We have one more release update for Media Viewer, based on today’s discussions with our
deployment and engineering teams.
They recommend that we devote an entire release to Wikimedia Commons on May 15, because it
is is a more complex deployment, which we want to track more closely. As a result, we will
push back the release to other large wikis by a week, with the final release to all wikis
taking place at the end of May, if all goes well. Next week’s release will take place as
planned, except that it will not include Wikimedia Commons.
Here is the updated schedule:
• May 8:
Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Telugu Wikipedias
• May 15:
• May 22:
English, German, Italian and Russian Wikipedias
• May 29:
Enable by default on all wikis
More details are posted here:
Next week, we’ll post an update on how Media Viewer is performing on our first 16 sites,
along with more community feedback.
Have a great weekend!
Product Manager, Multimedia