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Platform agnostic AWB
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Is this a realistic goal? Is it doable? Should we do it?

(It's somewhat a case of not using .NET etc. Or if we did, specifically mono?)

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We could rewrite everything to run on Java Web Service :P

No, but I think it should be a goal, however, it may not be doable, and be of low priority if problematic.

I sort of agree with Josve05a on this one. Unless the devs are willing to rewrite everything into some kind of web app like tinkle I don't think its possible.

If the devs are interested someone already started the process with the AWB script, but it needs a bit of work.

I sort of agree with Josve05a on this one. Unless the devs are willing to rewrite everything into some kind of web app like tinkle I don't think its possible.
If the devs are interested someone already started the process with the AWB script, but it needs a bit of work.

I don't think the AWB script is the way forward. Not as a javascript script running under MW. An MW Extension maybe. Or even more preferably, would be a third party "website" OAuth to MW, presenting a similar interface....

Huggle didn't re-write as a web app, and that seemingly that worked reasonably well. YMMV.

Like I say, is it feasible? Sensible? Can we do it with the current developers? I don't know, what other peoples PHP skills are like.

I'm just starting the discussion. I know there's interest from a user pov if we could. It'd be an interesting project to work on, given the time to do so (read that somewhat as someone "paying" me to do it).

Personal opinion would be to see that the system be more 'modularised' to enable better xwiki use, and the clean-up rules to be made more selectable by user/communities to do their tasks.

If the rules and their availability could be more platform agnostic, that would assist and allow for better flexibility.

As to me the strength of AWB is all the components, the ability to do text and regex replacements, to add remove cats, to do disambig, to have cleanup (but so heaviliy weighted to enWP to make unuseful elsewhere)

Please also see T157271: Web-based AutoWikiBrowser alternative which is of somewhat interest for those interested in this ticket

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