The QRLite extension is not deployed yet on any Wikimedia sites.
It will have to go through all steps listed on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Review_queue before it can be deployed.
@Bodhisattwa: Feel free to create the corresponding required tasks which need to be performed first, and make those tasks a subtask of this very task.
Hence I'm setting the status of this task to "stalled".
In order to have Wikisource reach more people, I'd like to serve QR codes on this site. We can take these QR codes we make linking to any work and then distribute them among common readers in a library or somewhere else so we can increase Wikisource's exposure. For this I found some MediaWiki extensions. Unfortunately their current state isn't able to be made known.
I didn't review the underlying library, but couple of big things jump out with the extension itself:
- There's no caching of the generated data. At all. Every page render will result in creating a file on disk, only to toss the data
- The extension is on Github. We don't deploy from Github
- Because of that, it lacks any translation support
- I think there's an HTML injection risk in the extension, considering the alt text is set to the raw content.
- Inlining SVG content sounds mildly dangerous -- especially without better review of the underlying library
Considering the above, the fact that we've only got one wiki requesting it, and it's dubious utility to begin with I'm inclined to deny this.
If the OP is wanting to generate QR codes for individual pages on-wiki there's plenty of tools to do this and then pass said codes onto a library. Being able to generate them inline on a page isn't all that terribly useful for the proposed usecase imho. I think a tool in Toolforge would be far better suited.