[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Skins

Daniel Friesen daniel at redwerks.org
Thu Aug 2 13:29:48 UTC 2012

On 12-08-02 5:57 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2012, Daniel Friesen wrote:
>> There is no reference for moving away from headelement. And for good
>> reason, everyone should be moving into use of headelement. The only
>> reason the option exists to not use it is backcompat. If that didn't
>> matter so much with skins I would kill off all the functionality that
>> makes non-headelement skins possible.
> Hum, okay. I’m trying to deal with that, as you suggest, but
> I’ve got a really huge stopper here. After all that, and it
> didn’t work, I reduced the code and diff… until I got to this:
> A page in a test wiki on a test machine. Same page. First I set
> 	$wgDefaultSkin = 'monobook';
> and get sshot49.png (colour reduced, to make this mail smaller).
> Then I set
> 	$wgDefaultSkin = 'fusionforge';
> and do the following changes in the filesystem:
> cd /usr/share/mediawiki/skins
> cp MonoBook.deps.php FusionForge.deps.php
> cp -r monobook fusionforge
> sed -e 's/MonoBook/FusionForge/g' -e 's/monobook/fusionforge/g' <MonoBook.php >FusionForge.php
> Then I hit Ctrl-R in the webbrowser… and get sshot50.png (same).
> What piece am I missing that seems to be needed for a theme in 1.19?
> Thanks in advance,
> //mirabilos
Please read over the tutorials linked earlier:

Copying MonoBook like that is completely off the mark.

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]

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