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Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News

By ais523, 11 February, 2008

This is a summary of recent technology and site configuration changes that affect the English Wikipedia. Note that not all changes described here are necessarily live as of press time; the English Wikipedia is currently running version 1.24wmf12 (b0e9902), and changes to the software with a version number higher than that will not yet be active. Configuration changes and changes to interface messages, however, become active immediately.

Fixed bugs

  • The tab indexing (the sequence with which fields are selected when using the keyboard to select fields in a form) for the deletion confirmation screen for images has been improved. (r30538, bug 12892)
  • The styling for a link to mark a page as patrolled has been fixed to prevent it bunching with other right-floated elements on the page (such as sisterproject boxes like {{Wiktionary}}). (r30651, bug 12857)

New features

Breaking changes

  • The list=categorymembers API query now accepts the parameter cmtitle, rather than cmcategory; cmtitle requires the Category: prefix at the start of the page name, whereas cmcategory didn't. cmcategory is now deprecated, and likely to be removed in early March. [1] (r30533, bug 12898)

Ongoing news

  • Internationalisation has been continuing as normal; help is always appreciated! See mw:Localisation statistics for how complete the translations of languages you know are, and post any updates to bugzilla or use Betawiki.



Also this week:

Muhammad image — Audit released — Pope — WikiWorld — News and notes — In the news — Tutorial — Dispatches — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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