with mediawiki2latex it is now possible to export content from MediaWiki
to a variety of formats.
Online conversion is provided under the following URL:
Available output formats are PDF, LaTeX, EPUB, ODT and HTML.
The source code is available under GPL.
There is a Debian package. As well as GUI in Debian.
Also binary command line version for Windows is available.
More details and installation instructions are given on the project
We need your help. (I mean, really, I don’t think this will work without
you.) As you know, our readers mainly read the wikis on mobile phones, but
our editing tools are focused on desktop and keyboards. This will be a
problem for us in the long run: Wikipedia became a big thing because
everyone who read it could add information. If this is not true in the
future, we’ll have a harder time getting new editors. In the long run,
effective mobile editing is about our survival.
The Wikipedia Android app is going to try a couple of things to see if we
can get more people to start doing small tasks – adding or translating
short title descriptions.
I have two things to ask:
1) If you have an Android phone and can install the app, would you be
willing to test this yourself? We need to hear both from users who are
used to editing on mobile and desktop and from users who usually edit only
on desktop, so you don’t worry if you haven’t edited on mobile before.
Sign up here to help out:
2) Could you spread the word and the sign-up link in your local community?
It would be most appreciated.
If you have questions, then I think that posting them on the talk page at
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Android_editing_features will be the best
way to reach the team. THANK YOU!
Sherry Snyder (WhatamIdoing)
Community Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
Please tell your local technical communities about this, so that interested
people can register. Thanks. :-)
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Rachel Farrand <rfarrand(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:32 PM
On behalf of Wikimedia Czech Republic and the Wikimedia Foundation
Community Relations team we are please to announce that registration for
the Wikimedia Hackathon 2019
is now open for both scholarships and regular attendees!
The hackathon will be held at the Czech National Library of Technology
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q630893> in Prague, CZ between 17-19 May
We have identified three focus areas
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program> for the
event which we will continue to refine and clarify over the next months. We
welcome your suggestions and collaboration on additional focus areas or
larger projects and as usual welcome participants who plan to work on or
learn about any project that they like related to any area of Wikimedia
If you have any questions or comments please contact: *
Otherwise, please continue to follow our program and organizational
developments on Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 on Mediawiki
Please help us by forwarding this email to relevant lists!
For a long time now, we have had the default behaviour of admins can
unblock themselves if blocked.
In my opinion, this is a poor default. In the event of a compromised
admin account, the compromised account can just unblock themselves and
continue being malicious.
To that end, and in light of some recent admin accounts being
compromised, we now disallow admins to unblock themselves. This
doesn't apply to self blocks - Admins who block themselves can still
unblock themselves. However admins who are blocked by other admins can
no longer unblock themselves.
I'm still open to communities who want to continue to have the old
behaviour to opt out of the new behaviour - The primary thing here is
that the default has now changed, so that anywhere that was using the
old behaviour for no other reason then it was the default is now using
the new behaviour.
Brian Wolff ([[User:BWolff_(WMF)]])
Wikimedia Security Team
// sorry for cross-posting
the Technical Advice IRC Meeting  is taking a 4-week break. The next
meeting will take place in 2019, on January 16.
Also, please take note that there’ll be only one time slot for the
Technical Advice IRC Meeting in 2019: 4 pm UTC.
See you in 2019!
Johanna (for the Technical Advice IRC Meeting crew)
Reminder: Technical Advice IRC meeting again **Wednesday 4-5 pm UTC** on
Question can be asked in English & German.
The Technical Advice IRC Meeting is a weekly support event for volunteer
developers. Every Wednesday, two full-time developers are available to help
you with all your questions about Mediawiki, gadgets, tools and more! This
can be anything from "how to get started" over "who would be the best
contact for X" to specific questions on your project.
If you know already what you would like to discuss or ask, please add your
topic to the next meeting:
Hope to see you there!
Michi (for the Technical Advice IRC Meeting crew)
Michael F. Schönitzer
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.