MediaWiki version history

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MediaWiki is an open-source wiki engine whose first version, 1.1, was released in 2003. The following table contains the MediaWiki version history, showing all of its release versions.

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Color Meaning
Blue Future release
Green Release still supported
Red Release no longer supported
Version number Version note Date Links Notable changes
1.25 2015-05-25 Full release notes, Language support
  • Hit counters removed [1]
1.24 2014-11-27 Full release notes, Language support
  • New localizations
  • Performance improvements
  • Category pages can now be moved
  • Support for register_globals was dropped
  • Many other changes
1.23 (LTS) 2014-06-05 Full release notes, Language support
  • Skin autodiscovery deprecated.
  • Notifications
  • CSS refresh for Vector
1.22 2013-12-07 Full release notes, Language support
  • Anti-spam and countervandalism improvements.
  • Editing improvements.
  • Upgrades to Vector and other skins.
  • Support for Composer PHP dependency manager.
  • Improvements to Login and signup forms.
1.21 2013-05-25 Full release notes, Language support
  • Clearer email notifications.
  • New ContentHandler.
  • Support for high DPI displays.
1.20 2012-11-07 Full release notes, Language support
  • Required PHP version bumped to 5.3.2
  • New diff view, greatly improved in clarity especially for whitespace and other small changes and color-blind users.
1.19 (LTS)
(last version to support PHP 5.2.3)
2012-05-02 Full release notes, Language support
  • Required MySQL version bumped to 5.0.2
  • More gender support for example in user lists
  • LanguageConverter and some magic words now depend on the page content language
1.18 (last version to support MySQL 4) 2011-11-28 Full release notes, Language support
1.17 2011-06-22 Full release notes, Language support
1.16 2010-07-28 Full release notes, Language support
  • The new skin Vector was added
  • RSS/Atom feeds are now included in the watchlist
  • Blocking users from sending email via Special:Emailuser is now possible
1.15 2009-06-10 Full release notes, Language support
  • Supports filename moving
  • Added keywords {{GENDER:||}}, {{NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS}} and {{REVISIONUSER}}
1.14 2009-02-22 Full release notes, Language support
  • Supports a plaintext copyright notice (other than Creative Commons or GFDL)
  • Images can link to an arbitrary title or URL
  • Search engine indexing can be controlled on a per-page basis
  • Better CSS support for handheld devices
  • Page history pages now have a date selector
  • File upload history pages now display thumbnails for every file version
1.13 2008-08-14 Full release notes, Language support
  • New special pages: FileDuplicateSearch, ListGroupRights
  • Special:UserRights and Special:SpecialPages have been redesigned
  • Hidden category feature: __HIDDENCAT__ on a category page hides the category on the article page.
  • Friendlier behaviour for users who click a red link but can't edit
  • Double redirects created by a page move can be fixed automatically
1.12 2008-03-20 Full release notes, Language support
1.11 2007-09-10 Full release notes, Language support
  • $wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups are added to allow finer control over usergroup assignment
  • AJAX-based page watching has been cleaned up and enabled by default
1.10 2007-05-09 Full release notes, Language support
  • "Cascading protection" feature
  • Improved tooltips and accesskey feature
  • Various improvements to blocking and special page caching
  • IPv6 support
1.9 2007-01-10 Full release notes, Language support
  • "Undo revision" feature
  • Various improvements to blocking and special page caching
  • Tables with sortable columns
  • Addition of an edit counter field to the user database
  • Revision size displayed on watchlists and recent changes
  • The names of Special: pages can now be localized, so links and URLs to them are more legible in languages that aren't English.
1.8 2006-10-10 Full release notes, Language support
  • Full support for PostgreSQL (8.1 or better) database backend
  • Support for DjVu thumbnailing and multipage navigation
  • Various improvements to user blocking; blocks can be made to affect only unregistered users using a particular IP address
  • Uploading files from publicly accessible URLs is possible if enabled
1.7 2006-07-07 Full release notes, Language support
  • MediaWiki 1.7 requires PHP 5 (5.1 recommended). PHP 4 is no longer supported.
  • Deleted files can now be restored.
1.6 (last version to support PHP 4) 2006-04-05 Full release notes, Language support
  • Page protection/unprotection uses a new, expanded form.
  • "Job queue" for background updates.
  • Improved tracking of template usage.
  • Template parameters can have default values.
1.5 (last version to support MySQL 3) 2005-10-05 Full release notes, Language support
  • Major database redesign decoupling text storage from revision tracking, resulting in:
    • Significant performance boosts for some operations.
    • Permalink functionality for all revisions.
    • Support for storing bulk data outside the main database.
  • Support for e-mail notification upon changes.
  • Page content must be encoded in UTF-8.
1.4 2005-03-20 Full release notes, Language support
  • User interface language can be changed by the user.
  • Significant performance improvements.
  • Support for compressing old revisions of articles to reduce storage needs.
  • Image gallery generation, list of recently uploaded images.
  • SVG rasterization support (requires external support tools).
1.3 2004-08-11 Full release notes
  • New, highly CSS-based default look and feel ("MonoBook" skin) and better web standards compliance.
  • Parametrized templates.
  • Category feature.
  • Automatic merging of edit conflicts when possible.
  • Improved installation.
1.2 2004-03-24 Full release notes
  • Experimental web-based installer.
  • Image resizing and thumbnail generation.
  • Editing toolbar for learning wiki syntax.
  • User rights management within the wiki.
1.1 2003-12-08 Full release notes
  • New wiki table syntax.
  • User-editable interface messages through "MediaWiki namespace".
  • XML-wrapped page source export with optional history.
  • "Magic words" – special variables and parser instructions.

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See also[edit]

  • Special:Version, special MediaWiki page that shows the current installed software. It is available on all MediaWiki sites.
  • VisualEditor

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