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Developer Wishlist Survey: propose your ideas[edit]

At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:

The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs, developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots, dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and documentation.

The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February 15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.

There's no time to lose. Propose your ideas before the end of January, either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones. You can find instructions on the wiki page. Questions and feedback are welcome especially on the related Talk page.

The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this space (or even better, the wiki page) - SSethi_(WMF) January 21st, 2017 3:07 AM (UTC)

The Community Wishlist Survey 2017[edit]

Hey everyone,

The Community Wishlist Survey is the process when the Wikimedia communities decide what the Wikimedia Foundation Community Tech should work on over the next year.

The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can post technical proposals from now until November 20. The communities will vote on the proposals between November 28 and December 12. You can read more on the 2017 wishlist survey page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 20:16, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Bypassing the cache[edit]

I tried the Ctrl or Shift key + F5 key or Reload button in both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome as said in w:Wikipedia:Bypass your cache. However, the pages do not reset to the latest versions. Instead, the available options for Wikinews are either deleting Files from the browser or clicking the "Refresh"/"Purge" button or the UTC clock link (if enabled). Why won't the project's server allow the "bypassing the cache" method to work, i.e. why doesn't the Ctrl+F5 method work? --George Ho (talk) 01:00, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho: that is browser dependent. For Mozilla Firefox, it works fine. I am not sure about the other browsers. It has nothing to do with the site. Cache is not saved on the server side, after all. It is saved locally.
•–• 13:59, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho, Acagastya: There is more than one sort of "cache" involved. Ctrl+F5 is Firefox for purging cache, iirc; I think it even purges cached javascript. However, that's about purging stuff that Firefox has cached. There is also stuff that the wikimedia servers cache, which is what gets purged by clicking the UTC clock link, or by adding ?action=purge after the ordinary url of a page (cf. {{PurgeButton}}). --Pi zero (talk) 17:31, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
what they are asking, about keyboard shortcut happens at the client side, and is browser dependent. They are aware of the purge action (looking at their user page).
•–• 17:47, 28 November 2017 (UTC)