I’ve been trying to keep MediaWiki software updates for Wikimedia’s sites going roughly on a weekly basis, but sometimes we do get a little behind. While you’re waiting, it can be nice to get a quick visual overview of the state of code review — how much still needs to be looked over, and how much is ready to go?

Inspired by the disk defrag tools of yore, Splarka whipped up a JavaScript gadget to do just that:

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Until we get it fully integrated, for now you can enable the “SCAP map” gadget in your MediaWiki.org user preferences, then click the “Overview” tab that’ll appear on the code review revision list pages to pop up the summary map. Spiffy!

(“scap”, originally “sync-common-all-php”, is the internal deployment script we use to update the code files to all our servers. It’s a word you’ll hear a lot if you hang in #wikimedia-tech IRC. ;)

Brion Vibber, Chief Technology Officer