jQuery Globalize is an effort by jQuery to make a standard library to handle things like messages with dates/timestamps and other stuff needed for i18n.

  • MediaWiki developers have participated since 2013-12-05 with a bunch of meetings in #jquery-meeting connect (logs exist but can't be searched). Krinkle is usually the person who knows most.
  • For this sort of stuff we're currently using many things, like jquery.i18n (also designed for third party use), ResourceLoader modules, Moment.js, the "ago" mechanism, getHumanTimestamp, date.js [1], ...