After a few weeks of bug fixes, we’ve caught up with MediaWiki development code review and I’m pushing out an update to the live sites. This fixes a lot of little bugs, and hopefully doesn’t cause introduce too many new ones. 🙂
As usual in addition to lots of offline and individual testing among our staff and volunteer developers, we’ve done a shakedown on test.wikipedia.org — and as usual we can fully expect a few more issues to have cropped up that weren’t already found.
Don’t be alarmed if you do find a problem; just let us know at our bug tracker or on the tech IRC channels (#wikimedia-tech on Freenode).
We should be resuming our weekly update schedule soon, and will continue to improve our pre-update staging and shakedown testing to keep disruption to a minimum and awesome improvements to a maximum.
For those of you reading via the Planet aggregator, I’d also like to announce that we’ve started a blog for Wikimedia tech activity & MediaWiki development, in part because I want to make sure community members can easily follow what we’re working on and give feedback before we push things out.
I’d very much like to make sure that we’ve got regular contacts among the various project communities who can help coordinate with us on features, bugs, and general thoughts which might affect some projects distinctly from others.
— brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
CTO, Wikimedia Foundation