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Port Twinkle functionalities to mobile web page

  • Problem: Twinkle is a very nice tool that can be used for many convenient operations. However it cannot be used in the mobile web interface, users who would like to use Twinkle on their mobile device now would need to switch to "desktop view" which have small font size and is difficult to read. Hope that a mobile version Twinkle can be made in upcoming future.
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  • Proposer: -Jimmyshjj (talk) 13:22, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]


  • Translated C933103 (talk) 18:26, 1 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • @Jimmyshjj: Currently gadgets (such as Twinkle) are not supported on mobile (mainly because of the catch-22 that most gadgets aren't written with mobile support in mind). Thus it's unlikely that Twinkle itself will be made available in mobile. It's entirely possible, however, for the WMF to build something similar to Twinkle that would work in mobile (and hopefully not be limited to English Wikipedia). Twinkle does a million things though. Please specify which Twinkle functionalities you want the most so that those could be prioritized. Kaldari (talk) 17:47, 2 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    • Do I need to translate this question back to Chinese? C933103 (talk) 18:10, 5 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
      • @C933103: Yes, please. Thanks! Kaldari (talk) 19:33, 5 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
        • @Jimmyshjj:翻譯信息:現在Twinkle等小工具因為編寫時沒有考慮到流動版本支援,並且反之亦然,所以其本身現在並不支援而未來也不大可能支援流動版。但是可以做的是,另建一個可以在流動版上用的類似Twinkle的新工具。在這情況下,由於Twinkle本身有很多不同的功能,所以請指明你最想要用的Twinkle功能是什麼以便在實行時可以安排優先順序。翻譯由C933103 (talk) 21:01, 6 November 2018 (UTC)提供[reply]
        • @Kaldari:Thanks for responding.@C933103:(谢谢您的翻译,帮忙再翻译下,英语不好,谢谢)如果说优先顺序的话,那么提存废讨论,提报关注度,提报侵权,快删等除了在页面上挂相应模板外还必须在其他的相应进行编辑(中文维基是这样,英文维基应该差不多吧),需要经常切换,十分不方便,希望能先出(其实感觉twinkle的功能都很常用)。但如果有其他比较容易移植到移动版的功能能先出也是可以的。-Jimmyshjj (talk) 04:45, 7 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
          • TL @Kaldari:: In term of priority, operations like submitting articles to deletion discussion/notability/copyright violation/speedy deletion that requires additional edits on top of putting templates onto relevant pages are rather inconvenient without Twinkle as editors would have to switch between different pages to complete the process, and thus it would be nice if they can be supported first. But if there are other functions that can be ported to mobile edition more easily then it's also okay to have them first. TL by C933103 (talk) 05:22, 7 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • It would be very nice if Twinkle can be internationalized. However, doing that with the current code seems difficult to say the least. A complete overhaul of the code would be required to make twinkle in it's entirety workable for all wikis. Discussion on the topic can be found at issue 129 on github and T110148 at phabricator. As far as I can see, a kind of framework may be created allowing GUI based creation of Twinkle modules which offer separate functionality. The GUI could be along the lines of the current Twinkle Preferences panel, and would allow to edit/create javascript objects corresponding to Twinkle modules. The underlying code to do the actual work could be created and maintained centrally (at meta maybe?) and the module JSON objects could be wiki-specific or user-specific. Then for a wiki to migrate Twinkle would be as simple as importing the JSON object page from another wiki and edit it using the GUI to customize the module to their wiki's needs. A fresh project using conceptual elements from the current Twinkle would probably be easier than rewriting the current code.--Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 07:32, 4 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

just remove mobile frontend altogether and use the mobile-friendly timeless skin. i believe it can run gadgets and has large font size, Jimmyshjj? --Gryllida 08:22, 23 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

  • @Gryllida:I have tried the timeless skin(using Chrome browser on my android mobile phone), however, I found that the font size is really small(if it' necessary, I can upload the screenshot.). I don't think it is convenient to use it, for I need to zoom in or out from time to time. By the way, I'm sorry that I didn't reply immediately, cause I didn't get the mention, if it's necessary, please {{ping}} me, thank you very much.-LabMem No.SHJJ Contact Me 10:27, 24 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]