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

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 10:30:57 UTC 2013

 From the end:

Amir E. Aharoni, 26/11/2013 10:01:
> [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?]

If you think we should keep an eye on it, it should be added to 

 > Hallo,
 > 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 "extensions used by Wikimedia" group already has some super-huge 
extensions which almost no wiki uses, e.g. EducationProgram. I don't see 
any reason not to add it there, where it won't affect the stats required 
by Wikimedia LangCom's language policy or anything else.


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