kkremitzki wrote:My suggestion: rather than use a 0.17 namespace, we future-proof it by calling it "dev".
NormandC wrote:Or maybe dev:Path_Workbench?
Yeah, I took too long to write up that reply...
kkremitzki wrote:That's sort of a long view, but in general, I think "dev" and "stable" should be the short-term response plan around the 0.17 release fracas.
Seems sensible, but a lot of work, and not many people maintain the wiki's content... Then there are the translations.
Yeah, before implementing something this big I'd definitely like to test it in my staging environment and see how it impacts everything, including translations.
I don't think it's much more work beyond the long-term maintenance that would otherwise be done with documentation. Right now, if this feature were set up, current maintainers of pages could start making changes they may have already wanted to, and which may already exist in sandbox pages, which are themselves a namespace; namespaces are already in use informally. Changes to the "dev" namespace can be made up until 0.17 release, at which point it will be cleared out into "stable" which can continue to have known-good pages added to it. The "dev" namespace at that point will be mostly empty for a long time.
Anyway, we have dragged this thread quite off topic for a while. This big of a change should definitely be tested, so let's postpone further discussion until I get a working testbed set up, eh? Then I'll create a new thread for it.