mhershberger at wikimedia
Mar 18, 2011, 10:38 PM
Post #1 of 6
(I'm taking a two week hiatus from banging the 1.17 tarball release
Weekend bugs (aka, highest priority bugs)
drum. It'll be be back next week. In the meantime, have a look at
Earlier this week, I gave you my list of bugs marked “highest” priority,
but two devs that I have an enormous amount of respect for pointed out
gaping holes in my list and made it practically non-existent. So,
tonight, I've gone through the next level of bugs trying to find the
ones that I thought should be the “highest” priority.
But first, If you'd like to look at the two lists I put out earlier this
week here are links to the messages:
Now, the new “highest” priority bugs.
2888 Broken thumbnails not being generated
It isn't clear that this one is still happening, and later
comments may have turned this into an “SVG doesn't thumbnail
bug” which would make this a dupe of (probably) #8566
6100 Allow different directionality (rtl/ltr) for user interface and
wiki content depending on user preferences language and &uselang
I worked on something related to this bug last year (maybe
fixing it?) and the bug has plenty of patches available if
more work is needed. This one seems worth the effort.
14629 Titleblacklist entires with <newaccountonly> should affect
automatically created accounts with SUL too
Still popping up as recently as last November. Interest has
been shown, not-quite-total fixes applied, but still it remains.
18682 Can't provide alt text for files in <gallery>
I like Maria's comment: I know that moaning won’t get this
bug fixed, but I am desperate. I was quite happy when
galleries were finally free of layout tables (#3276). However,
gallery is as useless as before without the possibility to
add alternative text to the images. The more images you have
in an article, the more missing alt texts are annoying. And
usually articles containing a lot of images (e.g. about
paintings) are using galleries.
19161 Auto account creation creates privacy vulnerability
I think this one is fixed but I'm relying on you to help me
determine what, if anything, still needs to happen. This is
refered to in #23126 as well.
21919 Google News SiteMap Extension
Bawolff has already done a lot of work on this to bring it
up to snuff. He now need another developer to review his
code and approve it for deployment or tell him what needs to
23126 Locked and hidden accounts can unify new local accounts
Tim says this is apparently a deliberate chage, and later
comments leave me confused: should this be closed or the fix
for this bug reverted?
Let me know what you think of this latest batch of bugs. Are they
worthy of the attention?
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