Wikinews:Water cooler/technical/archives/2019/November

Google Code-In will soon take place again! Mentor tasks to help new contributors!

Hi everybody! Google Code-in (GCI) will soon take place again - a seven week long contest for 13-17 year old students to contribute to free software projects. Tasks should take an experienced contributor about two or three hours and can be of the categories Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, and User Interface/Design. Do you have any Lua, template, gadget/script or similar task that would benefit your wiki? Or maybe some of your tools need better documentation? If so, and you can imagine enjoying mentoring such a task to help a new contributor, please check out mw:Google Code-in/2019 and become a mentor. If you have any questions, feel free to ask at our talk page. Many thanks in advance! --Martin Urbanec 07:28, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Developer environment for this wiki

I have raised a question here about creating developer-friendly images of each wiki, which people can use to create scripts and mediawiki extensions on their own PC without needing to request an account on Wikimedia Tools or their sister services. I hope an image can be available for install in one click. If you are experienced in how to make this happen, or know how it would be useful for this wiki, please respond either here or there. Thanks.   --Gryllida/ (talk) 23:24, 6 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Development environment for this wiki (take 2)

If I make a (Vagrant or Docker or VirtualBox) development for this wiki, would you be interested in including

  • 1. all gadgets or only some (if so then which)
  • 2. all extensions or only some (if so then which)
  • 3. all content or only some (if so then what part)
  • 4. all settings or only some (if so then which ones)

Also what extensions, or improvements to existing extensions, would you like to see developed if someone volunteers to do it. I know there is the 'Dialog' tools that could be installed for example - this needs lots of work and I think uses Scribunto and FlaggedRevs - is there anything else? Is there a wish list...

Thanks, --Gryllida (talk) 05:10, 12 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

In the "obvious" column (but sometimes the obvious is easy to overlook), besides dialog, Scribunto, and FlaggedRevs, there's also DPLs. --Pi zero (talk) 12:39, 12 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]