Last modified: 2007-08-16 01:29:42 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):
However, they should be aligned to look something like this:
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.
File your requests separately, please.
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.