Hello all,

I wanted to send a heads-up to various places that MediaWiki 1.31, the legacy LTS release, will be End-of-Life as of next month, June 2021.[0] There will be a final release to follow-on from the current latest version 1.31.14 coming out in June, but it may have slipped people's mind that this deadline is approaching so swiftly.

System administrators still using 1.31 are encouraged to start their migration to the current LTS release, 1.35. MediaWiki 1.35, released in September 2020, will be supported until September 2023. If you don't require LTS support, you will be able to upgrade to 1.36 which will be supported till May 2022 once it is released, before the end of the month.

As always, please be mindful of the upgrade instructions, especially including making a back-up of your database, and testing extension compatibility.


[0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Version_lifecycle