Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-04-23/Technology report
Just to say that because of publication deadlines, fallout from the 1.20wmf1 deployment to en.wp will be covered in next week's issue. Thanks! - Jarry1250 [Deliberation needed] 00:08, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
- And just because it's never being mentioned, you can try out MathJax here for more than two years now using the mathJax user script. Nageh (talk) 10:28, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Can we please have brighter diff colors? I can barely see these. For a small change like punctuation, it is very difficult to find the change. I know that most Wikipedians have young eyes, but have some compassion for us old folks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 01:55, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
- Actually, the new version can be easier to make out - see this diff and compare it replicated on a wiki which is currently MW 1.17, here. See the first paragraph of the diff on each - the new one highlights the differences rather than using red font, which can be easier to spot when the differences are in a single character, or punctuation (especially when a whitespace character is added or removed).
- However, I'd also like a stronger color of highlighting. I usually have no trouble reading (I'm not quite an old fella yet) but brighter colors would make the diffs easier to make out.
- Other than that the new diffs look good. Unfortunately they still sometimes struggle to compare equivalent paragraphs, when new paragraphs are added. That looks like a tricky problem - not sure what it would take to fix that. --Chriswaterguy talk 07:30, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
- A new diff engine. They are available, but I think we use the one we do for efficiency purposes.
- Incidentally, I'm sure the coloured border used to be wider - it must have been thinned for other reasons - which made the requisite paragraphs stand out more. Presumably the problem with increasing the vividness of the colours is the contrast with the black, though I can't say for sure. - Jarry1250 [Deliberation needed] 09:32, 25 April 2012 (UTC)