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Deploy ChessBrowser extension to Beta Cluster
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Description

In preparation for production deployment and community feedback, the extension should be deployed on the beta cluster to see how it behaves on real article pages and with other extensions already deployed.

Needed for beta deployment of the extensions:

  • Security Review for ChessBrowser: Requested in T244076
  • Deploy on beta sites: Target March 2020
  • Design Review: (instructions)
  • Performance Review: (instructions)
  • Deploy on production wikipedias as a beta feature: Target June 2020
  • Deploy as default on all wikipedias: Roughly December 2020 (depending on feedback)

Community Consensus
This extension is being developed to fulfill a longstanding desire of the English Wikipedia community for interactive chess content in encyclopedia articles (2019 discussion; 2016 discussion; Previous attempt by Chess WikiProject), but implemented in a way which does not have resource costs on non-chess-related pages (See concerns at Interface Admin Noticeboard).

Event Timeline

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Peachey88 renamed this task from Deploy extension to Beta Cluster to Deploy ChessBrowser extension to Beta Cluster.Feb 2 2020, 1:21 AM
Wugapodes renamed this task from Deploy ChessBrowser extension to Beta Cluster to Deploy extension to Beta Cluster.Feb 2 2020, 1:27 AM
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Wugapodes renamed this task from Deploy ChessBrowser extension to Beta Cluster. to Deploy ChessBrowser extension to Beta Cluster.Feb 2 2020, 1:36 AM
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Hey there.

Which member of Wikimedia staff is sponsoring this work?

@Jdforrester-WMF No staff are sponsoring it that I'm aware of; so far this is a volunteer effort.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Feb 3 2020, 11:43 PM

@Jdforrester-WMF No staff are sponsoring it that I'm aware of; so far this is a volunteer effort.

In that case, it's exceedingly unlikely that the above steps will happen, sorry.

@Jdforrester-WMF No worries! Would you be able to point me to a person or documentation that could explain this more and how to go about resolving it? Needing a WMF staff sponsor wasn't mentioned in the mediawiki documentation, so I'm not entirely sure what to do next. The English Wikipedia community has wanted something like this for years, but every plan to implement it has been stalled. Any information on how to get this unstuck would be appreciated.

@Jdforrester-WMF No worries! Would you be able to point me to a person or documentation that could explain this more and how to go about resolving it? Needing a WMF staff sponsor wasn't mentioned in the mediawiki documentation, so I'm not entirely sure what to do next.

It's implicit in the documentation you're following; each of the required steps can take thousands of dollars of staff time. You might find some success in asking one of the development teams, like the Community Tech team or the Editing team, if they would be interested in serving as the sponsor/liaison to get it through the process with you?

Hey there.

Which member of Wikimedia staff is sponsoring this work?

Wugapodes reached out to me, and I discussed with this with other members of Community Tech. I think we'd like to help! I'm not sure what all you need from us, but we can commit some time to code review and assisting with deployment.

DannyS712 changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Feb 7 2020, 6:10 AM
DannyS712 added a subscriber: DannyS712.

@Jdforrester-WMF No staff are sponsoring it that I'm aware of; so far this is a volunteer effort.

In that case, it's exceedingly unlikely that the above steps will happen, sorry.

Unstalling per @MusikAnimal's comment above that Community-Tech "can commit some time to code review and assisting with deployment"

Kipod added a subscriber: Kipod.EditedDec 1 2020, 4:54 PM

I added a wishlist item to add this extension to wmf wikis.

see m:Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Multimedia and Commons/Interactive chess content

having a live demo will greatly benefit the discussion and decision whether or not to grant this wish. as such, i'm asking to bump up the priority of this story.

@Jdforrester-WMF, @MusikAnimal

peace

I added a wishlist item to add this extension to wmf wikis.

see m:Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Multimedia and Commons/Interactive chess content

having a live demo will greatly benefit the discussion and decision whether or not to grant this wish. as such, i'm asking to bump up the priority of this story.

The pandemic among other factors have seriously slowed the responsible teams down this year, so apologies for the long wait. I think bringing this to the wishlist was a fantastic idea. Please rally everyone you know who is interested and have them show their support (yes, canvassing is allowed). We don't really do a "top 10" format here, so don't worry about making that, but still the more votes the better, as that'd show both us and the Security team just how much demand there is for this extension. The fact that it is localized means other Wikipedias covering Chess subjects might be interested in this as well. Let's see how the voting goes and we'll go from there :) Thanks!

dmaza added a subscriber: dmaza.Sat, Dec 26, 1:46 PM