[Mediawiki-i18n] where should the MediaWiki Installer be in translatewiki.net?

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Tue Nov 26 09:01:13 UTC 2013


The MediaWiki Installer is in a somewhat unique position with regards to
localization: Its code and messages are a part of the core repository, but
it has a separate i18n file. The messages do not appear in the core group
in TWN, and it is listed as an extension.

It is not a part of the in the "Extensions used by Wikimedia" meta-group.
That is probably correct technically, because these strings are unlikely to
be seen by end users of Wikimedia projects (the only scenario I can think
of is installing MediaWiki on labs instances). However, this probably makes
the Installer get less attention than it deserves and this hurts other
users of MediaWiki (see below about "probably").

I thought about adding it to core, but it has around 300 messages, which is
a bit heavy. Then I thought to list it as a separate group so that it would
appear in the TUX groups selector when people would search for "mediawiki".
Any other thoughts?

[The reason I say that the current situation "probably makes the Installer
get less attention than it deserves" is that I am not aware of any easy way
to compare translation statistics between different message groups. Can
anybody think of anything other than going to Special:MessageGroupStats and
manually comparing the numbers?]

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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