Wow Risker, you obviously don't read any mailing lists/ blogs or sign
posts. I just did a quick search of my email records for wiki tech and ipv6
the first result that I see is from July 2007. Almost 5 years ago, I also
remember a big push last year about this same time for ipv6.

On Friday, June 1, 2012, Risker wrote:

> Indeed, a long time. Discussed on Mediawiki and bugzilla; it's not even
> discussed on Wikitech-L.  Neither of which 99.99999% of users, including
> many volunteer developers, have time to follow.  This is not just a
> technical change, it's a cultural one.
>
> I've long stood up for the Engineering Department when it is making changes
> that have only minor effects on the public face of the project; I know that
> sometimes users can be hyperactive about minor points.  But this isn't a
> minor point.  I'd compare it to Vector - something that there was longterm,
> active communication about throughout its development cycle, with lots of
> outreach to volunteer developers and to the community, and opportunities to
> test things out.
>
> I can't stand up for them this time, though. It's not even discussed well
> on Mediawiki, and is mostly in passing on the Roadmap.[1]  And the few
> community-based questions that have come up, specifically on Erik's meta
> userpage, have not been given the courtesy of a reply.
>
> Risker
>
>
>
>
> [1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Roadmap
>
> On 1 June 2012 19:35, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > On 2 June 2012 00:08, Risker <risker...@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > Fully enabling IPv6 has been coming a *long* time - over a year, with
> > months of planning and work before even that - as Erik's first message
> > in this thread notes, and it was hardly a secret. Your objections may
> > be entirely too late - it is vanishingly unlikely that two years'
> > effort will suddenly be thrown away. Were you literally unaware until
> > now that this was in the works?
> >
> >
> > - d.
> >
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