[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] packaging of MW extensions

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Thu Jun 24 11:30:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, 24 Jun 2010, Romain Beauxis wrote:

> WWLe mercredi 23 juin 2010 19:35:02, Gabriel Filion a écrit :

> > Some MW extensions are distributed as code on a wiki page (yuck!). so do 
> > you simply exclude those extensions or is it possible to submit them to 
> > be reviewed before inclusion?

> If the extension is not stored in a SVN I refused it in the past, because its 
> practically impossible to update it automatically and, with many extensions, 
> manual updates are simply not an option.

True, but: we could set up an svn repository exactly for the
*upstream* (i.e. unmodified) versions of such code that comes
from CVS (GraphViz), Web- or Wikipages (RSS_Reader). Then, the
packaging would still be done by Romain (or whoever else helps
with it) but the other svn can be kept up to date by volunteers.

I’m sure I could even get company ressources allocated to do
that occasionally.

Where that second svn is doesn’t really matter much, it should
be separate from the pkg-mediawiki svn repo though (where is
that, anyway?) but it could live on Alioth I suppose, or on
my company’s FF platform (evolvis.org).

What do you think? (You’d only package, others keep it updated.)

I’ve started adding extensions to your package now, but I’ve
already run into two which are not versioned, and it’s likely
there will be more.

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