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Presentation given at Wikimania 2009 Buenos Aires about the MediaWiki/Wave interface

Presentation given at Wikimania 2009 Buenos Aires about the MediaWiki/Wave interface

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  • 1. MediaWiki Wave The best of both worlds..
  • 2. History <ul><li>Usability has always been important for us
  • 3. Uniwiki extensions </li><ul><li>Is used by a bank we work for
  • 4. Is of interest to Kennisnet </li></ul><li>We have been in contact with the WMF usability initiative throughout </li></ul>
  • 5. Wave <ul><li>It brings together many of the best things of: </li><ul><li>E-mail
  • 6. Wiki
  • 7. Chat
  • 8. Collaborative editing </li></ul><li>We like what it can do for the Wiki environment </li><ul><li>Real time collaborative editing
  • 9. WYSIWYG </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. MediaWiki <ul><li>Is a brilliant multi lingual platform
  • 11. It allows for collaborative content creation
  • 12. it provides scalable low cost hosting
  • 13. HOWEVER
  • 14. New people have problems joining in the fun </li><ul><li>The edit window shows its age
  • 15. The syntax of templates is horrible
  • 16. The wikitext takes time to master </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. MediaWiki Wave project <ul><li>Our aim is to bring a more modern interface to Wiki editing </li><ul><li>Hide the Wiki syntax
  • 18. Pop up objects when requested </li></ul><li>Provide real time collaborative editing </li><ul><li>Either in WYSIWYG or in standard mode
  • 19. Synchronise what are effectively two Waves </li></ul></ul>
  • 20. Project time-line <ul><li>Access to sandbox for development
  • 21. Google workshop in California
  • 22. Demo WMF Office, New York and Wikimania
  • 23. Keep up with changes to API's
  • 24. Test with 100 real time users
  • 25. Provide Wave sandbox access to MediaWiki developers
  • 26. This project will end end of September </li><ul><li>Demonstrates the versatility of Wave
  • 27. It is not only about e-mail </li></ul></ul>
  • 28. Show stoppers <ul><li>Internationalisation !!
  • 29. Tables are not yet supported
  • 30. Wave is still very much under development </li><ul><li>It is incomplete
  • 31. Functionality is more important then performance
  • 32. The sources for much of Wave are yet to be released </li></ul><li>HOWEVER
  • 33. For the Wikimedia Foundation this is a lab project </li></ul>
  • 34. Sources <ul><li>Google project: mediawikiwave
  • 35. Blog: mediawikiwave.blogspot.com
  • 36. Twitter: MediawikiWave
  • 37. Forum: MediawikiWave
  • 38. Made possible by:
  • 39. Google.com
  • 40. The support of the Google Wave team
  • 41. The interest of the MediaWiki team </li></ul>

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