On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:44 AM, Legoktm <legoktm.wikipedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm very excited to announce that Debian and Ubuntu packages for
MediaWiki are now available. These packages will follow the MediaWiki
LTS schedule and currently contain 1.27.1. If you've always wanted to
"sudo apt install mediawiki", then this is for you :)
For Debian users, you can get the mediawiki package for Jessie from the
official Debian repositories using jessie-backports, and it will be
included in the upcoming Stretch release.
Ubuntu users will need to enable a PPA for Xenial or Trusty to set up
Instructions, links, and help can all be found at
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Legoktm/Packages>. Please let me
know if you have any questions or feedback.
Finally, thanks to Luke Faraone, Faidon Liambotis, Moritz Mühlenhoff,
Max Semenik, Chad Horohoe, Antoine Musso, and all of the beta testers of
the package for making this a reality.
Congratulations Legoktm! This is huge!
For those who haven't been following this, Legoktm started working
seriously on this project during the Wikimania 2015 hackathon in
Mexico City. He has kept the process moving over these many months and
worked through lots and lots of blocking issues that would have
stopped most people. For me this is just one more example of why
Legoktm is awesome and deserving of public praise. :)
Bryan Davis Wikimedia Foundation <bd808(a)wikimedia.org>
[[m:User:BDavis_(WMF)]] Sr Software Engineer Boise, ID USA
irc: bd808 v:415.839.6885 x6855