as there was recently an agreement on this list to have
hotcat/InclineCategorizer as category editing tool, and even change
the api to do this better [1][2][3], i filed a ticket to remove the
code editing categories from VE. the decision was imo wise, as
category editing in VE, by (current) VE design, can never match
hotcats "1-click user experience", and there are a number of bugs
attached to VE implementation [6]. despite that, andre klapper closed
the ticket as "won't fix" with the comment "there is no functionality
*ready* yet that would replace it. Both Hotcat and Inlinecategorizer
are "not there (yet)". [4]

i saw an update to mzmcbrides ticket from krinkle saying "HotCat
gadget is an established piece of code". but, another sentence is in
there saying "VisualEditor also intends to implement an interface to
edit ... categories".[5]

all these sentences in different tickets sound quite contradicting.
the first reason which came to my mind was "not-invented-here"[7]. but
i am not aware that this is in wikimedia foundations mission ;)

could somebody more knowledgeable shed some light on this?

[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2013-July/070429.html
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InlineCategorizer
[3] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js
[4] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52384
[5] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27312
[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Known_problems
[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_invented_here


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