tfinc at wikimedia
Aug 19, 2011, 10:25 AM
Post #2 of 2
Thanks for the detailed write up Mark.
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM, Mark A. Hershberger
<mhershberger [at] wikimedia> wrote:
> For this week's triage, I worked with Tomasz Finc and Patrick Reilly
> to focus on the new MobileFrontend extension. I also held it a few
> hours earlier and, as a result had participation from developers
> farther east.
> Tomasz was especially interested in getting participation from non-WMF
> developers and as an incentive, he went through the bugs and tagged
> the easy ones that would be a good starting point for developers
> interested in starting work on the MobileFrontend. You can see the
> complete list of bugs in this week's etherpad here: http://hexm.de/5x
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/24359 Adding an "e-mail to friends" link
> to MobileFrontend
> Bryan suggested this one was similar to requests that had been made
> on the main site in the past and I initially closed as such -- a
> duplicate of "mail this article to someone feature" like Bug #227.
> Both Tomasz and MzMcBride objected, though, and re-opened the bug.
> Part of Brion's concern for WONTFIXing 227 was that it "opens extra
> spamming opportunities" which I'm concerned with as well. I updated
> the bug with some steps we should take to minimize spamming
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/22659 Give projects the opportunity to
> add mobile specific JS/CSS
> Amir showed up to ask about device-specific CSS and making them
> available to wiki admins (e.g. Mediawiki:Android.css). Patrick said
> that right now their were only two hard-coded CSS style-sheets
> (.../iphone.css and .../android.css). I updated the bug with the
> requested information.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/30118 Custom project icon in
> MobileFrontend extension
> John Du Hart saw this bug in the list and volunteered to take it
> on. As of Thursday night, it looks like he has gotten pretty far
> along if not complete.
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/28515 - Dynamic fonts support in mobile
> Amir raised the issue of webfonts for mobile. He also pointed out
> that many mobile devices don't support web fonts at all. While
> Santosh has done a lot of work on the webfonts extension, this
> doesn't help. Amir speculated that the the webfonts extension could
> render images of the page with the proper fonts and send the images
> to the phone. We'll need to work on with Santosh on this.
> After this we got people testing the Mobile frontend bugs that had
> already been entered. Tomasz and and Patrick used the opportunity to
> have people with different handhelds test the bugs. It is my impression
> that there is a bit more variety with mobile devices right now then
> there is with desktops, so this was a great opportunity to test the new
> mobile site on a variety of devices and confirm problems or fixes.
> After passing around the OptIn link (http://tinyurl.com/woptin) Tomasz
> asked people to check out the following bugs:
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/28181 - Request for Kindle to be
> redirected to the mobile site
> This was one that we didn't get to test, but I'll be sure to request
> that Kindle owners (and users of other mobile devices) show up for
> our next mobile triage. We'll need you!
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/30293 - "View this page on regular
> Wikipedia" disables mobile redirect
> While testing this bug, we didn't see it and closed the bug.
> However, I discovered https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/30458 "mobile
> link to view images site is flaky" and got someone else to confirm
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/30356 - New gateway has broken layout for
> opera mini
> After some testing -- Thanks, Niklas! -- This looked like an
> intermittent problem since we couldn't reproduce it.
> We hope to do one of these mobile triages every month and, for future
> ones it would be awesome if we could have Kindles, iPads, and maybe
> even Nooks a well as Blackberries, Androids, iPhones and even Nokia
> Thanks for all the help this time!
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