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Mon, Jun 11

Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEACL52b328dbf912: Update patch set 1 (authored by Skizzerz).
Update patch set 1
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30 PM
Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEACLef8092ec37bf: Update patch set 1 (authored by Skizzerz).
Update patch set 1
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30 PM
Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEACLdcd82574afb2: Update patch set 1 (authored by Skizzerz).
Update patch set 1
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30 PM
Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEACL9a394c40b955: Create change (authored by Skizzerz).
Create change
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30 PM

Sat, Jun 2

Skizzerz added a comment to T194125: [RFC] Future of charset and collation for mediawiki on mysql.

In my opinion we should pick one datatype and standardize on it. Migrating existing columns to binary or utf8mb4 should be doable with a maintenance script, and these sorts of migrations and changes seem within scope for the schema abstraction RFC as part of the concerns there is taking the disparate environments of existing installs and standardizing them (although primarily with non-MySQL dbmses, but making MySQL focused on one and exactly one schema seems good as well).

Sat, Jun 2, 9:52 PM · MediaWiki-Platform-Team, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz added a comment to T195625: Implement a responsive layout for MonoBook.
Sat, Jun 2, 7:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MonoBook

May 16 2018

Skizzerz added a comment to T181454: Port wikidiff2 to a memory-safe language.

Modern C++ (aka C++11 and later) can be memory safe and free from buffer overflows as long as good practices are followed -- avoid usage of raw pointers (use unique_ptr and shared_ptr instead), make good use of const reference and move semantics instead of passing things by pointer between functions, allocate on the stack instead of the heap where feasible, and use RAII patterns to encapsulate OS resources like file handles. The main issue is the layer in between the PHP API and the extension, as the PHP API is raw C. Both C++ and Rust can have issues here if that API is misused, so Rust doesn't bring you any advantages in that regard.

May 16 2018, 10:33 PM · Security-General, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs, wikidiff2

Apr 6 2018

Skizzerz added a member for MSSQL: Skizzerz.
Apr 6 2018, 4:02 PM

Jan 30 2018

Skizzerz closed T181962: $wgSharedDB crashes with SQLite DB as Resolved.
Jan 30 2018, 11:45 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Database, SQLite
Skizzerz closed T171345: Error adding groups when user cannot modify an existing group membership as Resolved.
Jan 30 2018, 9:04 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-User-management

Jan 29 2018

Skizzerz closed T171905: allow to delete pages in user name space as Resolved.

Created https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DeleteUserPages

Jan 29 2018, 9:54 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests

Dec 3 2017

Skizzerz closed T57656: Autoconfirm users on import as Declined.

The user's registration date and edit count are maintained on import, and existing edits are reattributed (so the maint script which recounts edits won't wipe things). As such, if they meet autoconfirmed criteria on the new wiki, they should be receiving it automatically. I see no reason and have no desire to manually add autoconfirmed as an explicit group in the db due to this.

Dec 3 2017, 5:31 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth
Skizzerz closed T57641: Add option to toggle watchlist import as Resolved.

Added $wgMediaWikiAuthImportWatchlist config var in v1.0.0

Dec 3 2017, 5:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth

Nov 25 2017

Skizzerz closed T174042: Convert AuthorProtect to use extension registration as Resolved.
Nov 25 2017, 10:40 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other
Skizzerz closed T174042: Convert AuthorProtect to use extension registration, a subtask of T98668: Convert all extensions and skins on git to use extension registration, as Resolved.
Nov 25 2017, 10:40 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-General, Goal, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Configuration

Nov 17 2017

Skizzerz closed T57649: Allow trusted users to bypass account check and create 'reserved' accounts as Resolved.

New permission mwa-createlocalaccount can be leveraged for this purpose, now in 0.10.0.

Nov 17 2017, 4:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth

Nov 15 2017

Skizzerz created T180607: Nuke does not list hidden Flow topics.
Nov 15 2017, 3:36 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-05 (1.31.0-wmf.11)), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, StructuredDiscussions, MediaWiki-extensions-Nuke

Nov 9 2017

Skizzerz added a comment to T155678: Provide an easy to use support system for contributors to ask technical questions .

Yep, I'm aware of the old one (I was one of the mods there towards the latter years of its life and had thousands of posts as well as wrote a few how-tos). Didn't realize SO was also CC-BY-SA so that was my bad 😊.

Nov 9 2017, 2:13 AM · Developer-Relations (Apr-Jun-2018), Discourse, User-Tgr, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, TCB-Team

Nov 8 2017

Skizzerz added a comment to T155678: Provide an easy to use support system for contributors to ask technical questions .

As an FYI, I just launched a new site https://mwusers.org which is relevant to this discussion. It's still new and unproven, so I think marking it as the "official" site right now would be largely premature, but I wanted to throw it in for consideration down the road. Unlike Stack Overflow, my forum has the advantage of the content being licensed under CC-BY-SA so that relevant bits can be imported into mediawiki.org's documentation.

Nov 8 2017, 10:30 PM · Developer-Relations (Apr-Jun-2018), Discourse, User-Tgr, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, TCB-Team

Oct 25 2017

Skizzerz closed T110293: Update MediaWikiAuth to use AuthManager, a subtask of T110291: Update all extensions to use AuthManager, as Resolved.
Oct 25 2017, 6:44 PM · Goal, MediaWiki-extensions-General, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
Skizzerz closed T110293: Update MediaWikiAuth to use AuthManager as Resolved.

Now uses AuthManager as of v0.9.0 (will be submitted to gerrit in the near future)

Oct 25 2017, 6:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
Skizzerz closed T70607: Stop requiring core patches for MediaWikiAuth to function as Resolved.

No longer requires core patches as of v0.9.0 (will be submitted to gerrit in the near future)

Oct 25 2017, 6:44 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth

Jul 23 2017

Skizzerz added a comment to T171345: Error adding groups when user cannot modify an existing group membership.

Patch pending review at https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/367128/ -- would appreciate if someone could give it a look over

Jul 23 2017, 4:35 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-User-management
Skizzerz renamed T171345: Error adding groups when user cannot modify an existing group membership from Error while setting user groups on TheTestWiki.org to Error adding groups when user cannot modify an existing group membership.
Jul 23 2017, 4:10 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-User-management

Jul 25 2016

Skizzerz placed T129211: [[MediaWiki:Authorprotect-notauthor/en]] i18n issue up for grabs.

Do not assign tasks to other people without asking them first. If you want to work on this yourself then feel free to submit a patch.

Jul 25 2016, 1:52 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Gender-Support, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, I18n

May 2 2016

Skizzerz closed T118973: getTitleProtection MSSQL Error MSSQL Error, a subtask of T11767: [DO NOT USE] Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL support (tracking), as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 9:39 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T118973: getTitleProtection MSSQL Error MSSQL Error as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 9:39 PM · MSSQL, MW-1.27-release-notes, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-03_(1.27.0-wmf.23)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
Skizzerz closed T74171: Cant replace image when using SQL Server backend: varchar vs. varbinary as Resolved.

Fixed in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/285139/

May 2 2016, 9:35 PM · MSSQL, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T74171: Cant replace image when using SQL Server backend: varchar vs. varbinary, a subtask of T11767: [DO NOT USE] Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL support (tracking), as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 9:35 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T118961: Missing MSSQL Field in installer as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 9:35 PM · MSSQL, MediaWiki-Installer
Skizzerz closed T118961: Missing MSSQL Field in installer, a subtask of T11767: [DO NOT USE] Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL support (tracking), as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 9:35 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T24093: Native Microsoft SQL Server Support as Resolved.

As of 1.23 the mssql layer used the native drive (sqlsrv), so this has actually been fixed for a very long time :)

May 2 2016, 6:19 PM · MSSQL, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T24093: Native Microsoft SQL Server Support, a subtask of T11767: [DO NOT USE] Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL support (tracking), as Resolved.
May 2 2016, 6:19 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Database

Apr 28 2016

Skizzerz closed T73207: MS SQL Driver doesn't handle escaping for LIKE patterns correctly as Resolved by committing rMWa65d43b836d7: Fix escaping for MSSQL LIKE queries..
Apr 28 2016, 3:00 AM · MSSQL, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Database
Skizzerz closed T73207: MS SQL Driver doesn't handle escaping for LIKE patterns correctly, a subtask of T11767: [DO NOT USE] Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL support (tracking), as Resolved.
Apr 28 2016, 3:00 AM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Database

Apr 25 2016

Skizzerz claimed T118961: Missing MSSQL Field in installer.

Fixed in 1.27 / https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/285139/ (still pending merge, so don't close this task just yet)

Apr 25 2016, 2:30 AM · MSSQL, MediaWiki-Installer

Mar 25 2016

Skizzerz created T130905: Localisation Cache fallback issues.
Mar 25 2016, 1:33 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Cache

Dec 14 2015

Skizzerz added a comment to T121457: Maintaining RELEASE-NOTES sucks.
  • Keep it on-wiki and don't bother having a copy in git/gerrit at all, or perhaps have a placeholder RELEASE-NOTES that offers a link to its location on-wiki
Dec 14 2015, 11:37 PM · MediaWiki-Documentation, Documentation

Sep 28 2015

Skizzerz added a comment to T113210: How should Wikimedia software support non-Wikimedia deployments of its software?.

To get a gauge on the sheer number of wikis you'd be impacting by this decision, I reached out to Softaculous to ask for statistics on how many MediaWiki installations were made by them. Softaculous is a one-click installer script found on a number of hosts, as it reduces the friction and knowledge required to install and update applications. Their support team offered this as a response:

Sep 28 2015, 1:44 PM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit-2016

Sep 26 2015

Skizzerz added a comment to T113831: Remove MSSQL support from MediaWiki core.

Cut the offensive tone @MaxSem, that was incredibly uncalled for. I spent at least 100 hours developing and testing making sure that it worked for far more than just "basic stuff" when I submitted the patch for support in 1.23. Does it work beyond 1.23? No, I went into it only planning to release updates for LTS releases of mediawiki because I don't get paid for this and there are far better uses of my time. I'll update it for the next LTS version, and the LTS version after that as well, and so on until the internal politics and abrasive behavior around here drive me away from mediawiki permanently (which may end up happening sooner rather than later at this rate; so much for what whole Code of Conduct thing).

Sep 26 2015, 2:21 AM · MSSQL, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-Database