Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2007-08-13/Technology report

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Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News

By ais523, 13 August, 2007

This is a summary of recent technology and site configuration changes that affect the English Wikipedia. Note that not all changes described here are live as of press time; the English Wikipedia is currently running version 1.33.0-wmf.22 (1b8113f), and changes to the software with a version number higher than that will not yet be active.

Fixed bugs

  • The raw watchlist display ('View raw watchlist') now updates correctly when the watchlist is changed from that screen, rather than requiring a reload of the page. (r24732, bug 10880)
  • An error where the OR operator returned incorrect results in the search box was fixed. (bug 10873; this turned out to be a configuration issue rather than a bug in the software, and so didn't require any software changes to fix)
  • There was a server outage at about 14:50 UTC on Saturday 11 August; User:Brion VIBBER wrote this explanation of what happened.

New features

  • Information on the user who made a deleted revision is now available more easily to administrators who are viewing that revision. (r24707, bug 10832)

Configuration changes

  • Some database schema changes are currently underway; once they are completed, the most immediate effect will be to speed up renames of users by bureaucrats, but they will also help with future image-related code changes.

Ongoing news

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

Also this week: CC 3.0 approved

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