This is a follow up from our last email some months ago (and a crosspost).
You may already have seen today's announcement from Legal about the
Maps are transitioning towards a more modern architecture. The first phase
of this transition will be replacing Tilerator  with Tegola  as our
vector tile server. This is a change in the Maps infrastructure, so there
should be little to no impact to the end users’ experience.
It is important that we are able to provide software that is sustainable to
support, before we can guarantee a reliable user experience. Wikimedia Maps
aim to provide Wikimedia users a consistent experience contributing to and
learning about geoinformation. To achieve this goal, we will empower those
engineers maintaining the Wikimedia Maps infrastructure to do so with ease
and low effort.
If you want to learn more, please head to mediawiki.org , where you will
also find a Questions & Answers section.
Thanks, and take care,
Erica Litrenta (on behalf of the Product Infrastructure team)
Erica Litrenta (she/her)
Manager, Community Relations Specialists
Wikimedia Foundation <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)>
I just noticed that I can no longer amend other peoples patch sets. I used to have this ability, but it appears that it was moved to Trusted-Contributors.  Can someone in that group add me?
Thanks in advance.
// sorry for cross-posting
Hi! Another improvement for the syntax highlighting (CodeMirror) is coming
The Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Deutschland will update the colors
in the syntax highlighting feature to add more contrast, improving
accessibility and readability. The changes ensure that the syntax
highlighting color scheme is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG 1.4.3 AA).
This not only helps people with reduced vision, but can also be helpful
when editing in glaring daylight. Examples can be found on the project
As usual, we deploy in batches, and plan to start with a German, Catalan
and Turkish Wikipedia on March 24.
Feedback is, as always, welcome on the talk page of the project.
Johanna for the Technical Wishes team
Project manager Community Communications Technical Wishes
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Unsere Vision ist eine Welt, in der alle Menschen am Wissens der Menschheit
teilhaben, es nutzen und mehren können. 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 27/029/42207.
I'm Shahansha, a student at Heritage Institute of technology. I have
experince from last more than 1 year in my journey as a developer and have
worked with HTML, CSS, JS,java, Bootstrap 4, Python3, C/C++,mongoDB, MySQL
to enchance MY creativity.
Im interested to enchance develops, enhances, tests and web content
applications with an end goal of creating engaging and user-friendly site
layout and function, I'm much fascinated to be a part of the community,
learn and contribute In wikimedia Gsoc.
Hi Wikitech-I Team,
I am Rohit Purkait, 1st year B.Tech undergraduate at Techno India Main.
I would like to contribute to Wikitech-I*.* I have working experience in
This is one of the responsive websites created by me in the Front-End
My created website <https://loop-studios-chi.vercel.app/>
Here is the GitHub repo link for the above: Github Repo Link
Thanks and Regards,
This is a summary of this week's deployment of the 1.36.0-wmf.35
branch of MediaWiki and its extensions. The primary person doing this
was Ahmon Dancy, with Brennen Bearnes as backup, both from the Release
Overall this week was not entirely smooth, but not too bad. The branch
was created automatically early on Tuesday, UTC time, as usual. Ahmon
deployed it to group0, but had to roll back due to T277362. All wikis
are now on 1.36.0-wmf.35. Next week is a new train.
There were several problems found that blocked the train from
progressing to the next group:
- T277056: TypeError: Argument 1 passed to
Wikimedia\Rdbms\TransactionProfiler::recordConnection() must be of
the type string, null given
- T277061: Many WikibaseLexeme tests suddenly failing in
- T277094: Bug in client error logging stops any errors from being
logged in group 0 wikis
- T277161: Minify v2.2.0 incorrectly minifies vue.js (faulty line
break resulting in early return)
- T277795: User not found by actor ID: [id]
- an attempt at fixing was made, but the fix is stiill being
- T277302: Hatnote and ambox recognition is poor and essentially only
works for enwiki
- T277362: Deprecation warning client-repo wikitext link
- T277593: ErrorException: Invalid cross-wiki page Q[id]. Expected:
wikidatawiki, got local (duplicate of T277593)
Several people helped to find, triage, analyze, or fix of problems
during this week. Release Engineering thanks everyone, without
help we wouldn't be able to deploy MediaWiki.
- Aaron Schulz
- Amir Sarabadani
- Antoine Musso
- Bartosz Dziewoński
- Daniel Kinzler
- Ed Sanders
- Gergő Tisza
- James D. Forrester
- Jon Robson
- Leszek Manicki
- Lucas Werkmeister
- Roan Kattouw
- Sam Smith
- Timo Tijhof
- Tobias Andersson
There may have been other people, and if so, we apologize for not
including them on the list above.
For more information, please see:
WMF release engineering team | he/him or they/them
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
the sum of all knowledge."
This extension is one of the oldest extensions we still have in production
and currently does not have a maintainer. FlaggedRevs has been the cause of
several incidents and visible regressions specially since software decays
and our environment constantly changes.
Another problem with this extension is its scope, while most of its
functionalities are not enabled in WMF production or enabled in a very
small set of wikis (e.g. multiple dimensions was enabled only in Hebrew
Wikisource but they agreed to disable it). This has made maintaining the
extension a tall order (more of a nightmare). In other words, this
extension does too many things and does none well.
To move forward, we are removing barely used functionalities of this
extension. Including support for multiple dimensions, multiple tiers,
several one of its special pages and more to make it less of a burden to
maintain and improve. It would simplify its logic drastically and will
enable us to rework its old interface, fix several deprecated code that
this extension is the last to block their removal (like action=ajax),
reduce the number of issues/incidents/regressions caused by this extension
and much more.
Users in most wikis that have this extension enabled (including English
Wikipedia and German Wikipedia) won't see a difference but for example,
users won't be able to mark a revision as "good quality" or "average
quality" anymore in English Wikibooks or Finnish Wikipedia. The
"checked/stable" status will stay though.
This is also to notify third party installations of this extension that
this will happen from release 1.36 so if you need to have some of its
features we are removing, please fork.
To see the discussion around this, take a look at
Thank you for understanding and sorry for any inconvenience.