VisualEditor/Roadmap on milestones

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[TR0] Existing levels of functionality, user experience, confidence, and performance are maintained [TR1] Release VisualEditor to more accounts and anonymous users on the English Wikipedia
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  • YesY Done Editors can be auto-opted-out of seeing any trace of the visual editor when a site changes configuration
  • YesY Done Editors see an educational pop-up on using the software for the first time
  • YesY Done Editors can switch mid-edit between the wikitext and visual editors without saving on desktop
  • Editors have a single edit tab which remembers which editor they used last [1]
  • Editors get their expected editor whenever they click on a red link or other edit links [2][3]
  • Editors can set a preference to always try to use their favoured editor, or to show both edit tabs
  • Anonymous editors can XXX
  • Editors can edit and save pages with the created wikitext being applied consistent, so that the wikitext shows up cleanly and transactions are as simple as possible. [4]
[TR3] Research and experimentation to improve language support [TR5] Improve support for math editing by improving the UX of the Math extension and researching its usability [5]
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Japanese without issues.
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Korean without issues.
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Arabic without issues.
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Farsi without issues.
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Hindi without issues.
  • Editors can edit with native and third party IMEs in Cantonese without issues.
  • YesY Done Editors can see a live preview of the formula as they edit it [6]
  • YesY Done Editors can understand the errors they are given (errors are visible to editors; error status transmitted to editor) [7]
  • YesY Done Editors can see errors in context as they edit them [8]
  • Editors can browse a list of all formula fragments they can use [9]
  • Editors can click on each formula fragment to insert it [10]
  • Editors can see syntax highlighting of their input as they type LaTeX [11]
[No TR] Epic long-term structural work [TR5] Improve support for graph editing by improving the UX of the Graph extension and researching its usability
  • Editors can edit one or more surfaces within another surface with a shared toolbar and the nesting of content within content e.g. for template fields. [12]
  • Editors can edit the caption of an image or the contents of a reference directly inside the page they appear in, rather than by opening a dialog. [13]
  • Editors can edit templates' parameters as rich content when appropriate 
  • YesY Done Editors can create new graphs of currently-supported types [14]
  • Editors can create, edit and convert existing graphs to pie-chart type graphs
  • Editors can create interactive graphs which readers can change to see more
[TR??] Increase value of contributions by prototyping and researching integrating edit recommendations
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[TR2] Improve VisualEditor on mobile devices by prototyping and researching using VisualEditor on mobile devices
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  • Editors can switch mid-edit between the wikitext and visual editors without saving on mobile
  • Editors can edit the page immediately as soon as they click "edit", without loading the whole page into the editor; as they try to edit new paragraphs, they become available "just in time".
    • Blocked on being able to load page-level items (like references) independently of the rest of the page; blocked on support from the Parsoid service 
  • Editors can edit bits of the page without needing to load the whole thing, making starting an edit much faster. [15]
    • Blocked on being able to load page-level items (like references) independently of the rest of the page; blocked on segments of the document being treated as proper portions of the document rather than faked sections [16] ; blocked on re-unifying the content of the page with the meta-data about the content. [17] [18] 
  • Editors can edit long pages, making as many changes as they wish, and save the server-staged document near-instantly when they're done.
    • Blocked on only sending changed parts of the document back to the server [19]; blocked on support from the Parsoid service.