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Supporting a local file/image commons repository instead of Wikimedia commons
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Todo: @Loz to add more information and we will discuss tomorrow

From Adam:

Possible options include:

  • Generalizing CommonsMediaType to enable easy reuse for other mediawiki media repos
  • Simply using URLs?
  • Modifying & or including the current gadget used on wikidata.org for displaying images on the item page as an extension or packed up in some other way?

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RazShuty created this task.Apr 23 2018, 2:49 PM
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Will discuss more tonight with Dragan Espenschied and will update group.

LJ added a subscriber: LJ.Apr 23 2018, 2:55 PM
Addshore updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 24 2018, 6:11 AM

Here are related discussions/issues:

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T90492
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Tcavf3pq7asuvp4k

I think it would be great if a local Wikibase would respect settings for the local file repository to be used, or using a remote one if configued.

Maybe as a later step, the used repository could be selected per Commons-type property, but I think the main benefit right now for a federated instance would be to work with images and other files that don't fit the mission of Wikimedia Commons.

Simply using URLs is not great since that would remove all benefits the integration of a file repository would bring, such as resizing, thumbnail view during editing, etc.

Vvjjkkii renamed this task from Supporting a local file/image commons repository instead of Wikimedia commons to wfeaaaaaaa.Jul 1 2018, 1:14 AM
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ToBeFree renamed this task from wfeaaaaaaa to Supporting a local file/image commons repository instead of Wikimedia commons.Jul 1 2018, 3:26 AM
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