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Bug 16595 - Allow extensions to be installed, and other $wg... configuration changes to be made, without manually modifying LocalSettings.php
Allow extensions to be installed, and other $wg... configuration changes to b...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 26992
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.13.x
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-12-09 01:58 UTC by Nathan Larson
Modified: 2012-07-26 15:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Nathan Larson 2008-12-09 01:58:10 UTC
It's not particularly convenient to have to manually modify LocalSettings.php every time one wants to add/remove an extension or change other basic settings. It seems like it would be easier to allow this to be done through a system similar to the System Messages screen. We could have checkboxes for all presently installed extensions, and a checkbox next to a one-line blank form (for allowing entry and installation of new extensions), and an update button. Perhaps a new type of user (in addition to Sysop, Bureaucrat, Oversight, etc.) could be created for doing these major configuration changes.

Also, we might consider adding libraries of commonly-installed extensions (e.g. ParserFunctions, Cite, etc.) so that the user can just select those checkboxes if they want to install it.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-12-09 02:03:55 UTC
See the Configure extension currently in progress. (Should this be duped to something?)
Comment 2 Nemo 2012-07-26 15:45:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> See the Configure extension currently in progress. (Should this be duped to
> something?)

Yes.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 26992 ***

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