MediaWiki Extension/Meetings

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27-Sep-2007, 10:30am, Room Santa Clara :: Next Meeting after OOoCon


Matthias, Mikhail, Éric, Uwe


  1. MediaWiki Extension/QA/MediaWiki Filter
  2. Where can we drop the binaries?
  3. Realistic Concept
    1. State of MediaWiki Extension Use Cases
  4. Effort Estimation


Infor from Martin (or PM): We will use the Extension Repository to distribute alpha, beta and final releases of the MediaWiki Extension.



Matthias, Mikhail, Éric


Mail Alias
We will use instead of The traffic is more or less the same, but by using we are more visible for other extension teams.
Project Scope Statement
started at MediaWiki Extension Project Scope Statement
started at Specification
MediaWiki Extension Use Cases / Template Support
For the creation of WikiReaders import templates are a useful feature. Furthermore, they help to prevent the user's disorientation by enhancing the visual mapping between MediaWiki and OOo document.
We will support templates (.ott) that is used for Wiki imports. The template can be customized. If not available, a standard empty document is created. The extension will contain a MediaWiki template that resembles the styles of MediaWiki.
name of CWS is SRC680/wikiext01, owner is Mikhail, QA Rep is Éric
no update from Martin where/how we can place the OXT files during alpha and beta.

16-Aug-2007 :: Kick Off


Matthias, Mikhail, Éric, Uwe, Mathias


  1. Welcome
  2. Kick Off of new iTeam
    1. Matthias (lead and user experience)
    2. Mikhail (development)
    3. Uwe (documentation)
    4. Éric (QA)
    5. Other roles: Mathias & Lutz (sponsor)
  3. Concept - What is desired? What do we want to accomplish?
  4. Status Quo - What is the state of the project?
  5. Planning
    1. Open Source Approach
    2. Roadmap - The extension is key for OOo3.
    3. Effort - How much time can be spent on the project?
    4. Realistic Concept - What is feasible for the first release?
  6. Next steps


Provide an extension to create and edit MediaWiki articles with
We will add commands to the File menu and the toolbar. The Options dialog gets an additional panel, and About box is displayed via the Help menu.
Base line is at least OOo 2.4.
L10n is big rule languages.
The MediaWiki extension will use the new OOo 2.3 MediaWiki export Filter for creating WikiText.
Import will be a heuristic of scaping the HTML with additional hints from the WikiText.
Effort and Realistic Concept
Postponed to future meeting
Open Source
This is an open source project; hence we communicate and develop in public.
Ready for QA has to be in December 2007
January 2008 is QA Approval
Action Items
see MediaWiki Extension Action Items

Action Items

MediaWiki Extension Action Items

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