PmWeekly, August 14, 2017

Update for PmWiki activity August 7 - August 14, 2017: internationalization, 2 new skins and a new recipe were added, 11 recipes updated, discussions about the development platform, cookbook, and character ranges in conditional markup.


PmWiki entries at Wikipedia ([1], [2], [3]) and WikiMatrix ([4]) were updated.

Documentation, Internationalization

The German language documentation was updated. You can download it here.


On the mailing list:

In the PITS: PmWiki Issue Tracking System (please comment, vote):

  • 01307 (Uploads from Opera Mobile fail) Entry closed, recent Opera versions appear to work fine.

  • 01369 (Make PmWiki's default skin pass Google's mobile-friendly test) Closed as the responsive skin is now into the core and on the live website. Please suggest improvements at 01406.

  • 01406 (Core responsive skin discussion) Closed sections on that page are now collapsed (with UnToggle). Please add new sections in order to improve the responsive skin.

  • 01412 ( integrated developer platform) Source code extracts (instead of WebSVN) are now enabled on the PITS group.

Cookbook (addons, modules, skins)

2 new skins added:

  • Papyrus (A simple skin, inspired by Parchment. Responsive / mobile-friendly.) by SaidAchmiz : maintained (and enabled on the recipe page).

  • Vector (Clone of the Vector skin for MediaWiki (used on Wikipedia since 2010)) by SaidAchmiz : maintained (and enabled on the recipe page).

New recipe added:

  • ZCode (Extract and highlight source code files from 7z, TAR, ZIP, or RAR archives) by Petko : Experimental (announcement).

Recipes updated:

  • AddToWatchlist (Add or remove a page from your watchlist trail with a single click) by Petko : add change summaries, this makes the recipe work with RequireSummary. In case a watchlist cannot be saved for some reason, any messages for the reason ($MessagesFmt) will be displayed. Add 'Watchlist not saved' error message to translate.

  • B3 blog (Easy to install and use wiki blogging system) by Petko : 2 new versions released. Fix a bug with the default text, the variable {title} was only expanded once. The page creation will now abort if a valid page name cannot be deduced from the submitted form.

  • DragDropMultiUpload (Allow authors to upload files by simply dropping them into the wiki page) by Petko : The drop zone can now be enabled on browsed pages in addition to the edit form and the upload form.

  • ParseArgs (Description of ParseArgs function for parsing argument lists) by Petko : Explain how to call ParseArgs if a string starts with "http:".

  • PPDonate (Create links to accept donations via PayPal) by Petko : Better i18n integration.

  • Worse (is better) (Simple WYSIWYG editing for PmWiki) by Petko : Remove unneeded message when leaving the page if the title was modified and saved.

Recipes reviewed and/or updated and marked compatible with PHP 7.2


(total: 5 pages)

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