[uf-discuss] Wiki upgrade/downtime this Sunday (2008-11-16)

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Tue Nov 11 16:19:24 PST 2008

On 11 Nov 2008, at 15:42, Dan Brickley wrote:

> Ben Ward wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> An update to the microformats wiki is finally ready to go live  
>> (updating to the new build of mediawiki, plus some new theming  
>> features and plug-ins).
> Good luck with the switchover! Any chance of openid for logins in  
> the new version?

Adding OpenID support was something I was really keen to do, and has  
been a long running requested feature. However, the current state of  
the OpenID extension for MediaWiki is overkill for us. The plug-in  
that's available transforms the wiki into a full on OpenID _provider_,  
and we don't want the maintenance/responsibility cost of doing that.  
We just want login support.

So the task has been deferred pending someone writing a super-simple  
OpenIDLogin plugin, or dedicating longer to the existing extension and  
getting it installed properly. It might not take that long to do the  
latter, but it's a more substantial installation than other  
extensions, so I'm preferring to get the current work released with a  
view to adding it later.

Given the way in which microformats.org is spread across multiple  
platforms (the wordpress blog, mediawiki, various API kits hosted on  
Google and elsewhere), I'm certainly very keen to have OpenID as a  
feature on everything we do.

New features are approximately listed on the microformats todo list  
here: http://microformats.org/wiki/todo#Wiki_2.0 and will be  
documented more thoroughly on the wiki itself when we do the upgrade.


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