We're hosting a Wikimedia and MediaWiki hackathon happening 14-16
October 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
If you extend, modify, or otherwise hack MediaWiki, then other
developers want to meet and collaborate with you. At the event,
MediaWiki developers and Wikimedia operations engineers
will be working on Wikimedia's gadgets/extensions/tools support,
authorization/authentication strategy, dev-ops virtualization, and
general training and hacking. And we'll improve and discuss the
Wikimedia Labs projects infrastructure
and other stuff that makes it easier for anyone to supercharge Wikimedia
The event is open to anyone who wants to come and contribute, and is an
opportunity to spend time with other MediaWiki developers & ops
engineers, write beautiful code, and learn about the latest
developments. We'll write code together, discuss the software, and hold
If you can make it to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 14-16 October 2011,
we'd love to have you. Please add your name to the attendees list:
Thanks! Hope to see you there.
Volunteer Development Coordinator
Am using the LDAP Authentication extension on MediaWiki 1.14 against
Active Directory (2008 if it makes a difference).
I am looking to allow access to users in subdomains (LDAP referrals).
Anyone have this working? Anything I need to be concerned about other
than sAMAccountName collisions?
on September 14th, the Halo team released SMW+ 1.5.6-1. It is a bugfix
release which contains a bunch of compatibility updates and bug fixes as
well as some feature improvements for release 1.5.6. We recommend the
update for all SMW+ users since the touch up affects core elements like
the WYSIWYG extension, the Ontology Browser and administration issues.
For example, the WYSIWYG extension in some cases showed errors when
switching between wikitext and Richtext mode. This led to unwillingly
deleting parts of the markup, producing broken text or - in case of long
articles - switching was not possible at all. Another fix is that
breadcrumbs are now free of duplicates and images can be provided
flawlessly with links to pages using the WYSIWYG extension.
Learn more about the latest SMW+ release at the official SMW+ 1.5.6-1
release information. 
Documentation for SMW+ and the Halo extension can be found as usual in our
help section. For downloading SMW+ or Halo please visit our new download
On behalf of the Halo team,
M.A. Christof Niemann
Semantic MediaWiki+ Productmanager
Halo Team ontoprise GmbH
An der RaumFabrik 33a 76227 Karlsruhe
Sitz der Gesellschaft:Karlsruhe,HRB9540
Geschäftsführer:Prof. Dr. Jürgen Angele
Dipl.Wi.-Ing. Hans-Peter Schnurr
I,m cross posting here as this is an enterprise server setup.
I have a debian distro mediawiki v.1.15 site on one computer that I want to
move to another directory with the newer version mediawiki v.1.17 installed
and working from a tarball. Still on the same debian system. i created a new
database for the new mediawiki...I want to import/restore the database from
the old version to the new one.I exported the database from the old ver.
using phpmyadmin, no issue there. When I tried to import it to the new ver.
database it errored out saying the file was too big. Any ideas on how to do
this? I also have Webmin installed with access to all these same databases,
if that helps.