Now, we code!

It is called Google Summer of Code for a reason, right?

My project is “Implement Thanks support in Pywikibot”. It’s just that, implementing Pywikibot support for the Thanks extension. This was the subject of a GSoC project last year, which unfortunately was not completed. There is code from that project still in Gerrit, which we have to sift through and pull out salvageable parts.

The base idea for the Pywikibot side of my project is adding methods to the Site class for the two Thanks API calls, thanks and flow-thanks, and adding methods to serve as the “external” API in classes representing MW objects. I’m pretty sure I’ll add a Post.thank() method, but my mentor and I will have to further discuss where the normal revision thanking method will go. My original plan was to put it in the Revision class, but that class doesn’t currently support such an interface because it’s basically a glorified¬†dict.

On the server-side front, my mentor and I decided to have me, as my first server-side task, write a proof-of-concept implementation of logging when a user enables and disables Thanks notifications, as a way to get that discussion moving.

We’re actually in the middle of a full review of the 2016 patches. I’ll write about those discussions next week.


Here, I muse.

But what do I muse about? The fact that I ended the preceding sentence with a preposition? No, and that aspect of English grammar isn’t really a big deal to me.

This blog is about me as a programmer, a Wikipedia and Wikidata editor, and much on top of those, and my thoughts (musings, really) on stuff I deal with while I contribute to the world’s bytes.

I wonder how many bytes this post will take up. And, so, I muse.