedia timeline visualizer that I'm planning to bring to the hackathon in January.

TheKaramanukian (talk) 05:04, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Missing i18n: identification of “need to translate” strings017:02, 17 January 2015
A barnstar for you!023:11, 2 July 2014
A barnstar for you!023:04, 2 July 2014
Maalavika Manoj115:53, 2 January 2014
Pywikipediabot SVN access120:58, 2 July 2013
Tour of Consumer Reports' laboratories017:24, 10 January 2013
Gerrit project ownership request progress?105:11, 8 January 2013
Converter for Karachay language316:36, 22 December 2012
WikipediaMobile 418:49, 18 December 2012
Wikipedia aimed mapmaking223:29, 6 December 2012
Developer_access005:54, 15 November 2012
Email021:18, 24 September 2012
Scribunto and fr.wikisource220:16, 28 August 2012
SVN access for DPL maintenance114:40, 24 August 2012
Lab account114:38, 24 August 2012
Yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June.100:53, 13 July 2012
Is someone abusing your identity on Developer access?222:00, 3 July 2012
Gerrit project administrator111:57, 18 June 2012
My "note from foswiki"102:55, 29 May 2012
Labs access request007:54, 21 May 2012
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Missing i18n: identification of “need to translate” strings

From a very proprietary point of view, this thesis mentions: «If source code is available, tools and techniques, with varying quality of internationalization, can be used to internationalize an existing monolingual product that minimize costs and improve

efficiency. This includes the use of lexical analysis as shown by Peng et al., automated

identification of “need to translate” strings as shown by Wang et al., and the use of tools like GNU Gettext. See 4.4.5 and 4.5 for details.»

Nemo17:02, 17 January 2015

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Wiki Love Ebrahim Jodeiri dallalan (talk) 23:11, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
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Ebrahim Jodeiri Dallalan Ebrahim Jodeiri dallalan (talk) 23:04, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Ebrahim Jodeiri dallalan (talk)23:04, 2 July 2014

Maalavika Manoj

Hi, at the "Today's articles for improvement" Nominations page I see you have shown "support" for the improving of the article Maalavika Manoj. Anyone who places the "support" tag there, seeks to improve the article. Is that what you meant? Please reply to me here.

Kailash29792 (talk)07:08, 17 December 2013

Will reply where you requested.


Pywikipediabot SVN access

Hi Sumanah! I already requested SVN access some time ago. However, I have problems checking out (getting a "server sent: publickey" response from the server). The account should be set up since I've already submitted my public key. I also see myself on the public list of users. It might be also be some Windows issue that I'm not aware of. I'm using TortoiseSVN and Pageant for my keys. Any help is welcome. Thanks!

Edinwiki (talk)21:10, 25 June 2013

Hi, Edinwiki. Are you still having this problem? I don't use Windows myself so I won't be very good at helping you, sadly. You might be able to get better help from other Windows users in IRC. Good luck!

Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk)20:58, 2 July 2013

Tour of Consumer Reports' laboratories

Wow! Laboratory tour!

On Tuesday January 15 at 3pm Wikipedians are invited to join a tour of laboratories at in. If you would like to attend please RSVP at. If you have questions feel free to ask on that page or contact me on my talk page or by my office phone at 914.378.2684.

I am still working on that project I wanted to show you. Also, I have not made it to the Museum of the Moving Image and I still want to do that someday. It seems that neither of those things will be done soon - I am going to India for a month starting next week to meet Wikipedians there and in Bangladesh. You are welcome to come to this Consumer Reports thing if you like; it is a long way from Queens. I hope you are well.

Blue Rasberry (talk)17:24, 10 January 2013

Gerrit project ownership request progress?

It's been more than four weeks, and I still see no comment on my Gerrit project ownership request. Thanks!

Kroocsiogsi (talk)20:27, 22 December 2012

Sorry. Done now!

Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk)05:11, 8 January 2013

Converter for Karachay language

Hi Sumana, this document directed me here. I have asked for user experience design review two weeks ago. But I got no response from Howief. Can you poke him?

Bouron (talk)12:08, 21 December 2012

Why not sharing your work at the Design mailing list? You can find there all the experts, including the WMF UX designers.

Qgil (talk)18:31, 21 December 2012

I am new in creating extensions for deployment. So I merely followed Writing an extension for deployment. Thanks for advise.

Bouron (talk)10:49, 22 December 2012

There is no question that you did the steps as suggested!

Seeing what happened to you (and may have happened to others) it is probably better to have a process not relying on single people. The creation of the Design list is more recent that the note about Howie at that page, and now it's probably just a better destination. Sumana, do you agree? I will also check with the Design list itself so they are aware of this possibility.

Bouron, thank you very much not only for contributing an extension to the MediaWiki community, but also to help us improving our processes.

Qgil (talk)16:36, 22 December 2012


Hi Sumana, I'm a developer and a Wikipedian (from I want to work with WikipediaMobile but instead using PhoneGap I'm more into conventional Eclipse IDE. So, where can I get code?

Bill william compton (talk)02:59, 1 December 2012

Hi, please have a look at meta:Mobile_Projects/Contribute. There you can find links to the mobile apps source code, open bugs and other interesting information.

PhoneGap and Eclipse are orthogonal - see e.g. Getting started with PhoneGap in Eclipse for Android. As long as you are familiar with Javascript you are good to go.

The next steps for getting involved is joining #wikimedia-mobileconnect IRC channel and mobile-l mailing list. There you can find the other mobile developers and get further advice from them.

Qgil (talk)21:33, 10 December 2012

Thanks Qgil. I appreciate your taking the time to help. However, I figured it out by myself but other links you have provided are really helping. I guess I have to revise JavaScript as I'm mainly a Java programmer. I'm also a white box tester (usually work with JUNIT), how can I get involved?

Bill william compton (talk)01:53, 11 December 2012

The only MediaWiki corners I'm aware of where Java is used are:

  • the Wikipedia app for Nokia Series40 (but the development is quite outsourced and even if open I wonder how easy is for external contributors to get in).
  • the Lucene search library. fwiw we have an open full time position related to this. Interested? :) Otherwise feel free forwarding to your colleagues.
Qgil (talk)18:45, 18 December 2012

Wikipedia aimed mapmaking

Sumanah, thanks' a lot for your interest (wp:en:User_talk:Yug#Mappers: software needs). The map and illustatrive sides of articles should indeed move to a more professional approach with comprehensive guidelines and sustainable, updatable allowed by centralized cloud technologies such as google-map. I'm currently finishing my master thesis of Chinese teaching, I will make a push and proposals to the WMF this summer. Best regards, Yug 10:12, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Yug. I hope to see your requests in Bugzilla and on the wikitech-l mailing list once you're done with your thesis. Best wishes for the success of your research and studies!

Hi Yug, I was wondering whether you have shared your ideas at the maps-l list? Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I work with Sumana at the WMF trying to make happy contributors like you.  :).
Qgil (talk)23:29, 6 December 2012


Hi Sumanah! I have requested for Developer_access. Could you please process the request...

Teju2friends (talk)05:54, 15 November 2012

Hello. I left you an email since 20 September, please, check up your inbox.

Avocato (talk)21:18, 24 September 2012

Scribunto and fr.wikisource

Hi sumanah !

Several contributors in the French Wikisource are very interested by Scribunto extension and one, Rical have already written a module. Can fr.wikisource be one of the first wikis to use Scribunto extension ? We have talk about this idea on our Scriptorium (Wikisource's Village Pump) and most of people there are impatient to use it. If it happen we would be happy to share our experience about this extension in order to help other wikis to use it.

Tpt (talk)11:04, 27 August 2012

Tpt, thanks for the note! That's pretty exciting. I think the meta page for requesting "shell" changes is a reasonable guide to filing a bug about this in Bugzilla (you may already know about that - sorry for redundancy). Once you file that bug, please cc me, Tim Starling, Sam Reed, Victor Vasiliev, and Rob Lanphier, and send a note to wikitech-l as well.


Thanks a lot for your replies there and in the bug discussion ! You are amazing !

Tpt (talk)20:16, 28 August 2012

SVN access for DPL maintenance

Hello Sumanah, I am the author of DPL (third party). Two years ago I published a stable release which somebody put into the SVN for me. Recently I published DPL 2.0 (which solves some major issues that had been open for a long time) and bawolff was so kind to check in the sources for me into SVN. I made my changes based on the last version which I had published (2 years ago). Now some changes have to be re-merged which have been made to DPL in SVN in the meantime by various people. Two years ago I had been applying for SVN access and finally it was granted. But by then I did not have time to spend any resources on the DPL project so I never used the account and lost my account data. Can you help me to regain access (I can be reached via gero.scholz(at) Algorithmix (talk) 05:00, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Algorithmix (talk)05:00, 21 August 2012

Hi, Algorithmix! Could you follow the directions at and send a note to  ? That way we can get your access back. Thanks!


Lab account

Hello Sumana!!

Thanks for granting lab access to me that fast!! You used "Drtrigon" in order to create my account, this results for me in having 3 different nicks now. We should use either "drtrigon" for lower-case only and "DrTrigon" (with capital "T") else. Is it possible to rename (or if simpler delete and re-create) my account? That would be nice. Thanks and greetings

DrTrigon (talk)10:02, 18 August 2012

(I believe Ryan & Andrew took care of this.) Thanks DrTrigon!


Yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June.

Sorry for this late response but by the time I got the email it was impossible for me to leave Greece. I hope I get invited in future Hackathon's. -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:27, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Magioladitis (talk)20:27, 12 July 2012

You are hereby invited to our future hackathons! Keep an eye on the wikitech-l and wikitech-announce mailing lists and on the MediaWiki developer meetings page, and on @MediaWikiMeet !


Is someone abusing your identity on Developer access?

Hey Sumana. I saw lots of requests on Developer access approved with your name by IP addresses. The IP addresses' notes were always: YesYDone - do - Sumana

Could you please confirm that you made those edits?

Tim (SVG)08:47, 29 June 2012

Yes, that was me - just had trouble logging in. Thanks.


Tim (SVG)22:00, 3 July 2012

Gerrit project administrator

Hi Sumana,

As per discussion, Snaper said ...So forget about "branching gets much easier" part as far as Gerrit is concerned Gerrit project administrator can create Gerrit branches in the repository. ... I could not find any notion of a Gerrit project administrator on the Git page, so it would be helpful to know who is a Gerrit project administrator and how to get in contact with them.

On a further note maybe it should be considered to make branching easier for anything that is not mw.core since extensions don't really have to rely on whatever policy is necessary to keep mw.core afloat. Thanks

MWJames (talk)11:38, 18 June 2012

MWJames, thanks for your note. I don't control the branching policy, so do you mind if I move this discussion to the Git talk page? Also, you may find Git/Gerrit project ownership and useful.


My "note from foswiki"

Thanks for curating my about MongoDB!

But I was responding to a comment on the original User:Sumanah/Lua_vs_Javascript where I wrote that note, so I feel you've moved it somewhere less useful perhaps?

I was (perhaps clumsily) trying to counter the comment which implied that spidermonkey/V8 could not control their footprint programmatically. Of course, I might be wrong, given that I only have a cursory familiarity with MongoDB internals, and even less knoledge of MW's Lua/JS efforts.

But I am watching developments here with interest.

Csirac2 (talk)02:54, 26 May 2012

Labs access request

Hey Sumana, I filed the request as you asked. I see there is a backlog now or something. Can you take a look? Thanks very much in advance!

— T.07:54, 21 May 2012
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