Hi Nik, 
thank you.

A question:
the new search make the whole system of enabling specific namespaces for the search obsolete? this was a problem for Wikisource (I just noticed that an important ns was not enabled), but with Cirrus now it seems perfectly ok.


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM, Nikolas Everett <neverett@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hello ambassadors,

I have more CirrusSearch updates for folks who haven't tuned out this conversation already:
1.  Cirrus is now the primary search backend for all wikis that used to have it as primary before our November outage, closed, enwiksource, cawiki, and itwiktionary.
2.  Cirrus is available as a betafeature on all wikisources, wikimediawikis, wikimaniawikis, and wiktionaries.
3.  We're indexing commons, wikispecies, and all the wikinewses now.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Nikolas Everett <neverett@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Small Cirrus updates:

You can now enable Cirrus as a beta feature on all wikis on which Cirrus is a secondary.  On English wikisource the link is https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures.  The name of the feature is "New search" for now.  Yup, we know that it won't be "new" for too long but we hope that it'll become the standard search before it stops being "new".

Mediawiki has cirrus as primary now.

You can now negate incategory: and intitle:.  Example:  https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?search=incategory%3A%22Featured+texts%22+-incategory%3Anovels&title=Special%3ASearch .  Documentation: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Search/CirrusSearchFeatures#Changes_to_filters_.28intitle:.2C_and_incategory:.29  This was another small change the wikinews requested.

I'm still looking to start switching wikis that are currently running cirrus as a secondary to primary starting next Wednesday or so.  We've also scheduled adding more wikis to try cirrus as secondary:  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Search#Wikis  Note that the date on that page is the date that I start indexing so add a day or two for those wikis to finish indexing if you are following along at home.


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