MediaWiki blows up printers
...allegedly. In a post to wikitech-l, Steven Walling pointed out that the TV show CSI: Cyber had used a screenshot of MediaWiki's HTML output and claimed it was responsible for blowing up printers.
In other related news:
MediaWiki 1.25 released
MediaWiki 1.25 was released (announcement) during the 2015 Lyon Hackathon. It features numerous changes that have been live on Wikimedia sites for a few months, including bringing live preview out of beta, numerous API format and documentation improvements, and major performance improvements in the backend and frontend.
Deployment cadence is changing
Greg Grossmeier announced on wikitech-l that the deployment cadence will be changing to make it less confusing for users and faster for developers to get new code to Wikipedias. The new schedule is:
- Tuesday: New branch cut, deployed to "group0" wikis (test wikis and mediawiki.org)
- Wednesday: deployed to non-Wikipedias
- Thursday: deployed to Wikipedias
It will take effect starting with the 1.26wmf9 branch (June 9th).
Developers meet at Lyon hackathon
MediaWiki and Wikimedia developers, users and more met up in Lyon during the 2015 Wikimedia Hackathon. There were various meetings, sprints, and random projects worked on over the weekend. The author is still jetlagged from this event, so you can read more about what different projects were presented at the showcase at phab:T96378.
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