In the Semantic MediaWiki extension, I changed Special:Ask to use jQuery and add autocompletion to the top two input windows. Autocompletion is added to the property print-out input window using the jQuery UI autocompletion plugin.
In the Semantic Forms extension, I:
changed the file-upload window to use jQuery instead of the Floatbox library; no syntax change. Kept the same functionality just using the jQuery library instead.
changed autocompletion to use jQuery instead of YUI. This feature is based upon the jQuery-ui autocomplete plugin.
added an autoGrow plugin to text-area input; this allows text-areas to grow as more and more text are added to them, never requiring scrollbars. Syntax | input type=textarea|autogrow. It is based upon the textarea-autogrow plugin of jQuery.
In the Semantic Drilldown extension, I changed the 'combobox' input to use jQuery instead of ext. The feature is based upon the jQuery-ui autocomplete#combo-box plugin.
changed the 'combobox' input to use jQuery instead of YUI, and added it directly in to Semantic Forms, whilst removing it from SFI. With the same syntax as |input type=combobox, it uses the jQuery-ui autocomplete#combo-box plugin
created a new 'simpledatepicker' input which uses jQuery.T his feature is based upon the datepicker plugin of jQuery-ui. Syntax |input type=simpledatepicker.
Not all fixes may have gone live to WMF sites at the time of writing; some may not be scheduled to go live for many weeks.
It is now impossible to commit changes to the Wikimedia/MediaWiki SVN repository without providing a description on those changes (bug #25025).
The Wikimedia "Office IT" team, responsible for "things like fixing the printers, getting new workstations online, as well as just making sure the internet stays up", have begun to blog on the Wikimedia Techblog.
Alolita Sharma, Features Engineering Program Manager for the Wikimedia Foundation has confirmed the transition of the remaining 689 mostly smaller wikis to the new "Vector" skin (Wikimedia techblog).