#8636 Could we please have the "LastModified" extension enabled on the wiki?
Opened 6 months ago by ankursinha. Modified 6 months ago

Describe what you would like us to do:


While looking of ways to indicate how old or new a wiki page was, I ran into this "LastModified" extension:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LastModified

It simply puts a "last modified .... ago" text to the top of the page. This tells the reader the age of the page, and therefore helps them decide how much the information should be trusted.

When do you need this to be done by? (YYYY/MM/DD)


Whenever, it isn't urgent at all. :)


Can you, or someone please package it up and get it into Fedora?

Once it's packaged it should be pretty easy to install and enable...

Metadata Update from @kevin:
- Issue close_status updated to: Upstream
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6 months ago

Sure, I can look into that. I'll re-open once I've done it. Thanks!

The package review was approved.

The plugin has different releases for different mediawiki versions. May I please know what version of Fedora the wiki is running on, and could you also confirm what version of mediawiki it is? I'll build versions of the plugin accordingly.

Thanks,

Metadata Update from @ankursinha:
- Issue status updated to: Open (was: Closed)

6 months ago

Its currently running fedora 30, but we could upgrade to f31 if that helps...

Both F30 and F31 have the same version of mediawiki, and so will have the same version of the plugin so an update isn't currently required. I'll have the packages built before the end of the day. Thanks!

I've just submitted it to testing for F30 now: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-4bd7c67a8d

If there's anything else I can help with, please do let me know.

Metadata Update from @smooge:
- Issue priority set to: Waiting on Assignee (was: Needs Review)
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6 months ago

So, I enabled this in stg and It doesn't seem to be working.

I wonder if it could be theme related?

@ryanlerch can you take a look?

Oh? I hope the package is OK? It only places the files in the right place
but maybe i got the permissions wrong or something silly like that?

Yeah, I am not sure... it loaded fine, but doesn't appear doing anything.

However, I also note, our Fedora theme has in the footer the same info...

ie, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/31/Schedule has:
" This page was last edited on 26 August 2019, at 12:55.Content is available under Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported unless otherwise noted."
the second line from the bottom... not sure thats the same info you need or not.

If that info can be moved to the top of the page to make it more visible to users, then we don't need the plugin. The message in the footer is not visible enough IMO. It's more likely for someone to check page history instead (which while seasoned community members may do, users who find our wiki pages using searches etc. would not).

The idea really just is to make it clearly apparent to a reader what the state of the page is. The main target audience here are end users who are not wiki savvy.

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