Any user on one of fifteen Wikipedias (English plus the fourteen new
ones). I don't think it will be opt in on any others just yet, though
hopefully soon!

Andrew.

On 22 April 2013 11:02, Deryck Chan <deryckc...@wikimedia.hk> wrote:
> I think by opt-in, James means that any user from any Wikipedia can opt
> themselves in from Thursday onwards. Is that correct?
> Deryck
>
> On 22 April 2013 07:14, Nasir Khan <nasir8...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> Is it possible to include bn (Bengali Wikipeda) in the list ? i want to
>> start the test earlier :)
>>
>> *
>> --
>> **Nasir Khan Saikat* <http://profiles.google.com/nasir8891>
>> www.nasirkhn.com
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Nicole Ebber <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > Hey,
>> >
>> > The VisualEditor is going to be deployed in an opt-in version to several
>> > Wikipedias on Thursday next week.
>> >
>> > I am planning to hold a BarCamp session this afternoon in the Milan to
>> > discuss how chapters can support or facilitate a community communication
>> > and feedback process in this regards.
>> >
>> > So anyone interested in this topic is welcome to join!
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Nicole Ebber
>> > International Affairs
>> >
>> > http://wikimedia.de
>> >
>> > All,
>> >
>> > TL;DR: VisualEditor will be deployed on 14 new Wikipedias next week as an
>> > opt-in alpha. Your assitance is requested to inform your wikis about this
>> > and help get the software translated.
>> >
>> > Next week (on 25 April) we are going to deploy the alpha opt-in version
>> of
>> > the VisualEditor to some non-English Wikipedias in the same way that it
>> > has been on the English Wikipedia since December 2012.
>> >
>> > This will let users get familiar with the VisualEditor, give us feedback
>> > on what works and what is broken, and help us prioritise further work
>> > ahead of the planned deployment as a 'default' editor for all users which
>> > we intend to do in a few months' time.
>> >
>> > Due to a number of issues we have been unable to release VisualEditor to
>> > non-English wikis until now, and we would very much like to get some
>> great
>> > feedback from as many wikis as possible - especially for extended Unicode
>> > and RTL languages, but also other languages. Does the VisualEditor work
>> in
>> > your language? Does it gel with your wiki's workflow?
>> >
>> > The initial languages we want to target are the "top 10" Wikipedias by
>> way
>> > of scale - de, nl, fr, it, ru, es, sv, pl, ja - plus selected others to
>> > help us discover issues we anticipate: ar, he, hi, ko, zh. These will let
>> > us test most of the locales we are concerned about. If this goes well, we
>> > hope to deploy the opt-in alpha to all Wikipedias.
>> >
>> > Please tell your wiki colleagues that this is coming, especially if your
>> > wiki is in this list! Additionally, you can see how fully-translated the
>> > software is into your language in the stats at TranslateWiki.Net[0] -
>> > please encourage wiki colleagues to help translate the messages ahead of
>> > the deployment!
>> >
>> > As a note, we have just updated the VisualEditor integration so that the
>> > "Edit" tab goes to VisualEditor, and there is an "Edit source" tab to go
>> > to the wikitext editor.
>> >
>> > This change (which affects the English Wikipedia opt-in deployment and
>> > MediaWiki.org as well as the new deployments mentioned above) moves the
>> > way that VisualEditor integrates with the wiki's workflow to be closer to
>> > how it will appear when it is the 'default' editor. It is still easy to
>> > use the wikitext editor if that is what you want to do - the "Edit
>> source"
>> > tab (at least for now) will be "above the fold" and not in the drop-down
>> > menu on Vector.
>> >
>> > Happy to answer any questions you might have!
>> >
>> > Yours,
>> > --
>> > James D. Forrester
>> > Product Manager, VisualEditor
>> > Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
>> >
>> > jforres...@wikimedia.org | @jdforrester
>> >
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