[OT] Python coding help needed
Siebrand Mazeland <s.mazeland <at> xs4all.nl>
2007-05-22 06:04:30 GMT
This may be off topic, but asking on Wikimedia Commons and the
Pywikipediabot mailinglist didn't give me any replies. Please flame me if
you think I should not make a request like the one below again on this list.
I would like to request a volunteer to assist (well, assist, you have to do
the dirty work, I'm afraid, as I am just not skilled enough, I can spec it,
though) in stabilising and fine tuning the CommonsDelinker bots replacer.py
Orgullomoore, the previous maintainer of the code has gone back packing in
Europe and is no longer able to maintain the bots. About two weeks ago I
took over running the bot from the toolserver. In the past two weeks I have
experienced a few flaws in the bots that I would like to see fixed.
If you are an experienced python coder and feel at home with pywikipediabot,
threads and a little MySQL and you feel like making a difference on this
crucial bot in supporting all users of Wikimedia Commons, please contact me.
Having an account on toolserver is not required but is a definite advantage.
Below a description of current functionality and found flaws.
Thanks for your help.
Delinker: removes links from any Wikimedia wiki once a file has been deleted
from Wikimedia Commons. If a special string is added to the deletion
message, this action is not performed. Success and failure of edits is
logged into a MySQL database on the toolserver. Edit messages can be
localised and are read from the local wiki.