The first version of this task is a draft, created as a follow-up to T234661. Please feel free to edit it and flesh it out.
At T234661: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: Developer Productivity & onwiki tooling, the topic of the lack of sufficient tools for dependency tracking tools for modules and templates came up several times.
The current tools for this are:
- Cascading importing
Some other proposed ideas:
- Have a list of extensions that are needed to render a given page. For example, if a page has <ref> tags (directly or through a template), then Cite is needed.
- T238503: Enhance GlobalUsage extension to show usage of modules and templates
- Add here
What else is needed?