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Note that moving links out of components' description will make sync with bugzilla impossible. --Nemo 17:12, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

What about the descriptions that currently don't have the link in their Bugzilla description? --Waldir (talk) 18:08, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Either it's considered obvious, or it should be fixed by adding one. --Nemo 18:14, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. So since this is a wiki and it's easy to sync, the descriptions should be first fixed/harmonized in bugzilla. Otherwise it would be detrimental to attempt to keep up with a list that is inconsistent and/or incomplete. --Waldir (talk) 02:56, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand your point. We're updating the description on the wiki and then we'll sync bugzilla with it. But bugzilla has only the description, not a table for each component, so if you remove crucial information it will be impossible to update bugzilla descriptions. --Nemo 08:15, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I dint't know that a bugzilla sync was planned. Well, I noticed that the bugzilla description can contain links, e.g. the "Apache config" component description in bugzilla has a link to the operations/apache-config repo (and the version on the wiki doesn't, btw). I imagine that such links are built using html markup, which is undesirable in the wiki, so a full sync would be awkward anyway; therefore, I don't see a problem with the links being appended to the desc in Bugzilla only (e.g. "Bugs relating to the continuous integration server (Running Jenkins & TestSwarm) --", or something to that effect), since that's not going to be the only difference anyway. --Waldir (talk) 16:01, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
No, appending URLs is horrible. Anyway, I knew that it's a lost battle. ;-) --Nemo 16:13, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Well, we'd have to choose between a less-than-ideal description string in bugzilla or a less-than-ideal string on the table... I personally prefer the table to be more streamlined as it's way more informative (and actually allows people to contribute to it without jumping through hoops) --Waldir (talk) 17:49, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: MediaWiki searchEdit

I've replied you at [1]. Cheers, Nemo 18:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


If you're interested in it, not that there's a rather tedious but probably note too hard job to do about it, sync'ing the various config summaries in its i18n file with those on the wiki. See the tasks currently on translatewiki:User:Matma_Rex (who can't do it) and gerrit:40290 where this was half done. Cheers, Nemo 12:06, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer! I'll definitely take a look at this soon. --Waldir (talk) 19:11, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Nice! Please let me know if you can take this to work on in the foreseeable future, so that I know if I have to look for someone else or not. :-) --Nemo 19:42, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
I really want to do it :D I help out in several small (non-WMF) wikis that understandably don't give out server access, so being able to do configuration changes from the browser would be ideal. I will need to have a chat with you to understand better what's involved, though. This week I'm kinda busy but next week I'll try to reach to you on IRC. Let me know what days/hours (UTC) I'm more likely to find you online. --Waldir (talk) 23:51, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Categories in mediawiki sidebar in Vector skinEdit

How to show categories and subcategories in sidebar of Mediawiki 1.20.3 in Vector skin. Please help me please.I have used CategoryTree extension but dont know syntax is rightly used in LocalSettings.php. I got one website using this Please tell me how to dislplay categories in vector skin? --Ksanjeet 20:24, 11 March 2013‎ (UTC)

Please post your question to the Support desk --Waldir (talk) 13:25, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

mwclient questionsEdit

Pinging you here to let you know that I've asked some questions on mwclient on Talk:Evaluating and Improving MediaWiki web API client libraries. If you can answer or point me to someone who can, I'd appreciate it! --Fhocutt (talk) 20:47, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I did get a notification, actually, because I was mentioned there. I'm letting you know since in the future it might save you the extra step of manually notifying someone you mention somewhere (I'm not 100% the notifications settings are on by default, though). As for the topic itself, I'll take a look and reply there. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 23:13, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


Great stuff at User:Waldir/Docs.

The Data and developer hub (and the How to contribute#web-api section) is for a slightly different profile: people who want to make use of Wikimedia APIs and data. Sort of like your user, but off-wiki. It'll use Manual, Reference, and Interactive tools. I think rather than Tutorial it'll showcase some interesting uses of Wikimedia APIs or data, explaining what they do and pointing people into the interactive tools to try something similar but simpler. Anyway, that's the theory :)

-- SPage (WMF) (talk) 07:54, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

+1 and see also: User:Quiddity (WMF)/Hubs and docs and Season of Docs (2019). :-) Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:49, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

pulling stuff from gitEdit

In a wikitech-l thread you proposed

... Similarly, the contents of README files and the docs folder should be integratable into

FYI I sketched the tech to do this as a possible hackathon project at phab:T91626. It was more controversial than I expected. People have different visions of what to do with material in git. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 07:59, 20 March 2015 (UTC)