Last modified: 2007-09-29 22:45:09 UTC
Now that the English Wiktionary is taking its first tentative steps towards
dictionary-specific modifications and extensions to the mediawiki software, we'd
like to request a place on Bugzilla to store our pending development ideas and
track the bugs in them.
For individual extensions, we'll create components for them. For site requests,
use the existing Wikimedia product.
* What about feature requests at an early stage where it's not possible to know
which features might end up in which extensions?
* What if Wiktionary will consist of a set of extensions? It will be difficult
to manage bugzilla for us with nothing to unify what's related to Wiktionary.
* Is a Bugzilla keyword a better idea?
(In reply to comment #2)
> * What about feature requests at an early stage where it's not possible to know
> which features might end up in which extensions?
Make them general feature requests, to start with, unless it's quite specific,
in which case, make them extension requests.
> * Is a Bugzilla keyword a better idea?
See also bug 11497
*** Bug 11497 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening for further consideration/more authoritative WONTFIX.
I'm glad that you have such a strong personality. It generally is good to stick to one's guns.
However, I don't think you've given this appropriate consideration. A separate BZ component is quite logical, for you, moreso than for me. (And, by extension, for core developers moreso than for Wiktionary.)
While a separate component would allow Wiktionary to track future feature requests, it would also allow code devs to /ignore/ many more Wiktionary concerns. The simple fact that we could mark bug reports as duplicates would in and of itself, be monstrously better than trying to track bugs across three (or more) domains, numerous user talk pages, [[wikt:WT:GP]], [[wikt:WT:BR]], [[wikt:WT:BP]], [[wikt:WT:ID]], [[wikt:Wiktionary talk:Main Page]], etc.
Discussing this with some other devs in #wikimedia-tech, we were told not to request a separate bugzilla; instead to just ask for a component. Why? Well, because it makes SENSE.
I do hope you'll take a fresh look: I don't want to hear a drawn out explanation of why you WONTFIX, rather, I'd like you to consider the benefits of doing what a number of people think is reasonable here. There is no reason not to create a separate component; there are plenty of reasons to try it out, even if only as a short-term experiment.