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Bug 14755 - Create a wap mobile gateway for the english wikinews similiar to wikipedia
Create a wap mobile gateway for the english wikinews similiar to wikipedia
Product: Wikimedia Mobile
Classification: Unclassified
WAP mobile gateway (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Tim Starling
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-07-08 07:12 UTC by Bawolff (Brian Wolff)
Modified: 2014-02-28 20:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2008-07-08 07:12:06 UTC
It has been brought up on the Wikinews water cooler and elsewhere on [en] Wikinews, that a mobile wap gateway, similar to would be useful for Wikinews. Would it be possible to create one?

-bawolff ([[n:user:Bawolff]])
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-07-09 01:02:42 UTC
The search interface would probably be of limited value to a news site; but keep in mind that templates and extensions (like DPL) aren't supported by the current gateway system. You'd need some kind of custom front page.
Comment 2 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2008-07-09 09:25:20 UTC
Hmm, Well the first thought that comes to my mind is we could use the wikinews importer bot to make a dpl in static wikicode (its used on wikipedia for some pages which copy our headlines. makes things like [[w:Portal:Current events/5/Wikinews]]). I'll ask on the wikinews water cooler for thoughts.

thanks for quick response,
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2008-08-14 06:47:26 UTC
Please note the set-up on the wikinews end is waiting on a vote at [[n:Wikinews:Bots]] for a bot to be approved to automatically create a static version of the main page.

Thanks for your patients.
Comment 4 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2008-10-04 03:36:11 UTC
Well apparently the bot request on en wikinews got closed as no concencuss ( ). So i guess this isn't happening.

Sorry to bother you guys.


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