Dear community members, 

Despite our efforts, and with much progress behind the scenes, we regret that we won’t be able to release Wikibase Suite 1.38 in December. Although our engineers have put their hearts into this (and we want to express our deepest gratitude to them), our team simply reached its limits in December. 

We’re very aware that as of the recent Mediawiki 1.39 release, our latest Docker images are in parity only with a deprecated version of MediaWiki. This is far from ideal, but we’re steadily catching up to the great work done by our colleagues at The Wikimedia Foundation. 

Given all the progress we’ve made on Wikibase Suite 1.38 in December, we’re confident that we will be able to proceed with its release in the first half of January. Attaining parity with MediaWiki is Suite’s top engineering priority at the moment.

As always, we want to hear your feedback: tell us how you feel and, even better, please let us know what you’re most looking forward to in our releases.

Wishing you some rest and good times with those that are special to you over the coming weeks. We’re looking forward to picking back up with you in January. 


Jon and Valerie

Valerie Wollinger
Community Communications Manager Wikibase

Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23–24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30-577 11 62-0

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