I enabled Hermes notifications for wiki changes, and here's the mail I received:
openSUSE Hermes messaging (http://hermes.opensuse.org) [ 2. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:55:50 +0200] [wiki ] updated by The page was updated () by to revision . URL: Change type:
That's very helpful... :-( - the only useful information is "something happened in the wiki on $DATE".
Based on the "usefullness" of this mail, I'd guess that nobody uses hermes for wiki notifications (can a hermes admin please check that?), so I tend to drop that extension instead of spending time on fixing it.
#2 Updated by tampakrap about 5 years ago
So I asked darix, and hermes is still heavily used. It is definitely not a deprecated service (for example not all of OBS notification functionality is moved to the local notification system, and we don't know if they will). Thus, darix suggested first to fix the hermes notification system in production, and then discuss if we're going to set up a replacement or not
#8 Updated by cboltz about 5 years ago
cboltz: how can somebody use the service if it was broken?
Well, maybe someone found a filter that made even the information "something happened in the wiki" useful ;-) (yes, I know it's unlikely.)
in any case ... how much work would it be to make the plugin useful again?
I don't know.
The wiki still sends something[tm] to hermes which triggers the (nearly empty) mails, so I'd hope it's not broken on the wiki side. However, this is just a guess. (Is there a way to get the raw data that is sent to Hermes when a wiki page is changed? If yes, seeing an example might help to find out on which end it's broken.)
Klaas' guess was that the template in Hermes needs to be fixed.
#12 Updated by kfreitag almost 5 years ago
It is strange. If you check https://notify.opensuse.org/index.cgi?rm=type&type=WIKI:CHANGE the example message (based on real data) looks pretty ok.
I think the reason is that the message template does not contain any ... tags, but the example message in this report is clearly a digest message. The bug could be that the rendering fails in this case.
#13 Updated by kfreitag almost 5 years ago
I tried to fix the template by putting the text into digest.../digest tags, but could not do it because of the error
Status: ERROR: No write access on /srv/www/vhosts/opensuse.org/hermes/herminator/notifications/wiki:change.tmpl
in notify.o.o. I attached the template here, maybe an admin can install it in notify.o.o
I'll subscribe myself to the wiki change notification and will check.
#14 Updated by cboltz about 4 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
With the update to MediaWiki 1.27, we dropped the hermes notifications extension from the wiki.
People can use MediaWiki's own notification system (and probably did since years), so dropping hermes notifications shouldn't hurt ;.-)