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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
    • Usability has always been important for us
    • 3. Uniwiki extensions
      • Is used by a bank we work for
      • 4. Is of interest to Kennisnet
    • We have been in contact with the WMF usability initiative throughout
  • 5. Wave
    • It brings together many of the best things of:
    • We like what it can do for the Wiki environment
      • Real time collaborative editing
      • 9. WYSIWYG
  • 10. MediaWiki
    • 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
      • The edit window shows its age
      • 15. The syntax of templates is horrible
      • 16. The wikitext takes time to master
  • 17. MediaWiki Wave project
    • Our aim is to bring a more modern interface to Wiki editing
      • Hide the Wiki syntax
      • 18. Pop up objects when requested
    • Provide real time collaborative editing
      • Either in WYSIWYG or in standard mode
      • 19. Synchronise what are effectively two Waves
  • 20. Project time-line
    • 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
      • Demonstrates the versatility of Wave
      • 27. It is not only about e-mail
  • 28. Show stoppers
    • Internationalisation !!
    • 29. Tables are not yet supported
    • 30. Wave is still very much under development
      • It is incomplete
      • 31. Functionality is more important then performance
      • 32. The sources for much of Wave are yet to be released
    • HOWEVER
    • 33. For the Wikimedia Foundation this is a lab project
  • 34. Sources
    • 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