Last modified: 2014-11-13 19:04:35 UTC
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Mass-moving items into VisualEditor product
Mass-move out of "General" to "ContentEditable".
Adding "RTL, bidi" to the title, to make it easier to find.
*** Bug 47814 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Submitted an application for GSoC2013 to resolve this. More information available here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Mooeypoo/GSOC_2013_Proposal:_RTL_Support_in_VisualEditor
(Apologies for the bug submission mixup!)
Deployment to logged in users of Hebrew Wikipedia is in two days.
GSoC "soft pencils down" date was yesterday and all coding must stop on 23 September. Has this project been completed?
(In reply to comment #8)
> GSoC "soft pencils down" date was yesterday and all coding must stop on 23
> September. Has this project been completed?
Moriel should be writing a detailed summary now, but in short:
* All the blocking RTL bugs, which prevented the deployment of VE in RTL language Wikipedias were resolved and the code was merged and deployed. VE is enabled in the Hebrew Wikipedia, and it's quite usable there thanks to this project.
* A language selector (or "inspector" in the VE jargon) was developed according to the spec in the bidi text requirements cited above ( https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Visual_editor/Bidirectional_text_requirements ). It is deployed as an experimental feature in mediawiki.org, and hopefully will be deployed in other projects soon.
* RTL-compatible TemplateData editor (bug 50436) was developed as a gadget by Moriel, and it is already used in the Hebrew Wikipedia. The same code is also committed as a proper extension in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/85400/ . This should be review Some Time Soon, to allow proper localization and deployment in all sites.
There will always be more RTL bugs in VisualEditor and in the rest of the Wikimedia software, so this tracker bug must not be closed. But this GSoC project definitely achieved its goal. Big, big thanks to Moriel, and to the VisualEditor team people who helped her do this - Inez, James, Roan, Krinkle, Trevor and all the rest.
If you have open tasks or bugs left, one possibility is to list them at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-In and volunteer yourself as mentor.
We have heard from Google and free software projects participating in Code-in that students participating in this programs have done a great work finishing and polishing GSoC projects, many times mentores by the former GSoC student. The key is to be able to split the pending work in little tasks.
More information in the wiki page. If you have questions you can ask there or you can contact me directly.