Timeline for Replay Edits
|Prototype - Basic Functionality||End of May|
|Tool after UI/UX designer inputs||End of July|
|Feedback & bug Fixes||End of August|
|Roll out on english Wikipedia||End of September|
Please prepare a brief project update each month, in a format of your choice, to share progress and learnings with the community along the way. Submit the link below as you complete each update.
April was my first month of the grant , and it was not without its fair share of adventure. After having initially started work on the project , came the first scare. My bank wasn't too happy with the explanation I had given it regarding the grant. Apparently when an NGO makes a grant or a donation to India , the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has to be notified of the source and the exact purpose of the grant/donation. After making a lot of frantic phone calls to sympathetic employees at my bank , the grant was finally credited to my account. Then I took a vacation to the mountains ,( I will be uploading the pics to commons shortly) and tasted altitude sickness also known as AMS. Finally I'm once again working on the project.
I'm using Schnark's diff based on Paul Heckel's Diff Algorithm. It give me an inline diff and is implemented in js. Most of the processing ,converting the expanded wikitext to html & generating the diff's is now being done on the client side.--Jeph paul (talk) 01:50, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Working Replay Edits demo , take it for a spin.
A blog post about the visualisation tool.
Made the prototype of the slider to be used in the tool.
Both of them have been made using d3.js, d3.js is very versatile for data manipulation. It come with a lot of scales built in, I'm using a power scale to bound the length of the bars in the slider. --Jeph paul (talk) 02:45, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Request to extend the deadline
- The initial prototype took more time than planned. I'm currently working on a timeline/slider to help the user select the edit from which to start.
- An extension would help me complete the slider & make the tool more useful.It will also help me to work with the community and get the tool out to a lot more users.--Jeph paul (talk) 17:37, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Request for Second Extension
I request the IEG committee to extend the schedule by another month with my report being due on the 1st of Jan 2014.
- The tool ran into some glitches , with the html diff taking a very long time on large articles. This has since been fixed.
- The extension would let me turn the tool into a widget & get the analytics in place to measure the usage of the tool.--Jeph paul (talk) 04:35, 26 November 2013 (UTC)