Hi Valerie,

Thanks for the update! I'm looking forward to testing out the new version.

I have a couple of questions:

1. Will the new version be compatible with the existing Wikibase installations?
2. What are the main changes in the new version?

Best Regards,
Aliyu Shaba.

On Tue, Feb 13, 2024, 5:01 PM Valerie Wollinger <valerie.wollinger@wikimedia.de> wrote:

Dear Wikibase Community, 

We’re thrilled to announce the release of WMDE.15, our security release compatible with MediaWiki 1.39.6.

Changes in short:

  • The QuickStatements image only uses the QS_PUBLIC_SCHEME_HOST_AND_PORT variable from now on. It should remain set to the public hostname of the Wikibase instance. WIKIBASE_SCHEME_AND_HOST is deprecated and no longer used.
    Find more details in this change

  • The announcement of MediaWiki 1.39.6 is here

Previous changes in the 1.39-based releases:

Please also note that, as always, the file LocalSettings.php is world-readable. Viewing it from within the container reveals the database password and secret key. 

Upgrading your Wikibase

Please note that starting with Wikibase 1.39 release, the Wikibase extension must be enabled in MediaWiki using the Extension Registration mechanism. If you have been providing your own MediaWiki configuration file (LocalSettings.php) for your Wikibase container, make sure to check these upgrade instructions.

Are you looking for documentation?

Our Wikibase documentation is the way to go for our installation instructions and FAQ. For Wikibase 1.39 developer documentation, take a look at https://doc.wikimedia.org/Wikibase/REL1_39/

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We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new version!


Valerie, on behalf of the WMDE Wikibase Suite team 

Valerie Wollinger (She/Her)
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