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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 27 2015, 5:45 PM

We can't do this before Parsoid and VisualEditor support language variants (which they don't). (Alternatively, kkwiki could switch language variants off, but that'd be a real mess.)

About this request for enabling at https://kk.wikipedia.org:

  • This is a Phase 7 (language variant) Wikipedia. This makes me nervous, because it is possible that VisualEditor will not work correctly in language-variant pages. However, the community has made more than 500 edits in VisualEditor during the last 30 days (on the order of 1% of all edits), and the community did not note any major problems in their vote, so the risk may be relatively small in this language.
  • The user guide is untranslated: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide It may be useful to translate it.

I do not support offering this to logged-out (IP) editors at this time, because of the possibility of widespread problems due to the complex language requirements. I have no firm opinion about offering it to all logged-in editors at this time.

However, it might be preferable to start with further testing. One way for the community to do real-world testing is to post a site banner that asks logged-in editors to opt in via Beta Features and to report any problems to the local feedback page. After a month of testing, @Arystanbek or another editor could let us know if this is still considered a good idea, or if it would be safer to wait until our support for the Kazakh language has improved.

OK, fair point, if the use of language variants is very rare on actual pages (they just use the magic templates to get it done), maybe it's good enough at this point for them? I don't want to veto the wishes of the community unless there's a proven problem. :-)

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.May 5 2015, 1:05 PM
Elitre added a comment.EditedMay 7 2015, 4:28 PM

I followed up with that community to make sure they got the message and know how to move forward with this.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Aug 1 2015, 10:29 PM

Still waiting for community response.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Matanya. · View Herald TranscriptAug 1 2015, 10:29 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: JEumerus. · View Herald TranscriptJan 13 2016, 1:11 AM

Elitre posted a message in May 2015. It is now January 2016. There have been no further comments in that discussion.

Elitre posted a message in May 2015. It is now January 2016. There have been no further comments in that discussion.

We could proceed and be prepared to revert if there are issues?

Any further thoughts on this one?

Elitre added a comment.Oct 7 2016, 3:56 PM

Let's just wait until it's their turn?

They're Phase 7, which will (probably) be done one at a time. It's "their turn" whenever we (including @dchan) say it's their turn.

Yes. The timing seemed to suggest it should have been coupled to the latest Phase 6. If this is where we want to start with Phase 7 (assuming David says it's time), I can go and let them know.