This is just another small reminder that, because the servers which host
tiles.wmflabs.org and wma.wmflabs.org (wikiminiatlas) and overpass-wiki
run on a version of the OS (Ubuntu Trusty) that is no longer supported (and
hasn't been available for new instances since november 2017).
These services need maintainers and support by community members in order
to keep them alive after dec 18th (after which wmflabs will phase out those
versions) and before the EOL of early 2019 of the OS. Unfortunately it
seems no one is stepping up so far to convert these machines.
This issue is tracked at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T204506
As I was curious, I looked around on the tile server a bit and used what I
could find to update
This is all the information that I could gather, but i'm FAR from sure if
that is complete information and if I would break anything with a rebuild
basing myself on that info, so any information on missing elements etc.
would be appreciated. I've not gotten around to looking at wikiminiatlas.
If the services are not rebuild then likely they will just disappear at
some point for all layer variants. This includes the mapnik, black and
white, hill shading, hike bike layers. As I have no idea how many users of
these services there are, it is hard to say what the effect of that would
Based on comments that I received on Wikimedia-l, I would like to invite
people to a casual online meetup one hour before the monthly WMF Metrics
and Activities Meeting.
There will be no set agenda. You can come with questions or ideas that you
would like to discuss. Please be willing to listen to questions and ideas
from other Wikimedians.
I will host the meeting with the Zoom software. You can join with software
or by using your phone. If you join by phone then your phone number will be
visible to other participants.
The primary language of the meeting will be English, but if people would
like to communicate in diverse languages then that is okay too. We can
facilitate translation by text chat. Many Wikimedians, myself included, are
multilingual in varying degrees, so we might try to have live
Here is information about how to connect:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/136978210
Or iPhone one-tap :
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current
Argentina: +54 341 512 2188
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 or +61 (0) 8 7150 1149
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Hong Kong, China: +852 5808 6088
France: +33 (0) 1 8288 0188 or +33 (0) 7 5678 4048
Germany: +49 (0) 30 3080 6188 or +49 (0) 30 5679 5800
Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688
Italy: +39 069 480 6488
Japan: +81 (0) 3 4578 1488 or +81 524 564 439
Mexico: +52 229 910 0061 or +52 554 161 4288
Spain: +34 84 368 5025 or +34 91 198 0188
Sweden: +46 (0) 7 6692 0434 or +46 (0) 8 4468 2488
Russia: +7 495 283 9788
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3051 2874 or +44 (0) 20 3695 0088
US: +1 408 638 0986 or +1 646 558 8665
Meeting ID: 136 978 210
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ekaPibJIy
The first "Wikimedia Café" meetup will be on 30 August 2018, at 17:00 UTC /
Let me emphasize that the environment won't be like this
so please don't feel intimated if you are nervous about public speaking.
(If a conversation feels to me like it is becoming uncivil or intimidating,
then I will ask the debaters to quiet themselves or to move to somewhere
else.) The meeting will generally have an environment that is more like this
I anticipate that few people will come, which is okay. I hope that if you
come then you will enjoy the environment and conversation.
Until next time,
( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
I'm starting today's "Thank you Tuesday" thread with a big Merry Christmas to all Wikimedia Developers. Wikimedia Developers are just awesome and they have a way of doing with things (Computers + MediaWiki = Wikipedia).
I want to thank all developers in the movement that have helped me become better at my contributions to MediaWiki and other related Wikimedia projects. A short list below;
Legoktm, Reedy, Pmiazga, Jdlrobson, Thiemo_WMDE, Bawolff, Jdforrester, Krinkle, Matmarex, Volker_E, Sklaporte, Hoo, Lydia_WMDE, Nikerabbit, Aklapper, Xqt, Framawiki, QuimGil, Apergos, Amire80, BryanDavis and MaxSem + the *entire* Wikimedia developer community.
See, the list is so long as over time, I've worked with developers that have in one way or another shaped my way of doing things in the Wikimedia movement. The list above is just a short list and I want to take today to thank all of them for their awesomeness and for helping people get better at writing code in Wikimedia. You are all awesome and I love you all!
Enjoy your Christmas / Holidays <3. Who do you want to thank on this special day?
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
Prague, CZ between 17-19 May 2019.
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: *hackathon(a)wikimedia.cz
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!
Events Program Manager
Technical Collaboration Team
Previously, Action::requiresUnblock() was only called in
Action::checkCanExecute() which was called by Action::show().
As of 478056 <https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/core/+/478056>,
Action::requiresUnblock() is now called from
Title::getUserPermissionsErrors() and Title::userCan().
This is being done to determine if a blocked user is blocked from
performing an action or not.
This change is being made without deprecation, because it is not a large
enough change in logic to justify deprecating the public methods on Title.
If you have a class that extends Action, or one of it’s subclasses
(FormAction or FormlessAction) you should ensure that the requiresUnblock()
method returns the proper value (the default is true).
Thalia Chan performed an audit of all of the classes that extend Action and
all of them look correct (or have been fixed):
This issue has exposed a larger issue that is open for discussion:
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Sorry for missing Tuesday, here's this week's thank you thread :)
* Thanks to Faidon for packaging different Python 3 versions for
Stretch so Wikimedia CI can test against multiple Python versions
* Thanks to Jforrester and Paladox for staying on top of regressions
and being the most active REL1_32 backporters.
* Thanks to Thiemo for his code review and paying attention to the
* Thanks to Anomie for writing up a great explanation of database
optimization and query performance (one of the best I've read in a
- -- Legoktm
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