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Bug 10954 - cosmetic changes and other enhancements (built-in "extensions")
cosmetic changes and other enhancements (built-in "extensions")
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-16 00:11 UTC by Danny
Modified: 2007-08-16 01:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Danny 2007-08-16 00:11:02 UTC
Certain MediaWiki features should have cosmetic upgrades so that it will be more appealing to the users.

For example, users should be able to choose to display the Recent Changes page as a neat table, similar to the TransformChanges extension.

Also, the caption on text fields should be aligned to make them look neater.

They currently look like this (just an example: periods represents spaces):



Real name:....[_________]


However, they should be aligned to look something like this:



Real name:....[_________]



Username: ........Password:

Real name:........E-mail

Finally, MediaWiki should contain the functions of the following extensions: CategoryTree, CheckUser, Deleted user contributions, Linksearch, Makesysop, MakeBot, CharInsert, Cite, ParserFunctions, EasyTimeline, Imagemap, Inputbox, Poem, Oversight, renameuser, SyntaxHighlighting, WikiHiero, AntiSpoof, ConfirmEdit, Newuserlog, SpamBlacklist, and Username blacklist.

It's mainly these features that make MediaWiki so useful, ad I feel that MediaWiki should include these features as built-in.
Comment 1 Danny B. 2007-08-16 00:14:52 UTC
File your requests separately, please.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-08-16 01:29:42 UTC
I've filed bug 10955 to cover the use of tables in change lists and page histories. Extensions are just that; extensions, and are quite straightforward to enable, given proper documentation. On the other hand, we might enable some of these out-of-the-box in future.

CheckUser is often a controversial extension, and might not be a great thing to bundle; Makesysop and MakeBot are redundant with the default setup, since the normal user rights interface covers these. Certain extensions require dependencies that MediaWiki itself doesn't, and wouldn't be appropriate to include, e.g. the syntax highlight extensions.

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