Review/Enable GlobalUsage extension to supplement/replace CheckUsage toolserver tool
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Having good native support would help with various issues such as cleaning up image redirects (see fight on bug 15842 about this :)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


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brion created this task.Mar 19 2009, 7:23 PM
demon added a comment.Mar 19 2009, 7:28 PM

Support for foreign APIs would be hot.

brion added a comment.Mar 19 2009, 8:33 PM

Tougher, though. We'd need to implement some sort of 'subscription' API that foreign sites could use to request updates -- that's a totally separate issue and should be broken out to its own bug.

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

From what I recall there is a certain brokenness in the population script. Don't remember exactly, but I don't think it will work out of box.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

Not ready for shell, AFAICT.

The recent toolserver outages have really underscored how overdependent on the toolserver Commons has become: with the toolserver down, Commons admins are all but reduced to twiddling their thumbs. This extension would help a lot.

Bryan: What's the current status of this extension? Is it ready to deploy, and if not, what's missing?

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:


  • Testing whether actually still works on the current trunk
  • Code review
  • Architecture review. I haven't looked in it recently, but I think there are some things that I would have done differently now.
  • UI design

I will see if I can poke around a bit soon.

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

I think it is ready for review.

This has been enabled on WMF wikis. Still has some unresolved issues, though.

GlobalUsage seems to be running more or less stably now. I think this bug can be closed, right?

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