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Development of Abstract Wikipedia will proceed in two major parts, each consisting of a large number of tasks. Part P1 is about developing the wiki of functions, and Part P2 is about abstract content and natural language generation. On this page, we further break down the tasks of Part P1 into phases that each cover some of the work under a given task. The below contains links to Phabricator, where tasks and phases are broken down even further.

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We expect to take about ten phases before launching the wiki of functions.

All the below phases cover work under Task P1.2: Initial development, unless marked otherwise.

Part P1: Wiki of functions

Phase α (alpha): store, display and edit header  เสร็จสิ้น 2020-08-25

  1. Set up replicable development environment.งาน T258893
    •   เสร็จสิ้น เริ่มต้นส่วนขยาย — งาน T258893
    •   เสร็จสิ้น Config works, upload bootstrap content.
    •   เสร็จสิ้น Reuse existing JSON ContentHandler.งาน T258893
    •   เสร็จสิ้น Allow for entering JSON objects through the raw editing interface.งาน T258893
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Extend and hardcode checker for JSON objects to check for ZObject well-formedness. Nothing that is not well-formed will be further handled or stored. Well-formedness should probably be checked both in the PHP and the JS code (should be easy to write anyway).
    •   เสร็จสิ้น บน PHP — งาน T258894
    • Well-formedness: key syntax, allowed keys, values are strings or proto-objects or lists of values.งาน T258894
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Every stored top-level ZObject must be a Z2/Persistent object.งาน T258897
  4.   เสร็จสิ้น Create Z1/Object, offering one key, Z1K1/type.
  5.   เสร็จสิ้น Extend hardcoded validator to check Z1K1/type.
  6.   เสร็จสิ้น Create Z2/Persistent object.งาน T258897
  7.   เสร็จสิ้น Z2/Persistent object has the keys Z2K1/ID and Z2K2/value, and Z2K3/Proto-Label, the latter being counterfactually just a single string with no language information.งาน T258897
  8.   เสร็จสิ้น Extend hardcoded validator for Z2/Persistent object so far.งาน T258897
  9.   เสร็จสิ้น Provide hardcoded display for Z2/Persistent object (that is the header) (that is a pretty big task).งาน T258898
  10.   เสร็จสิ้น Provide generic view for the Z2K2/value object.งาน T258898
  11.   เสร็จสิ้น Turn Z2K3/proto-label into the proper Z2K3/label for multilingual text.
  12.   เสร็จสิ้น Extend viewing for Z2K3/label with multilingual text.

Phase completion condition: As a user [of a site with the MediaWiki extension installed], I can create and store a string as a new ZObject, e.g. "Hello world!".

Phase β (beta): create types and instances  เสร็จสิ้น 2021-02-04

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Hardcoded validators for Z4/proto-types and Z3/proto-keys.งาน T258900
    • A Z4 has a Z4K2/keys with a json List of Z3s.
    • A proto-key has a Z3K1/ID and Z3K2/type and Z3K3/label (mirror the development of label for Z2K3?).
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Create Z4/Type and Z3/Key (Task P1.14).
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Search for ZObjects by label.งาน T260750
  4.   เสร็จสิ้น Use Z4 type data and key declarations for validating objects.งาน T260861
  5.   เสร็จสิ้น Use Z4 type data and key declarations for generic view of objects.งาน T258901
  6.   เสร็จสิ้น Use Z4 type data and key declarations for editing and creation of objects.งาน T258903 & งาน T258904
  7.   เสร็จสิ้น Provide hardcoded display and edit interface for Z12 type.งาน T258900

Phase completion condition:

As a user, I can create and store an object implementing any on-wiki defined type, e.g. the positive integer one

Phase γ (gamma): functions, implementations, errors  เสร็จสิ้น 2021-04-02

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Introduce a simple error object.งาน T261464
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Introduce simple function.งาน T258957
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Introduce simple implementation, for now only built-ins.งาน T258958
  4.   เสร็จสิ้น Create a few functions and built-ins.งาน T261474
  5.   เสร็จสิ้น Introduce a simple function call type.งาน T261467
  6.   เสร็จสิ้น Tester type (Task P1.10).งาน T261465

Phase completion condition: As a user, I can store a function call, a function, and a tester (only the objects, no actual evaluation yet), e.g. if(true, false, true) (read "if true then false else true", i.e. negation)

Phase δ (delta): built ins  เสร็จสิ้น 2021-05-11

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Evaluation system for built-ins.งาน T260321
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Enable web users to call evaluation through an API module (Task P1.5).งาน T261475
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Special page for calling evaluation (Task P1.11).งาน T261471

Phase completion condition: As a user, I can use a special page to evaluate a built-in function with supplied inputs, e.g. to check whether the empty list is empty.

Phase ε (epsilon): native function calls  เสร็จสิ้น 2021-06-30

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น JavaScript implementations (Task P1.12).งาน T275944
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Python implementations (Task O6).งาน T273517
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Allow forms to be included for evaluation.งาน T261472

Phase completion condition: As a user, I can use a special page to evaluate a user-written function in one of the supported languages, e.g. call a user-written function in Python to add up two numbers.

Phase ζ (zeta): composition  เสร็จสิ้น 2021-08-27

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Allow for composition implementations (Task P1.6).งาน T261468

Phase completion condition:

  • As a user, I can implement a function using composition of other functions, rather than writing it myself, e.g. negate(Boolean → Boolean).  เสร็จสิ้น
  • (Stretch condition) As a user, I can see the results of testers on the relevant function implementation's page. [This might need to be moved to a later phase as not all requirements may be met this point. Must be done by phase ι.]  เสร็จสิ้น

Phase η (eta): generic types  เสร็จสิ้น 2022-04-08

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Allow for generic types, particularly for Z10/List and Z8/Function, and replace Z10/List and Z8/Function.งาน T275941
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Errors can be processed like ZObjects.
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น User-defined types work with validators.

Phase completion condition:

  • Being able to implement curry as a composition on the wiki, but without requiring strict static analysis  เสร็จสิ้น
  • Making it possible to create the following three 'user-defined' types on the wiki: positive integer, sign, and integer  เสร็จสิ้น
  • Being able to make a generic wrapper type through composition on the wiki  เสร็จสิ้น

See also the newsletter posted about this phase.

Phase θ (theta): thawing and freezing  เสร็จสิ้น 2023-06-19

  1.   เสร็จสิ้น Freezing and thawing content (Task P1.7).งาน T275942
  2.   เสร็จสิ้น Task P1.9: Pass security review.งาน T274682, …
  3.   เสร็จสิ้น Launch public test system (Task P1.4).งาน T261469

Phase completion condition:

  • As a sysop, I can freeze and unfreeze any user-written object (akin to, or maybe the same as, MediaWiki's protection system); all system-supplied objects are permanently frozen.
  • As a user editing a frozen page, I can change the label, but not the implementation, whereas on an unfrozen page both are possible.
  • ZObjects are stored using the new canonical form for typed lists, and all parts are still working
  • View and edit function is implemented and tested successfully
  • When several implementations are available, the "best" is chosen. (Fitness determination to potentially be changed later.)
  • We measure the clock time & memory use of each function run, and display it on the execution result & in the implementation/test table.
  • Edits to system-defined ZObjects are restricted to users with the correct rights. Understandable diffs are emitted. Results are cached.
  • Text with fallback, references, strings, lists is implemented and tested successfully
  • A shared understanding with the community of how the team will contribute to Wikifunctions, and why, is documented
  • Designs for viewing and editing multi-lingual documentation on mobile and desktop are approved. UX is instrumented and data collected.

Phase ι (iota): documentation of objects

  1. This is a preliminary assignment, moving the documentation tasks here.
  2. Provide editing for the header (additionally to full raw editing) (that is a pretty big task) — this refers only to the labels, actually.
  3. Extend editing for Z2K3/label with multilingual text.
  4. Extend the header with Z2K4/documentation.งาน T260954 & งาน T260956
  5. Extend editing to deal with Z2K4/documentation.งาน T260955

Phase completion condition: As a user, I can document a ZObject in any and all supported languages, using a wikitext.

Phase κ (kappa): cleanup

  1. Tightening up and clean up tasks, to close all pre-launch tasks.

Phase completion condition: As the Abstract Wikipedia Team, we feel ready for launch, including sign-off from all relevant colleagues.

Phase λ (lambda): launch

  1. Phase λ (lambda) is meant for launch. If there are pre-launch tasks that prevent that, so be it, obviously.
  2. Set up a new Wikimedia project.
  3. Move some of the wiki pages about the project from Meta to Wikifunctions.

Phase completion condition: As a person on the Web, I can visit and use to write and run functions directly on the site.

Unphased tasks

Pre-launch tasks that need to happen but are not phased in yet:

Post-launch tasks of Part 1