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On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 5:10 AM, Florian Effenberger
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so, the function and message itself is incorporated in MediaWiki directly,
and editing is probably not impossible,

oh, really...?

but rather painful, since you would
have to translate the text in all supported languages, plus edit the
MediaWiki core, and merge your changes with every update coming in. In other
words: It is somehow impossible. ;-)

...yes, really :-)

What we can do is tweaking the file sizes when a warning gets triggered.
Right now, I have configured the wiki the following way:

$wgUploadSizeWarning = 1024 * 1024 * 5;
$wgMaxUploadSize = 1024 * 1024 * 25;

I would feel uncomfortable with more than 25 MB upload size, since the wiki
is no file storage.

I do apologize for gumming-up the wiki with these oversized image
files. They really don't belong on the wiki. Perhaps Camille and I can
work with you to find a replacement tool for storing all of our source
media! Or rather, perhaps we can take the lead on that task and
coordinate with you -- I don't want to take more of your time than

However, we can talk about raising the warning size. :-)
What do you think makes sense?

As a quick fix, I'd suggest moving it up to 10MB. Even though the wiki
is serving as our defacto repository for source media for design team
stuff, I think it's reasonable to have reservations about throwing
anything larger up than 10MB without having a really good reason,
first :-)

2) Some uploaded images display properly, some don't:

It indeed seems that MediaWiki has a problem with resizing these files,
independent of whether we use ImageMagick or not, and independent of the
memory limitation I configure. I can't solve this ad-hoc, but will put it on
the todo to be fixed then.

Is this only for larger size images, or did you spot this also for much
smaller files?

I'm puzzled myself! A 3.8MB file and a ~ 6MB file worked. But a couple
of 4.1MB files and a ~7MB file did not, so it's not like I'm seeing a
direct correlation with file size. Maybe there's something about the
complexity of the encoding...bit depth...something that makes the
internal processing stop.

3) We need more license options in the drop-down file upload box

That was an easy task, they're added now. :)

Great! :-)


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