Tag: Wikimedia

Guidelines for New Software Projects

In this blog post I share the Guidelines for New Software Projects that we use at Wikimedia Deutschland. I wrote down these guidelines recently after a third-party that was contracted by Wikimedia Deutschland delivered software that was problematic… Read More

Implementing the Clean Architecture

Both Domain Driven Design and architectures such as the Clean Architecture and Hexagonal are often talked about. It’s hard to go to a conference on software development and not run into one of these topics. However it can… Read More

Rewriting the Wikimedia Deutschland fundraising

Last year we rewrote the Wikimedia Deutschland fundraising software. In this blog post I’ll give you an idea of what this software does, why we rewrote it and the outcome of this rewrite. The application Our fundraising software… Read More

Maps and Semantic Maps 0.7 released

Also check out the wiki version of this post. Version 0.7 of both the Maps and Semantic Maps extensions is now available for download. This release is made after 3 beta’s and a release candidate, so should be… Read More

Maps and Semantic Maps 0.6.6 released

Just under a month after the 0.6.5 release of both mapping extensions, the next minor update, 0.6.6, is available for download. No spectacular new features, but several important bugfixes. Several issues with coordinate parsing have been fixed, you… Read More

End of Google Summer of Code 2010

As Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2010 has ended, I’m writing this blog post to outline what I’ve done during the coding period and what the results are. Thanks go to the Wikimedia Foundation and Google for providing… Read More

Special:Extensions taking form

Just a few quick screenshots of Special:Extensions, on which I’ve been working today. The first screenshot shows Special:Extensions page displaying a list of all the extensions I have installed on my local wiki: As you can see, you… Read More

Visible awesomeness at last

Since my last blog post about my GSoC project, which aims to bring more awesome deployment capabilities to MediaWiki, I’ve been putting my time into both the Distribution and Deployment extensions. I was pleased to find a bunch… Read More

Distribution extension for MediaWiki

With only 2 days till the suggested Google Summer of Code ‘pencils down’ date, and a week longer until the firm one, I’m using my remaining time to get some basic functionality working for my GSoC project. I’ve… Read More

Maps and Semantic Maps 0.6.5 released

Maps and Semantic Maps 0.6.5 are now available for download. This release contains mainly internal changes to improve code modularity and fix some security concerns. Several bugs have been fixed as well, and a new hook has been… Read More