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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.

Recent changes


  • Last week, some wikis were in read-only mode for a few minutes because of an emergency switch of their main database (targeted wikis). [2]

Changes later this week

  • The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and from 26 July. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 27 July. It will be on all wikis from 28 July (calendar).
  • The external link icon will change slightly in the skins Vector legacy and Vector 2022. The new icon uses simpler shapes to be more recognizable on low-fidelity screens. [3]
  • Administrators will now see buttons on user pages for “Change block” and “Unblock user” instead of just “Block user” if the user is already blocked. [4]

Future meetings

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