The committee has finished selecting new members and the new committee
candidates are (In alphabetical order):
- Amir Sarabadani
- Lucie-Aimée Kaffee
- Tonina Zhelyazkova
- Tony Thomas
And auxiliary members will be (In alphabetical order):
- Nuria Ruiz
- Rosalie Perside
You can read more about the members in 
The changes are:
* Nuria and Rosalie are moving from main member to auxilary members
* MusikAnimal is moving from auxilary member to main
* Tonina Zhelyazkova is joining the main members
This is not the final structure. According to the CoC , the current
committee publishes the new members and call for public feedback for *six
weeks* and after that, the current committtee might apply changes to the
structure based on public feedback.
Please let the committee know if you have any concern regarding the members
and its structure until *19 June 2019* and after that, the new committee
will be in effect and will serve for a year.
Amir, On behalf of the Code of Conduct committee
I am thinking seriously about creating, or at least helping to oversee the
creation of, a MediaWiki extension that lets users create flowcharts for
use in BPM (business process management, or business process modeling). The
extension would most likely be a wrapper around bpmn-js, an open source
There already is a MediaWiki extension that includes bpmn-js - Cognitive
However, my understanding is that it no longer works with recent versions
of MediaWiki. Also, I disagree with some of the design decisions made on
that extension, so I think creating a new extension makes sense.
I'm not actually looking for funding or development help at the moment -
though both of those would be great to have - but rather some advice. I'm
looking for people who have dealt with BPM, and would like to be able to
edit and display such charts, and BPM information in general, in a wiki. If
this description fits you, please email me back - I have a bunch of
questions and ideas I want to bounce off other people.
WikiWorks · MediaWiki Consulting · http://wikiworks.com
A new episode of the MediaWiki podcast Between the Brackets has been
published (well, it was published yesterday): an interview with Alex
Tanchoco, who runs the internal wiki at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center in New York City. You can listen to the episode here:
*Discussion forked from the thread that started with
I believe that this mailing list is run with WMF hardware and software, so
I conclude that this is not a community mailing list any more than
Wikipedia is a community website. They are both under the technical and
legal control of WMF, and WMF can intervene at any time in a variety of
ways, although the copyrights to the content usually are owned by
individual contributors (or their employers) and in that sense the content
but not the technical infrastructure is owned by the community. There are
many social processes where WMF chooses not to intervene, and community
members have developed varied and sometimes sophisticated self-governance
mechanisms, but that does not mean that WMF has permanently gifted control
of its infrastructure to the community or that this is a mailing list that
is not run with WMF money. Maybe a way to think about the issue is that
both WMF and the community share space on this mailing list, with hardware
and technical services belonging to WMF, and content mostly belonging to
individual contributors or to their employers.
I think that WMF resources generally should not be used for advertising
third party services, whether or not they are related to the subject of a
mailing list. I would feel differently if this mailing list was not a WMF
resource that is supported by donations that I think donors intend for the
benefit of Wikipedia and the sister projects.
I am more accepting of an on-wiki list of third party related services,
such as the one that you linked. Also, I don't want to discourage good
faith discussion of third party MediaWiki services, such as if someone asks
for advice regarding which provider to select, but I think that the email
announcement that started this thread is far removed from acceptable uses
for WMF donor funded resources such as this mailing list.
If someone wants to propose a change to the mailing list description, they
can try that. My interpretation of the existing description is that
advertising is not allowed on this list, and I think that is the way that
it should be. On the other hand, I am not sensing much support in this
thread for enforcing my interpretation of policy or my views of appropriate
uses for donor-supported resources, so I won't press this issue further at
this time unless I hear more support for my views.
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
On Thu, May 9, 2019, 05:49 Andre Klapper <aklapper(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Wed, 2019-05-08 at 22:57 -0700, Pine W wrote:
> I am willing to ask WMF Legal for its opinion regarding the use of
> Wikimedia Foundation mailing lists for advertising commercial hosting
> services, but even if WMF Legal thinks that this is OK in terms of the
> letter of the law, I don't think that it's consistent with the intentions
> of donors or my understanding of the Wikimedia Foundation brand.
Pine, I hope WMF Legal won't care and won't comment. They likely have
better things to spend time on than telling a community how they may or
may not define the scope of one of the community mailing lists.
As a general reminder,
exists, is linked from the mediawiki.org frontpage, and welcomes edits
(which has already happened in this case).
Does anyone know what happened to the Referata MediaWiki hosting service (http://referata.com) - it seems to have died or something, as no site hosted under Referata's domain name, nor the main "meta" website itself is accessible. CC'ing Yaron Koren who I believe is the lead sysadmin of the service. If we have indeed lost another free MediaWiki host, I will definitely say that it is a major setback and has the potential to impact many poeple. Too many free MediaWiki hosts have either died, had a change of management and are now ad-spammed, and/or have become pay-only services.
> From: Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
> The mailing list description says that the permitted types of announcements
> are for "new versions, bug fixes, and security issues." Advertising of
> commercial services is not included.
You do realize that, by making such a fuss, you're providing the new Professional.Wiki and their luminary founders with tonnes of free advertising, right?
And you do realize that, by making such a fuss in the very list you're fussing about, you are breaking the very rule you pillory others for breaking?
Although I run my own wiki and don't need professional hosting, I know this discussion has improved my impression of the new service.
And now, having taken this to the meta-meta level, I'll say no more. :-)
(the other) Jan
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I'm trying to move a mediawiki from a site to another. All is ok except
On the destination site, I've done a fresh install, so I'm in 1.32.0.
And I put all the extensions by a fresh install.
Then I move the medias files with a tar.gz. I put them in the new
"images" directory. I put the permission of the group ok for the web
server. When I upload an image it's ok.
But the images from source are not in the destination bdd table "image".
They are in the destination "imagelinks" table, I don't know why.
I've done the .../mw-config/index.php. All it's ok.
And the images are not on the new wiki.
Thanks for your help, and sorry for my english.
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I would like to announce the release of MediaWiki Language Extension
Bundle 2019.04. This bundle is The bundle is compatible with MediaWiki
1.31 and 1.32 or above and requires PHP 5.5.9 or above.
Next MLEB is expected to be released in 3 months. If there are major
changes or important bug fixes, we will do intermediate release.
Please give us your feedback at
* Download: https://translatewiki.net/mleb/MediaWikiLanguageExtensionBundle-2019.04.tar…
* sha256sum: 5fbbd39acd1cc0e1edbd542a390daf1992d1526134ceb69248cdb4dced58f3a9
* Signature: https://translatewiki.net/mleb/MediaWikiLanguageExtensionBundle-2019.04.tar…
* Installation instructions are at: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MLEB
* Announcements of new releases will be posted to a mailing list:
* Report bugs to: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/
* Talk with us at: #mediawiki-i18n @ Freenode
Release notes for each extension are below.
-- Kartik Mistry
== Highlights and upgrade notes ==
== Babel ==
* Maintenance and localization updates only.
== CleanChanges and cldr ==
* PHP entry point has been removed. Warning will be displayed for
deprecated PHP entry point. (T140007)
* Maintenance and localization updates.
== LocalisationUpdate ==
* Maintenance updates only.
== Translate ==
=== Noteworthy changes ===
* Fixed fatal error on PageContentLanguage hook subscriber (T214358)
* Replaced usage of mw.translateHooks with mw.hook. Deprecation
warning will be shown while using functions under mw.translateHooks
* Added support for newer versions of the Elastica extension while
maintaining backward compatibility for older version REL 1.31
* Fixed page suggestion control on Special:PageMigration (T217726)
* Fixed broken Special:PageMigration (T217727)
* Add link to Special:PageMigration when page is marked for
* Removed display of the message group state for the source language (T160511)
* Fixed invalid display of priority language notice (T217046)
* Added better error handling in Special:SearchTranslations (T159221)
*Display proper notice when translations to non-priority languages are
*Fixed "proofreading" status appearing for source language on the
MessageGroup and Language stats page (T160511)
== UniversalLanguageSelector ==
* Various performance fixes.
* Maintenance and localization updates.
==== Input Methods ====
* New tilde-based layouts for several languages of Africa: Kabyle,
Kabiye, Kikuyu, Luganda, Lingala, Malagasy, Northern Sotho, Koyraboro
Senni, Sango, Sotho, Venda.
* Added Latin Pinyin transliteration keyboard
==== Fonts ====
* Added fonts for Church Slavonic. (T156843)
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