Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eating our own dogfood

In order to do the localisations at translatewiki.net, we run on the very bleeding edge of the MediaWiki development. This means that when buggy code is submitted to SVN, the users at translatewiki.net suffer the consequences.

There are two powerful consequences of running ahead of the pack.
  • software is internationalised and localised before it goes live elsewhere
  • it provides powerful quality assurance on our bleeding edge software

Typically things are fine, sometimes things go wrong.. Today we could no longer sign on. Merlissimo signalled the problem on our IRC channel and, one of our developers was available to roll back several revisions.
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