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Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jan 23 2019, 8:59 PM
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Nikitrain added a subscriber: Nikitrain.EditedMar 7 2019, 3:17 PM

@Aklapper Hey, I am Nikita, an Outreachy applicant, I am applying for "Documentation improvements to the ~20 top 70 most viewed MediaWiki Action API pages on-wiki" project. Since all of the microtasks are taken and I have already worked on my tasks. @srishakatux has suggested us to look for any tasks here "https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/987/". Can I work on this task?

Aklapper added a comment.EditedMar 7 2019, 4:47 PM

Hi and welcome @Nikitrain! This task feels pretty big to me, but maybe I overcomplicate things. :)
We have a few short videos on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Help and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Project_management already but they just cover one specific aspect in Phab. This task is more about creating one video that is longer and covers all basics how to use Phabricator, in one video.

Do you have experience in making videos and experience with Phabricator and its functionality?

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Nikitrain added a comment.EditedMar 7 2019, 5:44 PM

@Aklapper First off, thank you for all the explanation on this task! and what a great explanation of the task! This indeed is a complicated task :) .I didn't realize this task is this complicated. But I am positive about this.
I have some experience in making videos and I have some experience with phabricator.
I can improve my skills by the resources suggested by you.

  • Find a way how to locally set up Phabricator to look like Wikimedia's production instance on phabricator.wikimedia.org, as we likely do not want to "play" / manipulate real data

I need some help with this. How can I locally set up Phabricator.

Also my machine have i5, 7th gen and AMD Radeon (It isn't much powerful) graphics card. Is that enough for this task?

This project seems big which might require even a month or more with my university course work (correct me if I am wrong) and I have 1st midterms now (they will end on 12 March), 2nd midterms (theory +practical) in April and finals (theory +practical) in May that's why I might not have that kind of time. What can you suggest about that?

Aklapper raised the priority of this task from Lowest to Low.Mar 15 2019, 2:39 PM
  • Find a way how to locally set up Phabricator to look like Wikimedia's production instance on phabricator.wikimedia.org, as we likely do not want to "play" / manipulate real data

I need some help with this. How can I locally set up Phabricator.
Also my machine have i5, 7th gen and AMD Radeon (It isn't much powerful) graphics card. Is that enough for this task?

Are you familiar with MediaWiki-Vagrant? It has a separate phabricator role, which you can enable with vagrant roles enable phabricator once you've setup vagrant. I've successfully run it on a computer which specifications lower than you've listed.

There's also https://phab.wmflabs.org/.

Pavithraes added a comment.EditedJun 22 2019, 11:08 AM

Pavithraes mentioned this in T226018: GSoD Proposal: Improve documentation for Wikimedia’s technical documentarians and videographers.

@Aklapper Please excuse me for including this task in my proposal before getting a confirmation. Would it be ok to work on this in Google Season of Docs?

@Pavithraes: See the subtasks... I think we first need a script and I'm not sure when I'm going to get to working on that.
What's your experience with video editing and Vagrant?

@Aklapper I have played around a little with Phabricator locally, set up using MediaWiki vagrant roles.
As for video editing, I've referred to a few resources on screencasting including a handbook and the WTD video mentioned in your first comment, though I haven't yet created a complete screencast.
Taking inspiration from the same comment, I'd proposed updating WikiProject Screencast in GSoD and was hoping to create a screencast for MediaWiki before proceeding onto the WikiProject.
Srishti has asked me to check with you about this particular screencast saying you might have plans of working on it. :)

Bmueller raised the priority of this task from Low to Normal.Aug 22 2019, 10:56 AM
Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Aug 23 2019, 10:09 AM